Jun 12-Jul 28, 2017
Credit: 2 graduate
Instructor(s): Robert Wilson
Course DescriptionPlease register for CRN 11143
This 2-credit course is designed for practicing teachers who are teaching basic electric circuits as part of the science curricula in their classrooms. Its broad purpose is to introduce experienced teachers to core concepts in electric circuits, as those ideas relate to modern hands-on, inquiry-oriented science curricular materials. By helping teachers improve their understanding of the underlying physics, this course will enable them to teach electric circuits more effectively. The specific course goals are as follows:
This course will be taught as an online, D2L-based course. The course involves significant student/instructor and student/student interaction with extensive participation in online discussion of laboratory work, assigned reading, homework assignments, and independent study utilizing targeted Internet searches. The time commitment is anticipated to be approximately 11-13 hours per week for seven weeks. Course work will involve a mixture of online discussion, hands-on (lab-type) activities, readings from assigned and independently researched sources, and on-line quizzes.
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 2 graduate credit course. The estimated time commitment to successfully complete this course is 11-13 hours per week for the seven weeks the course is in session.
Instructor(s)Robert Wilson. is retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Bernardino Valley College. He taught Physics there for 37 years and was also Director of the College Science Learning Center. Professor Wilson received his B.S. and M.A. from California State University at Long Beach.
PrerequisitesIn service teacher. A general science methods course.
Target Audience5 - 8th grade elementary teachers.
Time Commitment:11-13 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, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table below:
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
All materials will be sent to you by NTEN.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
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