As our pedagogy has developed, we’ve paid great attention to the importance of individual learning needs, developing individual education plans for exceptional students but also promoting the concept that teachers build a strong relationship with each of their students. This relationship is intended to help the teacher meet the student where they are, and encourage their involvement in the content of the course through their interests and the interaction. The content should be learned in isolation, between the teacher and the student, and often teacher and student via technology. Certainly we’ve enabled learners in our classroom to push themselves further and engaged them with this model, but we’ve done so at the cost of true authenticity in modelling the discipline of science, and indeed the primary mechanism by which many working environments function in general.
Videoconferencing allows students to connect to science professionals, engineers and other STEM experts and provides relevant real-world contexts and personal stories that help students engage with... read more
USING GOOGLE FORMS AND SHEETS TO CREATE LARGE DATASETS THAT ALLOW FOR A RICH ANALYSIS OF STUDENT-COLLECTED INQUIRY DATA (SNC1P)
Students will fill out a Google Form on the ecosystem data that they collect, which will then be exported into a Google Sheet and analyzed so that students can see trends in their class's dataset... read more