Science Sizzles in the summer at Detroit Public Schools
June 5th and June 12th marked the launch of an exciting partnership between Detroit Public Schools and Discovery Education. Science educators joined Discovery Education Professional Development Specialists at Cooley High School for a hands-on in-depth look at Discovery Education Science. Using the “5 E Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate” of teaching science, DEPD Specialists guided the educators through learning how to create 21st century lessons with rich digital media.Educators learned how to activate student’s prior knowledge by engaging their students with Science related images, video segments, and audio files. They also learned how to effectively encourage students to explore, pose questions, and think about new science concepts with interactive virtual labs, explorations, and integrated science simulations. The culminating activity allowed educators to find media content via a curriculum standards search to enhance their science lessons for summer school students.
- “Thank you for taking us to the land of “what Could be”….thank you…thank you….thank you!”
- “Amazing program, I would LOVE to use this throughout the school year. It would greatly improve the ability for the students to interact and be more engaged in the material. The students would love the opportunity to work with this program and to have more interaction overall.”
- “I really feel that this will be a fantastic addition to the Detroit Public Schools Science Curriculum.”
- “I feel as though I have an interactive tool to take back to my students. Students will be more receptive to learning and will be encouraged to take responsibility for their learning.”
- “Today’s training introduced me to a new way of acquiring and diseminating science information and practices. I am very excited about using this website and look forward to using the website to enrich, enhance and introduce these concepts to my summer school students.”
We look forward to working more with the Detroit Public School Educators in the weeks ahead.
Posted: April 9th, 2010 under Uncategorized.