Overview

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Overview

A professional development program for K-12 teachers on the learning of energy. Teachers construct an understanding about energy and about learning.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Teacher Professional DevelopmentReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Intro College Conceptual
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon, Conceptual understanding, Making real-world connections, Metacognition, To pay attention to their students' thinking, To experience science as an area where they and their students are empowered to figure things out
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Studied using: classroom observationsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods PhET, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, CPU, SGSI, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods SGSI, Responsive Teaching
Developer(s) Hunter Close, Eleanor Close, Lezlie DeWater, Stamatis Vokos, Lane Seeley, Rachel Scherr, and Sam McKagan
Website http://www.energyprojectresources.org/
Intro Article Using the Algebra Project Method to Regiment Discourse in an Energy Course for Teachers