This URL presents the idea that a lesson plan is more than a recipe. A good lesson plan incorporates multiple theoretical perspectives on teaching through careful planning. This idea is transmitted through graphics - gif animations - with few words!
Inquiry-based teaching, central to the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, should not be an isolated occurrence, but a comprehensive and ongoing approach. However, many teachers did not learn this way themselves, as children or during their preparation to become teachers. This eight-part workshop shows inquiry teaching and learning in action in real classrooms. Whether you have already experimented with inquiry teaching and want to enhance your practice, or are new to the approach, this workshop will show you how to make it work in the classroom and how it benefits students.
Designed by teachers for teachers, the Pedagogy in Practice video-based case studies provide examples of practices from new and accomplished teachers who share their methods for supporting and engaging students, managing day-to-day classroom activities, and making subject matter accessible. The cases include over 200 downloadable PDF files. Scroll down to read more below and to install the required Adobe software.
PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks.