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1.3: Overview

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    Did you complete the Course Orientation?

    Before you begin this course, make sure you skim through the Course Orientation (see the "Orientation" menu).

    About Lesson 1

    My training is in research science, not education. One of my objectives in this lesson is to find out what your opinions are about teaching science and the state of science education in general. I also want you to practice reading articles, discussing them with the class, and making plots. These are all skills that you'll need later on in the course and in the other courses in this program.

    What will we learn in Lesson 1?

    By the end of Lesson 1, you should be able to:

    • Read a scientific article and discuss it with the class using our discussion boards
    • Map yourself using Google maps
    • Take a quiz in Canvas
    • Make an acceptable-looking plot of a dataset using a plotting program of your choice

    What is due for Lesson 1?

    Lesson 1 will take us one week to complete. 26 Aug - 3 Sep 2019.

    Overview of the requirements for Lesson 1

    Requirement Submitted for grading? due date
    Read articles and discuss them with the class Yes—Your discussion board participation counts toward your Lesson 1 grade regular participation spanning 26 Aug - 3 Sep
    Map yourself No-Optional but fun! Place yourself on a map of current and former M.Ed. in Earth Sciences students and faculty
    Create plots of data sets Yes—This exercise will be submitted to a Canvas assignment and will count toward your Lesson 1 grade 3 Sep
    Pre-instructional quiz Yes—Taking this Canvas-based quiz will count toward your Lesson 1 grade (you will not be graded on the correctness of your responses, only on whether you answered all the questions) 3 Sep


    If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum in Canvas (not e-mail). I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.

    This page titled 1.3: Overview is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Eliza Richardson (John A. Dutton: e-Education Institute) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.