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GWTeach Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design
Inquiry-based Lesson Design
Spring 2017
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Field Work (Internship)
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GTCH 1001

Larry Medsker
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Second recruitment course in the GWTeach professional development sequence. Overview of latest methods in teaching. Middle school teaching experience using lessons written based on district curricula.
Students will be able to… • demonstrate science or mathematics content knowledge in the design and teaching of middle school lessons aligned with district curriculum. • utilize exemplary sources of inquiry-based mathematics or science lessons. • identify the unique attributes of adolescent students and implement teaching strategies that are effective in the middle school environment. • design and teach inquiry-based lessons using the 5E Instructional Model. • plan for and implement safe classroom practices. • discuss strategies for achieving instructional equity. • design and teach lessons that incorporate the use of technology. • use probing questions to elicit feedback to determine students’ acquisition of knowledge. • use pre- and post-assessments aligned to performance objectives to evaluate student learning, to provide instructive feedback to middle school students, and as a basis for revising lesson plans. • provide instructive feedback to peers. • reflect on teaching experiences to revise lesson plans. • assess commitment to pursue teaching as a career path.
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Step 2 is part of the UTeach model curriculum upon which our new GWTeach program is based. We are the first to introduce this kind of exploratory course in which students, early in their undergraduate program, can explore teaching and career paths that are enhanced by a knowledge of learning and how to help others learn.
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