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Thursday July 9, 2009

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Rewriting the Please Pass the Seeds Case

Please Pass the Seeds (doc)
Seeds Feed the World

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Assessing Cases

A Case on Case Use: Angela

Case writing focus on implementation and assessment

Incorporating standards/ grade level expectations

Case: Angela

Field Testing Forms for Teachers and Students on Using Cases

Assessing the Case for Teaching and Learning

Using Investigative Cases at the SERC Site Pedagogy in Action

Plant Content in the National Science Education Standards

National and State Standards

GLEs

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Online Resources
Cyberlearning

Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

Updating Resources for Adopted/Adapted Cases

WorldMapper Cereal Production
Fruit Exports
Fruit Imports
Recipes Featuring Seeds
Antiques Roman Dishes with Seeds

4:15-4:45

Blogging

 

4:45-5:00

Daily Feedback

 

Day
Overview

Assessment is critical to successful case based learning and adopting/adapting existing cases is a good way to begin. Resources should reflect cyberlearning.

See July 9th Summary

Homework

Case Collaborations Planting Science Site

 



July 9th Summary
Case Learning
Plant Science
Technology
Careers
Assessment of cases includes methods such as asking questions, finding data and applying it to decision making, and engaging in peer review as well as demonstrating familiarity of specific content such as the root emerges first during germination. Adopting and adopting existing cases is a good option for busy teachers. The role of seeds in human nutrition is explored.
Major crops based on seeds/fruits include cereal grains, legumes, and nuts.
Online cases and relevant resources including audio and video are explored.
Extended examples of food uses of plants.
Chef
Nutritionist
Agricultural experts such as crop scientists