I notice that your teaching interests are science and social studies. While this is not the usual combination, these topics offer many opportunities for integration, which we know is the best way for young adolescents to learn!
There are many resources here. I hope you will find them helpful and that you will share resources you discover.
Perhaps one of the best ways to get the most benefit from your membership here is to join a group. Here you will find more personal interaction. Who knows, contacts you make may lead to a position in the future.
Hi Ken - I know I "made" you join but I hope this experience is a good one for you. I want you to be part of a professional community of educators that runs the gamut - preservice all the way to educators that have had 40 years of experience. I'm hoping that the community will share, create, and learn from each other.
I want to point out some resources that will be helpful as you do your work for 731.20 - look on the Main Page on the left side - MSP2 Resources box. There are science resource guides, Diigo lists, blogs, freeware/shareware pages, and the archived recordings of all of the webinars that we've had so far.
We have lots of upcoming webinars (ones sponsored by MSP2 and other organizations) - click on the Events tab to look at those.
We also have other Groups (click on the Groups tab) that you might be interested in joining (just a suggestion). You can always read the discussions/postings without joining.
I wanted to make sure that you realize that he Middle Childhood Science Methods Course group is a private group so all conversations that you have in that group will be only readable by your classmates. If you comment/post anywhere else on the site - it would be viewable by everyone. Just a heads up!
I see that your second focus is social studies - it would be interesting to see how we can integrate science and social studies topics. One thing we will talk about is History of Science - maybe that will be a start.
Looking forward to the rest of the quarter! Please feel free to email me or make an appointment if you have any questions or concerns. Regards, Dr. Lightle
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Which best describes your position?
Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science, Social Studies
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