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[Lecture] Designing Coherent Project-Based Curriculum Materials


Time: 9:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 November 6, 2019

Venue: Conference Room 3, B1 floor, Jingshi Hall

Speaker: David Fortus



Doctor David Fortus, a professor Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, has won the 15th Outstanding Thesis Award of American Psychological Association, and Outstanding Thesis Award of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), United States. He has presided over many projects of National Science Foundation of US. His research direction is science education.



We will go through all the steps in develop an entire curricular unit. We will consider the importance of backward design, the elaboration of learning goals, choosing meaningful driving questions, the centrality of phenomena, keeping students engaged and challenged, why scaffolding is so important, how to help the teachers learn as they are teaching (educative materials and PD), the importance of formative feedback, how to craft good assessments, and perhaps most important, how to maintain coherence between the various elements. We will use examples from two middle school units, one on energy and the other on light.



Please send the application information (name, school, contact information) to xt_ before 17:00 on November 5, 2019