May 06, 2021
STP 201 - Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
An introduction to theory and practice for effective math and science teaching in grades K-12. This field-based career exploration course enables candidates to observe and identify essential components of content, equity, and professional practice. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter). Formerly STP 301, students may not receive credit for both.
Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Use exemplary sources of inquiry-based instructional models to adapt and teach engaging STEM lessons to elementary students.
- Write performance objectives and assessments aligned with state and national standards.
- Design questions to determine students’ acquisition of knowledge.
- Research, observe, and critique strategies and assets for achieving instructional equity.
- Based on effective research on daily procedures and behavioral expectations or guidelines, describe professional teaching/management practices (safe classroom, mutual respect, professional conduct and appearance, effective use of technology, etc).
- Based on professional research, identify and describe qualities of effective teachers and personal management style, (e.g., authoritarian, interacting, democratic, etc.)
- Describe the range of learner characteristics that are significant for instructional decisions (e.g. edTPA Task 1 Part A).
- Reflect on professional research on policies for K-12 laws and court decisions regarding state and federal funding, agencies, constitution, and governmental structures.
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