Mar 14-Apr 22, 2016
Credit: 1 graduate
Instructor(s): Jim Vanides
Course DescriptionCRN 34841
In this exciting six week online course we will investigate principles of Sound. Conducting and observing hands-on, “ears-on” science is easy and fun! You will record the principles you learn in a science notebook and share your investigations with other teachers through collaborative assignments and weekly discussions. This is a course that allows you to play as you learn. By participating in this course, you will...
This is a conceptual physics course that is designed especially for Elementary teachers with little or no formal training in science. Teachers with significant previous experience teaching physical science are welcome, but are encouraged to contact NTEN for more information.
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 credit course.
Instructor(s)Jim Vanides, MA. Jim developed the Science of Sound course for Montana State in 2003, based on numerous science workshops for teachers that he led as part of NSF-funded initiatives in California. He is currently a Program Manager in Philanthropy for Hewlett-Packard, responsible for worldwide higher education - education technology grant initiatives (www.hp.com/go/hied-blog). He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
PrerequisitesBachelor's degree, experience teaching hands-on science.
Target AudienceThis course is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who teach science in their classrooms.
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
If you are accepted into a qualified online program, please see the MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees (PDF) table.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
For more information contact Lisa Brown at Lisa.Brown@montana.edu
How to Register
You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.
Learn how to apply.
After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.
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Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.