This DVD with the accompanying Workshop Facilitation Guide provides all the materials needed for short, facilitator-led workshops. Workshop participants view video clips, evaluate what they have seen, and discuss how the strategies used in the video content can be extended into their classrooms or teaching practices.
Materials may be used in after-school sessions or multiple videos may be combined for longer science workshops. Perfect for use by a leadership team, coach or mentor, or Science Department Head, the activities are designed for ease of use with minimal preparation.
Florida Science Reading, YES! DVD
This DVD contains 4 videos that emphasize current issues in content area reading in a Science classroom. Each issue is defined, discussed and illustrated through a separate professional development video. The DVD contains the following videos:
- Reading & Science with a Florida Focus
- Content Area Reading
The first video in the DVD defines some of the current reading initiatives in Florida. The following three videos begin with a discussion on the reading topic, providing a clear overview of the key issues and its importance in science education. Throughout, viewers see lesson excerpts from various classrooms that demonstrate instructional strategies and techniques used to address the reading topic.
Workshop Facilitation Guide
The Facilitation Guide contains workshop activities and information on conducting the workshops. Workshop activities, 4-5 for each video, have Activity Masters to foster participants' discussion and collaboration. Each workshop activity provides opportunities for science teachers to evaluate, discuss, and extend the strategies demonstrated in the video.