This class changed my teaching forever
Posted December 19, 2011on:
This class changed my teaching forever. It was powerful!
Congratulations to science teacher Stacey Balbach who will be speaking about Primary Sources Science at the
National Science Teachers Convention in March 2012. Way to go!
When she was a student in Teaching With Primary Sources, a Wisconsin science teacher discovered primary sources are not just for history or serious researchers. Primary sources can enhance student learning throughout all content areas and for for students of all ages. She used Leonardo DaVinci’s journals and notes help students understand the importance of scientific observation and note-taking. The science teacher discovered that Primary sources are exciting from the point of a chemist or physicist. ” With the new accessibility of the sources really the opportunities for teachers are endless. The sky is the limit. Really you can build any type of multifaceted project that you want ”
A health/science teacher used maps depicting the spread if diseases as the United States expanded westward to the study of today’s infectious diseases. She connected the health curriculum to literature by reading Peg Kehret’s Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio to her students.
A middle level teacher was excited to learn how she could use primary sources to help teach resource validity and overall literacy. Instruction became more student-centered, there was a high level of student engagement, and students developed a deeper meaning of the subject matter because of increased accessibility to primary sources. She concluded, by learning how to locate and use primary sources I was reminded of what my responsibility is as an educator: to increase student achievement and understanding. By failing to incorporate primary sources, I fail my students.
The next Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Using Primary Sources course begins soon.
See what former other students have to say.
Register Online: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/register.cfm