ERIC Number: ED220336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing People for USMES. An Implementation Resource Book.
Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This volume is divided into three sections, each focusing on an activity associated with dissemination and implementation programs for the Unified Sciences and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES). Section I focuses on techniques for conducting USMES informational meetings to introduce administrators/teachers/parents to USMES. It is designed to provide them with information they need to decide whether they want to involve themselves and their students in the program. Section II describes in detail strategies for conducting USMES workshops for teachers. These workshops provide teachers with experiences they need to successfully work on USMES units with their students. Section III deals with methods of training Design Lab managers. The training session gives paraprofessionals, parent volunteers, and high school or college students the background they need to work in Design Labs with students and teachers as they design and construct the things they need to carry out work on USMES challenges. The first section is preceeded by a short discussion of ways USMES differs from other curricula, emphasizing what is unique about the program and providing a focus for the sections that follow. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Process Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Social Studies, Unified Studies Curriculum, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.