As an elementary teacher you will be expected to be the Worlds best generalist. In the sciences, this means you must be prepared to teach life science, earth science, physical science, etc. However, even if you have a major in one (or more) of the sciences, it is doubtful that you will have expertise in all the science content you will be expected to teach in grades one through six. This project is designed to assist you in remediating a deficient in your science content knowledge. Choosing any area(s) of science where you believe that your content knowledge in insufficient for competent, successful teaching on the elementary level, you will develop a resource portfolio. Since you may be required to teach any elementary grade, you are encouraged to collect a wide variety of materials, lessons and activities that will meet the requirements of the common core or CT. State department of Education science standards. You can also select a topic that you are very interested in and use this project to expand you knowledge. The materials collected for this project may be used in any number of lessons as well as disciplines outside of science (such as math, language arts, etc.) and for a variety of grades that you will be certified to teach. The resource portfolio must include the following (this is the minimum!!!): Cover Page Topic or theme of portfolio Table of Contents (all pages for resources must be numbered!) Educational Resources for you and your students including: 25+ Books & Magazines [include titles, authors, publishers & date of publication (5+ teacher resources, 20+ student oriented) 10+ Movies, Videos, DVD, Utube Sample of an Internet search 20+ websites specific to your topic 2 rubrics designed to evaluate websites 5+ lesson plans obtained from the net 15+ Experiential activities and/or investigations that could be used to teach or enhance your unit. 5+ Potential Field Trip sites names, locations, activities provided. 5+ Human Resources Names, Title, Expertise, address, phone number & e-mail if possible Your lessons, activities, websites, etc. must include the intended grade levels. Note You may add to the list (such as activities for students with special needs), but your portfolio must include everything identified above. As stated above, this is the minimum to satisfy this requirement and to earn a B. To earn an A you will need to have no less than: 35 books (10+ teacher resources, 25+ student oriented) 13 video, DVDs, UTube, etc. 30 websites 3 rubrics designed to evaluate the websites 10 lessons from the internet 25 hands-on, experiential activities 10 field trip sites 10 potential human resources
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