TITLE

IMPROVING SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS AND METRO EAST ST. LOUIS: STUDENTS LEARNING SCIENCE THROUGH A SUSTAINED NETWORK OF TEACHERS

AUTHOR(S)
Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Planning & Changing;2011, Vol. 42 Issue 1/2, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for chemistry, biology, earth science, and physics teachers in grades 6-12. The project has been modified over the years, and this article explains both modifications and causes, in specific terms such as the effects of funding on classroom equipment and supplies as well as, more importantly, on the turnover among teacher participants. The Hands-On Science project emphasizes classroom assessment techniques, collaboration, and more active learning. Quick Course Diagnosis and Group Instructional Feedback Technique (or Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) are two of the specific methods of assessment used in this successful, long-lived ITQ project--which originally began as an Eisenhower project.
ACCESSION #
67721119

 

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