Interactive science lessons
designed for student-centered learning
will help you achieve these goals in your classroom!
Interactive science lessons
designed using the
Lab In Every Lesson framework
foster student-centered learning by:
integrating and activating prior knowledge
emphasizing scientific literacy
employing computer-simulated visual models
providing opportunities for guided, independent and cooperative discovery through exploration
analyzing data sets from the collective group
formatively assessing through skill practice
I developed a lesson planning strategy to easily and successfully support Scientific Method Mastery and implement student-centered learning principles in an online chemistry class for a cyber charter school.
Here's how you can learn to do the same:
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE
STUDENT ACTIVITY TRACKER
This Active Learning Lesson Plan Template has been designed to ensure students make the proper connections between their observations and the core ideas of a science lesson while emphasizing the cross-cutting concepts of science (think NGSS!).
It's proven to generate the type of engagement that leads to achievement in some of the most challenging classroom environments.
Data-driven instruction? We've got that covered, too!
The Student Activity Tracker can be used to monitor attendance, activity completion and mastery each day of the week.
Careful and regular reflection on the data collected here allows us to tweak our lesson planning techniques and identify patterns of behavior that allows us to better serve every student.
STUDENT-CENTERED SCIENCE TEACHER SOCIETY
TAP INTO SUPPORT & INSPIRATION
as you explore and consider adopting new instructional strategies
Post your ideas and questions to The Bulletin Board, live chat with other members over coffee in the Coffee Pot Talk area,
and visit The Classroom to view my YouTube messages before they post live to the public.
STOP TEACHING BY TELLING!
Ditch the Lecture Hall Lullaby and lead active learning!
You don't need to "flip" your classroom, purchase interactive notebooks, or perform demonstrations to become a student-centered science teacher with classrooms full of engaged students who demonstrate mastery of both science content and science skills.
With a curriculum of interactive science lessons planned using a proven, signature framework and delivered using research-based, classroom-tested, student-centered instructional strategies, you can become the teacher you always wanted to be -- one who supports students as they seek answers through observation and make informed decisions based on evidence.
This program, complete with focused lessons, tangible resources, and a supportive community of science teachers is a great first step toward transforming the culture of your classroom to one which empowers students and
allows you to establish meaningful, lasting relationships with your students.
DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN STUDIO
STOP STRESSING ABOUT STOCKING YOUR SUPPLY CLOSET!
Maintain your student-centered classroom culture using technology instead.
Get all the benefits of The Active Learning Laboratory membership, PLUS clarity on how to use content area standards (even the NGSS!), create active learning experiences that generate data for analysis, master formative assessment, and tailor instruction for individual students.
Get all the resources included in The Active Learning Laboratory membership, PLUS help in the form of personalized feedback on your lesson designs, outlines, cheat sheets, checklists, and flowcharts for planning, on-demand training with a seasoned science teacher and instructional technology trainer.
The Lab In Every Lesson planning strategy was born when I sought to create interactive chemistry lessons to ensure my students didn't just learn science as a collection of facts but also as a process. If you teach physical science or chemistry, you've got a great collection of ready-to-teach lessons and resources from which to choose ... and the library is growing!