Integrating Writing Across Science and Social Studies, Wells, Spring 2020

Course Number: EDU 5515 C13
Instructor: David Wells
Location: February 8 - March 20, 2020. Workshop Session in Berlin on February 8 with online coursework through March 20.
Dates and Times: February 8 - March 20, 2020.
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $975

Course Description

Find new and engaging ways to integrate writing into your science and social studies lessons.  Both the C3 Social Studies Standards and the NGSS Science Standards provide a wealth of opportunities for students to use their writing as evidence.  Move your students beyond the tri-fold and book report and into genuinely engaging writing.

Audience: K-8 teachers

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:  

  • Provide an overview of the C3 Social Studies Framework and its Inquiry Arc
  • Provide an overview of the NGSS Standards and Lesson Design
  • Instruct participants on the role of writing in an inquiry based lesson
  • Support participants as they design an inquiry based Social Studies or Science Lesson which uses student writing as evidence.

 Course Objectives: 

Participants in this course will demonstrate their ability to do the following:

  • Develop an understanding of the C3 Social Studies Framework and its Inquiry Arc
  • Develop an understanding of the NGSS Standards and Lesson Design
  • Develop an understanding of the role of writing in an inquiry based lesson
  • Demonstrate an overall understanding of how student writing can be used as evidence in a C3 Social Studies unit or an NGSS Science Unit

Required Texts

Costs, if any, for the required readings are not included in the course tuition.

Swan, Lee & Grant, Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies, 2018

Serravallo, The Writing Strategies Book, 2017

Various NGSS web resources: https://www.nextgenscience.org/

For additional course information

David Wells
(802) 661-4049

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!