Getting Ready for the AC
- Hello out there, fellow candidates! I hope we can share tips and
resources that might be useful to all of us as we prepare for the
AC. I'll start us out.
Recently I ordered some publications from NSTA that look good:
Real Science, Real Decisions (a collection of thinking activities
from The Science teacher). - might help for STS Exercise II. 32
Targeting Students' Science Misconceptions: Physical Science Concepts
Using the Conceptual Change Model -- lists misconceptions in some
areas, and suggests labs to remedy them. 246 pages. Obviously for
Misconceptions Exercise IV.
Science Educators Guide to Assessment. Lists lab activities and
scoring guides and check lists. I wish I had this back when I wrote
Entry 2! 210 pages. -- might help with all of the exercises.
One-Minute Readings: Issues in Science, Technology, and Society. 132
pages. 80 one-page or so articles that are good topics for Exercise
Decisions Based on Science. Gives student section with background
info on a topic, the decision to be made (such as you are adviser to
the president on this issue...how will you advise?), guiding
questions. Teacher section lists some arguments for and "against"
various decisions. I think I can use some of these in class before
the AC to see how they work. Definitely for STS Exercise II.
So let's see what we can come up with. NBCT's, please suggest ways
to prepare for the 4 exercises, such as what might be useful to bring
in, how you organized, other publications or activities you think
might be useful in preparing. I am still looking forward to finding
ANYTHING on Unifying Concepts besides what is in the National Science
We are all in this together, so let's share and share alike!
Good luck to all who are still finishing the box. I just fedexed
mine this evening.
Mary Jo in MO