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: Norman Herr, Ph.D.
phone: 818 677-2505
offices:  ED 2138;  W.M. Keck Science Ed Lab ED2105
office hours:  Tuesdays, 1-4 (please email first)

  • 20% Participation in in-class and online CSCS activities
  • 80% Assignments (Presentations and accompanying web pages)

93% A , 90% A- , 87% B+ , 83% B , 80% B- , 77% C+ , 73% C , 70% C- , 67% D+ , 63% D , 60% D- , below 60% F 

  • Masters Program website  
    • Post all assignments from all masters courses
  • CSCL Investigations website 
    • Continue to add to your CSCL website.  Put all of the resources you develop for this class on this site, and copy them to the 695B website.  Make sure that you update the 695B website when you update your own personal CSCL website
  • Your Classroom websites
    • Continue to add to your CSCS website
  • Add your resources to the 695B collaborative website
    • Make certain to update the 695B collaborative website when you make changes on your personal CSCL website.

Course description -  SED 695B (Advanced Laboratory Curriculum Development) is designed in accordance with the Michael D. Eisner College of Education Conceptual Framework and the principles of Computer Supported Collaborative Science  to provide opportunities for teachers to develop a wide variety of innovative and engaging science laboratory activities that include various elements of CSCS (pooled data analysis, continuous formative assessment, collaborative resource development).  Teachers develop laboratory activities designed to engage students in the those practices and habits of mind described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), such as asking questions and defining problems, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and computational thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.  This course fosters  the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) so that masters candidates are better prepared to provide leadership in the use of relevant technologies to engage and enhance science learning. 

Assignments - Develop laboratory and field activities as specified in the assignment descriptions linked below. Create web pages for each of the following assignments and engage your colleagues in these activities using CSCS strategies. 
Books (recommended)

Herr, N. (2008). The Sourcebook for Teaching Science – Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources.San Francisco. John Wiley. 584 pages. 

Herr, N. & Cunningham, J. (1999). Hands-On Chemistry Activities with Real-Life Applications. West Nyack, New York, Jossey-Bass (Prentice-Hall). 638 pages. 

Cunningham, J. & Herr, N. (1994).  Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications. West Nyack, New York, Jossey-Bass (Simon & Schuster), 670 pages.

Herr, N. (2013). Everyone in the Pool! Collaborative Data Analysis in the Science Classroom. HP Catalyst Academy. (