Teaching Energy in Middle School Science
About the Program
During this course, participants explore common student misconceptions and key content associated with teaching energy. They watch video commentary by Paul Zitzewitz, Ph.D., and watch a model classroom lesson on this topic. They analyze student work, complete several other online activities, and develop a lesson plan for teaching this or similar content.
- Review and expand understanding of energy concepts in Middle School.
- Analyze instructional strategies to address energy misconceptions.
- Create a lesson plan for teaching energy.
RttT/SIG Assurances covered:
- Great Teachers and Leaders
- Turning Around the Lowest Performing Schools
Audience: Building Administrators, Coaches, and Teachers
Number of Participants: 1
Delivery Method: Online
Time: 3 to 5 hours
Paul Zitzewitz, Ph.D., is a Harvard University graduate and Professor of Physics and Science Education Emeritus at University of Michigan. He is also the principal author of highly acclaimed and widely adopted high school physics texts and is a long-time member and supporter of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).