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Abstract Title: Teacher behavior change in middle and high school
Abstract: A project that has been running in a high-­needs semi-­urban district in the central Ohio area for the past five years has resulted in changes in teacher behavior. Originally, the participating middle school teachers worked independently and seldom consulted one another. Minimal consultation also occurred among high school teachers. The project helped teachers become more active and involved students in hands-­on, minds-­on activities. Additionally, teachers now work together in coordinating lessons at grade-­ level through the grant-­supported quarterly meetings of all science teachers. After several years, teachers began trading topics among the grade levels, and also started to trust that the teachers at lower grade levels addressed these designated topics with students. This talk will quantify teachers' written perceptions of how the program's aims affected their teaching and their students' learning over the course of their five-­year participation.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Gordon Aubrecht
Ohio State University Marion Campus
1465 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 7403690992
Fax: 6142925817
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jennifer L. Esswein
Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Gordon Aubrecht
Ohio State University at Marion
1465 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302

Bill Schmitt
Science Center of Inquiry
13225 North Verde River Drive, Suite #104
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268