Teaching

I have taught many different courses in my time here at UR, but in the last few years my teaching has been restricted to undergraduate and graduate courses in subject specific methods for grades preK-6.

To learn a bit about these classes, here is the course description for each.

EDUC 307/507 – Instruction and Assessment in Elementary ScienceĀ 

In-depth examination of fundamental science concepts and subject-specific pedagogy, focusing on Earth, life, and physical sciences, the nature of science and scientific inquiry, the social and cultural significance of science, the relationship of science to technology, and the historical development of scientific concepts and scientific reasoning. Course content emphasizes and integrates state and national standards, problem-solving approaches, curriculum integration strategies, content area literacy, and current research.

EDUC 308/508 – Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Social Studies

In-depth examination of fundamental social studies concepts and subject-specific pedagogy, focusing on history, geography, economics, and civics. Course content emphasizes instructional design and integrates state and national standards, project-based learning approaches, curriculum integration strategies, content area literacy, and current research.

EDUC 327/527 – Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

In-depth examination of fundamental mathematical concepts and subject-specific pedagogy. Course content emphasizes and integrates state and national standards, problem-solving approaches, use of manipulatives and technology, current research, and learning theory.

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