Course: SED 676. Advanced Laboratory Curriculum Development (3)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. SED 676 provides opportunities for teachers to develop a wide variety of innovative and engaging science laboratory activities that include various elements of computer supported collaborative science (pooled data analysis, continuous formative assessment and collaborative resource development). Teachers develop laboratory activities designed to engage students in the those practices and habits of mind described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), such as asking questions and defining problems; developing and using models; planning and carrying out investigations; analyzing and interpreting data; using mathematics and computational thinking; constructing explanations and designing solutions; engaging in argument from evidence; and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. This course fosters the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) so that master’s-degree candidates are better prepared to provide leadership in the use of relevant technologies to engage and enhance science learning.