PLED 553 Great Lakes Rocks - Earth Science
About this Course:
Explore the interconnectedness of the Earth systems through our unique Great Lakes perspective, and learn how climate has changed and continues to change through time. Museum of Science and Industry courses are designed to increase teachers's science content knowledge, improve teaching skills, and demonstrate how to use Museum programs and exhibits to enhance science curriculum.
Who Should Attend:
Secondary level science teachers.
- Learn, explore, and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
- Learn that the Earth is a complex system of interacting rock, water, air, and life – the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.
- Explore how these spheres are continually changing, and how changes in one sphere can cause change in others in many ways.
- Understand that these changes involve the cycling of matter, fueled by energy from the Sun and the Earth’s interior.
- Learn that these changes can be explained by universal laws
- Understand these laws and apply them to our local environment
- Study the Earth’s spheres as represented and evident in the Great Lakes region, and discover how the long and complex natural history of the region makes it socially, economically, and environmentally significant.
- Introduction to course, science notebook, hands-on and inquiry based activities
- Final Portfolio Planning and Review � lesson and content piece editing and review.
- Presentations, Project-Based activities, unifying concepts in Earth Systems Science
Illinois Institute of Technology’s Department of Mathematics and Science Education serves as the university partner for the Get Re-Energized class. Six graduate credits are awarded through IIT’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) at the end of the spring 2013 semester (June 2013). You will register for six (6) graduate credits at $300 per credit hour, $1800 per course. To secure graduate credit please complete the attached one page quick application. The course # is PLED 553. To contact the Department of Mathematics and Science Education for additional information, please call 312 567 3660.
Dr. Judith Lederman – Assoc. Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nicole Kowrach - Director of Teaching and Learning
Elsie Ovrahim - Manager, Institute for Quality Science Teaching and Learning
Laura Rico-Beck -Sr. Educator, Institute for Quality Science Teaching & Learning
Pam Barry- Sr. Educator – Institute for Quality Science Teaching
Patricia Messersmith- Sr. Educator – Institute for Quality Science Teaching
April Chancellor- Sr. Educator – Institute for Quality Science Teaching
Julie Lam-Sr. Educator – Institute for Quality Science Teaching