How to use Curricular Competencies to Intentionally Redesign Secondary Science Classes

Effective science education requires teachers to create multiple opportunities for students to think and act like scientists and move beyond memorization of facts and concepts. In this session we explain how we have revamped our science 9, biology 11 and biology 12 courses to match this belief by designing lessons that intentionally meet the all curricular competencies thus encompassing indigenous, contemporary and school science. We are focusing on teaching students through 5 main principles: observation and perspective, evidence and bias, inquiry, action and reflection. Please bring your device and a lesson or short unit that you would like to redesign.

Target Audience

Secondary science teachers

Sessions

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 700

No prior registration required.


Presenter

  • Coquitlam School District
    Alison Stuart

    Alison Stuart has a PhD in evolutionary biology and has been a teacher for over 15 years.  Along with Lindsay Martin, she has spent the past 4 years intentionally redesigning her classes to meet the new BC curriculum and build scientific skills in students.

  • Coquitlam School District
    Lindsay Martin

    Lindsay Martin has been a teacher in Coquitlam for over 15 years.  Along with Alison Stuart, she has spent the past 4 years intentionally redesigning her classes to meet the new BC curriculum and build scientific skills in students.