ERIC Number: ED306077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development Program in Science K-5.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The need to reinforce the skills of science teachers and supervisors and the need to increase student performance in the sciences have become critical national concerns. The importance of quality science education grows as science and technology continue to be major factors in our daily lives. New York City has recognized the need to enhance science teaching by providing assistance in staff development. This publication was produced to serve as a resource for those involved in upgrading and developing science programs in the schools. Included in this publication are articles addressing the philosophy and methodology of elementary science teaching, exemplary lesson plans, approaches to working with children, activities for students and teachers, information on interrelating reading and science in the classroom, field trips, stimulating science interest, science fairs, a textbook review, evaluation techniques, and a bibliography. Five appendices cover: (1) "What Research Says"; (2) "Parallel and Series Circuits"; (3) "Behavior of Mealworms"; (4) "Can You Find"; and (5) "Lifestyle Survey Form." (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation Methods, Field Trips, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Fairs, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Staff Development, Teacher Improvement
New York City Board of Education, 131 Livingston St., Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: Drawings may not reproduce well.