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Krakos, Kyra [1], Uno, Gordon [2], Sundberg, Marshall [3].

Broadening botanical pathways in teaching.

Science practices play prominent roles in the Next Generation Science Standards, the revised Advanced Placement (AP) Biology curriculum,/Vision and Change/ in undergraduate biology education, and other undergraduate teaching reform efforts. In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in simple, yet effective, methods for instructors to help students develop science practice skills ranging from generating questions based on observations of the usual and unusual to exploring alternative explanations. Each person will leave the workshop with tested examples, ideas for using and adapting them in any science classroom, and increased confidence to promote student-centered learning and to introduce inquiry into an existing curriculum. Workshop participants also receive a print copy of "Inquiring About Plants: A Practical Guide to Engaging Science Practices", which centers on inquiry instruction. The workshop has several major goals: 1) to introduce inquiry instruction in a science classroom, to engage workshop participants in inquiry activities, and to work with participants to develop their own inquiry-based lessons; 2) to demonstrate the breadth of botanical examples that can be used to teach major biological concepts while using active learning; 3) to outline the key barriers to equity instruction in a science classroom and help workshop participants create activities that focus on scaffolded skills and concepts based on their own interests; 4) to illustrate the benefits and use of effective formative assessments in a science classroom and how instructors can create their own concept inventory questions; and 5) to identify methods for engaging a diversity of students in the study of science through an exchange of best practices and ideas among the entire workshop group.


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1 - Maryville University, Biology, 650 Maryville University, St Louis, MO, 63141, United States
2 - University Of Oklahoma, Department Of Botany And Microbiology, Norman, OK, 73019, United States
3 - 1620 Alabama St, Lawrence, KS, 66044, United States

Keywords:
teaching
inquiry
student-centered learning
science practices
outreach
professional development.

Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W10, Broadening botanical pathways in teaching
Location: Tucson A/Starr Pass
Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: W10001
Abstract ID:61
Candidate for Awards:None


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