Science Educator

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall

Accumulating Knowledge on Elementary Science Specialists: A Strategy for Building Conceptual Clarity and Sharing Findings
This article offers a framework for supporting identifying and organizing the elements that comprise elementary science specialist models. With these first building blocks, it is the hope of the author to create a foundation for shared language, conceptual...
A School District's Adoption of an Elementary Science Curriculum
The author describes how case study methods were used to understand the intricacies of curriculum adoption in one school district and the context in which an adoption decision was made. As data collection and interpretation commenced, understanding of...
Developing Teacher Leaders in Science: Attaining and Sustaining Science Reform
An argument is made that teacher leadership at both the system and school level is an important part of the science systemic process intended in science education reform. This article describes the design of such a professional development program, the...
Developing Teacher Leaders in Science: Catalysts for Improved Science Teaching and Student Learning
The Reaching for Excellence in Middle and High School Science Teaching and Learning Partnership Project at East Tennessee State University has a long history in the development of teacher leaders. This article describes the professional development model,...
Elementary Science Specialists: A Pilot Study of Current Models and a Call for Participation in the Research
The authors report an empirical pilot study of current models of elementary science instruction that utilize science specialists, and make a call for the participation of schools and districts that use a specialist model to assist in collecting the descriptive...
Models of Providing Science Instruction in the Elementary Grades: A Research Agenda to Inform Decision Makers
This article describes the outgrowth of a recently held invitational conference, supported by the National Science Foundation, to define, describe, and examine existing models for the use of elementary science specialists. The authors explore the educational,...
Teaching Science Methods Online: Myths about Inquiry-Based Online Learning
The author addresses six myths about inquiry-based online science delivery and offers some strategies to demonstrate effective online science teaching.IntroductionWith universities , teacher education institutions, and high schools gearing up heavily...
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