Teaching High School Physics Dr. Carl J. Wenning Illinois State University& Ms. Rebecca Vieyra Carey-Grove High School
Textbook Sections • Teaching and Science • Scientific Inquiry • Best Practices of Science Teaching • Individualizing Instruction • Other Considerations • Planning and Assessing • Student Teaching and Beyond • Appendix
Teaching and Science • Becoming a Teacher • Science Literacy • Teaching and Learning • Scientific Epistemology • Inquiry in Introductory Physics • Levels of Inquiry
Scientific Inquiry • Intellectual Process Skills • Inquiry – Simple Systems • Inquiry – Complex Systems • Mathematical Methods of Inquiry • Using Technology Effectively • Teaching the Nature of Science
Best Practices of Teaching • Minimizing Resistance to Inquiry • Enhancing Achievement • Active Engagement • Cooperative Learning • Reality-based Learning • Alternative Conceptions • Student Learning Difficulties • Metacognition and Self-regulation
Individualizing Instruction • Differentiated Instruction • Cultural, Linguistic, & Gender Diversity • Special Needs Students • Promoting Academic Success • Social and Emotional Learning
Other Teaching Considerations • Classroom Conversations • Whiteboarding and Socratic Dialogues • Classroom Management • Legal, Safe, and Ethical Teaching
Planning, Assessing, Evaluating • Curriculum Development • Unit Planning • Instructional Design • Simple Assessment • Complex Assessment • Evaluation
Student Teaching and Beyond • The High School Setting • Student Teaching • Finding Your First Teaching Job • The First Year of Teaching • Professional Practice and Growth
Appendix: Critical Advice • Achievement and Goals • Studying, Learning, Time Management • Professional Development • Personal Development • Personal and Professional Integrity
Review Process • Modified Delphi Technique: • Employs a group of reviewers for each chapter • Chapter is revised following reviewer comments • Reviewers vote on suitability of revised chapter • Chapter must meet with majority approval • Our Process: • Web-based • Anonymous
Review Criteria • Clarity (elaboration, examples, images) • Accuracy (correct, representing properly) • Precision (specific, detailed, exact) • Relevance (pertinent, meaningful, necessary) • Depth (detailed, addressed complexities) • Breadth (comprehensive, includes major ideas) • Logic (makes sense, reasonable, evidence-based) • Significance (important, address central ideas) • Fairness (honestly addresses other view points)
Future Developments • Current status… • Publishing: • Hard copy? • Electronic? • Publisher? • Next step a companion guide for physics teacher educator.
To Participate in Review • Email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest in reviewing chapters. • You will be directed to a website where you may select 1-3 chapters for review. • Review process began early in 2014 and must be completed byAugust 2014. • Reviewers will be recognized in the book by name and institution for review work.