This course provides motivation and instructional strategies for K-8 teachers - especially those without a science background - to explore ways to improve their teaching practices. Each program takes an in-depth look at a real classroom, so that teachers can focus on the issues involved in teaching science, such as when to break the class into groups or the steps to supporting good data collection. Observing other teachers in unrehearsed situations will provide new and veteran teachers with fresh ideas and the confidence to try out new teaching approaches in their own classrooms.
This workshop consists of eight 90-minute video programs, an online workshop guide. Review the course work requirements and the supporting website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.