Coming in Spring 2011
Courses for Teachers
EDCS 433 Interdisciplinary Science Curriculum
EDCS 450 Lab/Field Materials and Methods
OPTIONS: EDCS 433 or EDCS 450 or BOTH (2 Cr lecture, 1 Cr lab each)
STIPENDS: $700 per class, food, lodging, travel for Neighbor Islanders.
For course approval contact Pauline: firstname.lastname@example.org, 956-4411
Instructors: Pauline Chinn (email@example.com), Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Michelle Kapana-Baird, Matt Kanemoto, Alyson Barrows, Sabra Kauka, Mahina Hou Ross
Course Goals: Many Hawaiian practices oriented to sustainability are grounded in scientific principles. The saying Hahai no ka ua i ka ululā‘au; Rains always follow the forest (Pukui, 1983) recognizes that mists condensed on trees and entered streams and groundwater. Thus they protected forests that preserved the watershed. EDCS 433 and 450 will provide models of place-based science lessons that prepare teachers to design meaningful, place-based lessons oriented to stewardship and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) courses and careers.
Teachers from Hawaiian immersion, Kupuna Programs, and charter schools are encouraged to apply – Hawaiian and English instruction. After June 7-10 immersion, meetings can be arranged on your home island.Course Objectives: EDCS 433 and/or 450 will enable you to:
- Develop, teach, and evaluate Hawaii-focused, inquiry-oriented culturally responsive lessons that address State Science Content and Performance Standards.
- Understand Hawai‘i's educational, resource and environmental issues from Indigenous perspectives and historical interactions of many cultures.
- Include cultural and community resources in curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment to develop lessons that are rigorous, relevant, and support relationships in the classroom, school, and community.
3 Credits: June 7-10 Punalu‘u culture-science immersion, 2 meetings in June, 1 meeting each in July, October, and March. Other meetings to be arranged for 6 credits.