Oct 01-Nov 18, 2012
Credit: 1 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $368.35 NSTA members 10% discount
Instructor(s): Larry Kirkpatrick
Course DescriptionThis 1-credit course is designed for 4-8 grade teachers who are exploring the concepts of forces in their classrooms. Its broad purpose is to introduce elementary and middle school teachers to core ideas about forces, as they relate to modern hands-on, inquiry-oriented science curricular materials. The course aims to help teachers use such materials more effectively by increasing their understanding of physics concepts, especially as those concepts may emerge in a classroom engaged in hands-on active learning. It is not a course in how to use a particular curriculum. The goals of this course are to...
Meeting Place and Times
Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week to stay current and successfully complete this 1 graduate credit course.
Instructor(s)Larry Kirkpatrick, PhD. Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, Montana State University-Bozeman.
PrerequisitesA Bachelors degree, a general science methods course and some basic understanding of physics .
Target Audience4th - 8th grade elementary/ middle school teachers.
Time Commitment:6-8 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
***Program fee includes $90 materials fee. All materials will be shipped to you by NTEN
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
Contact Lisa Brown at 1-800-461-9635 or e-mail at Lisa.Brown@montana.edu
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