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Thursday July 15, 2010

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Writing cases: Scenarios
View Yodios
GMO controversy in India
Kentucky Derby:  Animal feed
Origin of cotton bandaging
Nutrition claims: Crisco, trans fat, and  gossypol

Writing a Case (doc)

Components of a Case (doc)

Preparing Case Learners

Resources for Learners (Getting Started)

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Adopting and Adapting Cases

Using Investigative Cases

Finding Cases

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Addressing Standards
and Learning Science Objectives

Plant Content in the National Science Education Standards

National and State Standards

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

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

Field trip
Plant Clinic
Dr. Kevin Ong

 

4:15-4:45

Blog

Start a list of careers that require some knowledge of cotton in order to perform well at that job. Be creative!

4:45-5:00

Daily Feedback

 


Day Overview

  • Writing your own case enables you to highlight local concerns, address specific learning issues, or utilize existing resources.
  • Adopting and adopting existing cases is a good option for busy teachers.
    Educational organizations and plant societies provide a wide variety of learning materials.
  • Consider NSF’s cyberlearning focus in your instructional design

Homework

OPEN  

PM

OPEN

 


July 15th Summary

Case Learning

Plant Science

Technology

Careers

  • Writing your own case or adapting an existing case allows you to introduce context for learning plant science.

    Note:
    Investigative cases require learners to pose their own questions as well as present their own conclusions.
    Cases should be done collaboratively.
    Exploring resources by both the teacher and learner is an essential step.
  • Considering cotton and related technology in the context of daily life – both past and present.

  • Agribusiness relies on science to inform decisions.

  • Genetic modification of crops - Bt gene

  • Oil spill clean up with non-woven textiles

  • Create list of careers that require knowledge of cotton for the blog.