TEACHING STANDARD D:

Teachers of science design and manage learning environments that provide students with the time, space, and resources needed for learning science. In doing this, teachers

  • Structure the time available so that students are able to engage in extended investigations.

  • Create a setting for student work that is flexible and supportive of science inquiry.

  • Ensure a safe working environment.

  • Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.

  • Identify and use resources outside the school.

  • Engage students in designing the learning environment.

TEACHING STANDARD E:

Teachers of science develop communities of science learners that reflect the intellectual rigor of scientific inquiry and the attitudes and social values conducive to science learning. In doing this, teachers

  • Display and demand respect for the diverse ideas, skills, and experiences of all students.

  • Enable students to have a significant voice in decisions about the content and context of their work and require students to take responsibility for the learning of all members of the community.

  • Nurture collaboration among students.

  • Structure and facilitate ongoing formal and informal discussion based on a shared understanding of rules of scientific discourse.

  • Model and emphasize the skills, attitudes, and values of scientific inquiry.

TEACHING STANDARD F:

Teachers of science actively participate in the ongoing planning and development of the school science program. In doing this, teachers

  • Plan and develop the school science program.

  • Participate in decisions concerning the allocation of time and other resources to the science program.

  • Participate fully in planning and implementing professional growth and development strategies for themselves and their colleagues.



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