Session 2. Learning Conversations and Ocean Currents

This session focuses on learning conversations, the purpose and value in learning and ways to support students engaging in academic discussions. Participants explore ocean currents through multiple activities that include a hands-on investigation and observing a computer animation. They construct an explanation for what causes ocean currents and consider evidence-based responses to alternative explanations that […]

Session 1. Teaching and Learning Science

This introductory session of the course begins with participants sharing and discussing their ideas and prior knowledge about some of the themes around which the course was designed. These themes include: Local Ecological Knowledge & Place-based learning, Developing skills to effectively teach with data in the science classroom, Conceptual shifts in teaching and learning as […]