RPSEC Course Offerings - Spring 2004

(All USCA Registration Policies Apply to All RPSEC Courses)
REGISTER by calling the RPSEC at 803-641-3313 or (from Augusta) 278-1967, ext. 3313.


Graduate Courses

Integration of Technology & Instruction - Thursdays, January 15 - April 29, 2004 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Integrated Science and Mathematics for Teachers - Mondays, January 26 - May 3, 2004 from 4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

GLOBE Graduate Course - May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17 from 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

 


Graduate Courses

Integration of Technology and Instruction
Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Gary Senn
Course Number: AETE 731
Course Fee: Full tuition
Location: B&E 238f (first night) & RPSEC Rm 319
Dates: Thursdays, January 15 - April 29, 2004 Times: 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
 

Course Description: This course provides students with a survey of the instructional uses of computers and other technologies. Students will develop a thematic unit of instruction, which will determine the content of the course activities. Software relating to the theme will be selected and evaluated. Students will create technology-centered projects and use the Internet as a resource of information related to the theme.

 


Integrated Science and Mathematics for Teachers
Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit
Instructor: Gregory MacDougall
Course Number: SMED 705
Course Fee: Full Tuition
Location: RPSEC Room 218
Dates: Mondays, January 26 - May 3, 2004
Times: 4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
 

Course Description: This course will give teachers a fundamental understanding of the use of mathematics in the middle school and high school science classroom. Through data analysis, concepts will emerge in Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Mathematical concepts will include patterns, measurements, estimation, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, statistics, modeling equations, and graphing. The basic use of various computer programs (Excel, Graphical Analysis) and graphing calculators (TI-83) will facilitate data analysis. Lessons will correlate to the South Carolina Curriculum Standards in science and math. Each participant successfully completing the course will receive lesson plans. This course may be used as part of the requirements for the IMA and M.Ed. Tech degrees.

 


GLOBE Graduate Course
Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit
Instructor: TBA
Course Number: AEDU N633
Course Fee: $150
Location: TBA
Dates: May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17
Times: 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
 

Course Description: AEDU 633 Special Topics - Global Environmental Education Institute will be offered next summer in June. Gain valuable science and math content and techniques that would prepare you to involve your students in international, interdisciplinary environmental investigations. You will be trained to help your students collect data around your school site to share with other students and GLOBE scientists on their web site at www.globe.gov (go there and check it out!). You will receive several teacher resource guides packed full of great activities for K-12th grade.

 

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
803-641-3313