CHANGING PEDAGOGIES IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
Fall 2005 Donnay and Pomeroy
Dates Presentation Discussion Reading Field Placement Written Assignment Written Assignment leading to case study Assignments Due
31-Aug Neural Basis of Learning: Professor Paul Grobstein 1) Field paperwork How People Learn: Ch 1 due 9/7 Complete paperwork 1. Write two 1-2 page reflections of learning experiences: one that was particularly good and one that was particularly poor for you as a learner. Due 9/7    
  2) Create a concept map about teaching - (Discuss concept maps as a strategy to uncover students' conceptual frameworks)     2a. Compare and contrast tradition/research based lesson: include analysis of lessons in relation to the principles of learning discussed by Prof. Grobstein Due 9/14    
  3) Start compare/contrast lesson types in homogeneous groups.     Myers-Brigs web test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm See description of types: http://typelogic.com/ Due 9/7


   
7-Sep Modalities, multiple intelligences, personality types and learning styles: 1) Fast write about the relation of modalities students' learning experiences Watson & Konicek: Hot Hats due 9/14 Field placements are lined up. 2b. Add new principles (Modalities, etc) presented in class to analysis of 2 lessons paper Due 9/14   How People Learn: Ch 1 due 9/7
  2) Discuss learning experience papers and relate to Grobstein, Modalities materials.     3. Interview faculty about a misconception in a course they are now taking; short write up 1 page due 9/14   1. Two short papers on learning experiences
  3) If time; discuss more lesson analysis         Myers-Brigs test
14-Sep Key Concepts and Pre-Concepts 1) field work: discuss guidelines for placement; etiquette; expectations of journal keeping, etc Inside the Black Box due 9/21   6a. Use readings and presentations to add an identification of big idea/s and key concepts to lesson analysis Due10/5   Watson & Konicek: Hot Hats due 9/14
  2) can students remember having a naive-concept   Make appointment and meet with host teacher -- take notes, also record impressions of neighborhood, school, and classroom     2ab. Paper Compare/Contrast two lesson plans using Grobstein, Modalities ideas
  3) discuss Watson & Konicek         3. 1 pager faculty misconception
  4) share professor's responses on misconceptions          
  5) discuss lesson analysis          
21-Sep Formative Assessment : 1) Discussion on Formative Assessment and Metacognition Glenn Commission; TIMSS summary; two articles NCLB;(Post on Blackboard); Placements start 6b. Use readings and presentations to add to lesson analysis a discussion of formative assessment and metacognition. If not apparent in the lesson/s, then think about how you might build formative assessment, metacognition into the lesson. 10/5 4. Paper describing the educational setting of your field placement - due 9/28 Inside the Black Box due 9/21
  2) Continue last week's discussion 5. half page summary of each NCLB article and post articles on Blackboard        
28-Sep Present Climate; NCLB, Glen Commission, TIMSS Studies. 1)Discuss first week in placement How Students Learn:Ch. 1; Try to pick up on common misconceptions that students have and how they affect learning     Glenn Commission; TIMSS summary; two articles NCLB;(Post on Blackboard)
  2)Fieldwork - How does your teacher learn about what the children understand and can do? AAAS and Math Democracy readings       4. Paper describing the educational setting of your field placement - due 9/28
          5. half page summary of each NCLB article and post on Blackboard
5-Oct Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 1) Discuss lessons in field classrooms and analyses of student learning. (This is preliminary work for paper due 10/19.) HSL: Ch 5, 6 or Ch 9, 10 (Science) Turn in journal to Prof. Donnay by 4:00pm, Tuesday Oct 4.   7. Analysis of a lesson from placement: include references to HSL readings and elements of all presentations to analyze student learning. Be sure to include specific examples of children's work or words. Due 10/19 6ab.Paper compares 2 lesson plans from Key Concepts, Pre-existing knowledge, Formative Assessment, Metacognition.
    2) Peer and self review of journal entries and reflections.         Journal to be handed in 10/5
    3) Develop journal rubric.         HSL reading Ch 1 due 10/5
    2) Peer and self review of journal entries and reflections.         AAAS and Math and Democracy reading due 10/5
    3) Develop journal rubric.          
12-Oct fall break            
19-Oct Reform Curricula in Mathematics and Science - Elementary 1)Discuss lesson analysis from placement How Students Learn: Ch 7 (math) or 11 (science) Interview host teacher   8. Interview questions and responses; include questions about challenges and constraints due 10/26 7. Analysis paper of lesson from placement using all the tools
    2)Discuss the HSL readings.         HSL reading Ch 5, 6 or Ch 9, 10 due 10/19
26-Oct Reform Curricula in Mathematics and Science - Secondary 1)Discuss the HSL readings How Students Learn: Ch 8 (math) or 12 (science)   9. 1-2 page reflection of presentations and readings. and placement (chance to tell us what is on your mind) Due 11/2 10. Analysis of learning #2 - see above - due 11/9 8. Interview of teacher due 10/26
  2)Discussion of teacher interviews         HSL reading Ch 7 or Ch 11
2-Nov Reform Curricula in Mathematics and Science - Higher Education 1)Talk about work in progress: Lesson Analysis 2 from Placement Mapping the field, DP reading due 11/9       9. 1-2 page reflection of presentations and reading and readings and placement Due 11/2
  2)Discuss HSL readings and presentations Think about diverse learners from your placement for next week's discussion       HSL reading Ch 8 or Ch 12
9-Nov Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners 1)Talk about meeting the needs of diverse learners.         10. Analysis of learning #2 - see above - due 11/9
            Mapping the field, DP reading due 11/9
16-Nov Challenges and Constraints - Administrators 1) Develop rubric for case study. 2) Discuss the challenges and constraints that you have perceived in your field placement. Knowing & Teaching Elementary Math due 11/30     11. Putting it all together - pull all pieces into your final case study of learning in your classroom. Written case study due Friday Dec 9;  
          12. oral presentations due Wed Dec 14  
23-Nov Thanksgiving            
30-Nov International Models: TIMSS video of Japanese math class. 1) Discuss implications of TIMSS video and connection with life long learning.   Ask host teacher about her/his opportunities for continued learning (to be included in case study)     Knowing & Teaching Elementary Math reading due 11/30
  2)Discuss Case Study work          
8-Dec Teacher Panel 1)Re-do concept maps         11. Case Study written work due Friday Dec 9
15-Dec Presentation of Field Studies           12. Oral Presentations Wed Dec 14