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Leadership, Communication & Collaboration in Science Education - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to study leadership, collaboration and communication at your leisure. We've included concise lessons here that address such topics as the definition of a master teacher, the characteristics of a teacher leader and considerate communication in the classroom environment. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline the concept of a facilitator of learning
- Discuss the characteristics of learning teams
- Explain collaboration as a reflective practice for teachers
- Describe collaboration in a professional learning community
- Detail how administrators and teachers work together
- Identify strategies for teacher advocacy in science education
- Discuss the process of teaching teachers to teach
- Provide the definition and processes involved in continual improvement
In these learning materials, you'll find this information provided in detail. All of our lessons are written by expert instructors and feature accompanying multiple-choice quizzes to quickly assess your understanding. If at any point as you're working through the chapter you have any questions, submit them to one of our instructors through the Dashboard.
1. Master Teacher: Definition and Examples
Experienced K-12 teachers can take it to the next level by becoming certified master teachers. While state requirements vary, this lesson will provide an overview of some of the strengths and skills all master teachers bring to their practice.
2. What is a Teacher Leader? - Definition & Characteristics
This lesson explains teacher leadership and the valuable roles that teacher leaders perform. We'll explore the special characteristics that quality teacher leaders possess.
3. Considerate Communication in the Classroom Environment
As a teacher, you spend most of your day communicating with many different people. It's important to establish a culture of considerate communication in the classroom environment so you can be more productive and effective as an educator.
4. Facilitator of Learning: Definition & Concept
In this lesson, we will compare the difference between a teacher as a classroom director, and a facilitator of learning who encourages students to take the lead. We will examine what a facilitator of learning does and how students are benefited.
5. What are Learning Teams? - Definition & Characteristics
Learning teams are collaborative groups of teachers intended to improve teaching methods and increase students' learning. This lesson describes the how learning teams are formed and work.
6. Collaboration as a Reflective Practice for Teachers
Have you ever felt isolated as a teacher and thought about collaboration? In this lesson, we will discuss some different forms of collaborative, reflective professional development for educators that allow teachers to learn from one another and view their own instructional practices in a more objective way.
7. Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community
Working in a professional learning community (PLC) impacts the teachers in the group, their peers and students. In this lesson, you will learn how a PLC can contribute to growth for all three groups.
8. How Teachers & Administrators Work Together
Teachers have many important relationships, including ones with school administrators. This lesson discusses this important association and identifies ways teachers and administrators can work together to improve student learning.
9. Teacher Advocacy in Science Education: Strategies & Examples
With STEM and STEAM programs gaining popularity across the country, there has never been a better time to highlight the importance of science education. In this lesson, you will learn some strategies to highlight the importance of science programs in today's classrooms.
10. How to Teach Teachers How to Teach
Not everyone was born to teach, but that doesn't mean you can't still make an impact in the classroom. This lesson will highlight how to teach teachers how to teach. A short quiz will follow to test you knowledge.
11. What Is Continual Improvement? - Definition & Process
Quality management is all about making things better through identifying improvement opportunities and striving towards a stated goal. Learn the definition of continual improvement, how it can be applied, and why it is so important to use.
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Other chapters within the TExMaT Master Science Teacher EC-4 (090): Study Guide & Test Prep course
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- Force & Newton's Laws of Motion
- Energy, Electricity, Sound & Light
- Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things
- Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution
- Ecosystems, Competition & Adaptations
- Earth's Natural Materials & Processes
- Hydrosphere & Atmosphere
- The Universe, Solar System & the Earth-Sun Relationship
- The History & Societal Contexts of Science
- Nature of Science & Unifying Themes
- Methods of Scientific Inquiry
- Managing Scientific Data
- Science Education Safety
- Alignment of Texas Science Instruction for Young Learners
- Teaching Strategies for Science
- The Science Learning & Teaching Environment
- Understanding & Implementing Student Assessment
- Mentoring & Professional Development for Texas Science Teachers
- Strategies & Resources for Teaching Science to Young Learners
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