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M.O.O.D.L.E.

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How to Evaluate and Improve Your Science Teaching

By Responding to a


Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment Survey


 

Science Teachers Survey

How satisfied are you about your own scientific knowledge, your best practices as they relate to the teaching of science and the science-related environment in the school where you work?
When responding to the following statements, please refer to your professional background, to the school where you work and to the science class that you teach.
Before beginning, please indicate the grade you teach ________________. Please do not include your name or the name of the school.

Directions: After reading each of the following statements, circle the response that most closely reflects your viewpoint.

Part One

Professional Development

I am satisfied with my own science-related knowledge. 
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I have a strong personal interest in learning about science.

Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I have attended a science workshop in the last six months.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I have taken a graduate course related to science in the past two years.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I regularly read scientific, peer reviewed professional science journals.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I participate in teacher networks.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I have received mentoring by colleagues related to the teaching of science
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I have mentored colleagues in the teaching of science.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

Part Two

Before and After the Lesson

I have adequate time to teach the totality of state mandated learning standards for science.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

The students have been sufficiently prepared at the previous grade level to understand this year’s scientific concepts.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

Textbooks serve as important resources in my science program.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

Laboratory equipment is up to date.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

There are sufficient lab materials for the entire class.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

The school administration encourages the learning of science.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

There are opportunities for my students to extend their learning through field trips, science fairs, etc.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

The school encourages visits by professionals who demonstrate expertise in various scientific domains.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

Part Three

Best Practices

In my science lessons:

I frequently use literature to enhance the students’ understanding of concepts.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I frequently integrate math, technological and engineering strands.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I allow students time to explore and discuss hands-on material  prior to the explanation phase.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students often design their own models for their explorations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I regularly integrate interactive websites.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I allow students latitude in designing and executing their investigations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students systematically read, respond to and create their own blogs.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students have sufficient access to technology.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students often make use of their journals to record reactions and questions.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students utilize peer assessments.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students use self assessments.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I pose a number of literal and higher order questions throughout the exercise.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I primarily use prepared lesson kits.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I frequently design my own investigations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students organize and represent their work on graphs, tables and other graphic organizers.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I assign my students articles, books and periodicals about science.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students frequently answer questions from a textbook.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I often have my students acquire facts.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students collect data about science.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students regularly observe the teacher demonstrate scientific phenomena.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students often work in pairs or small groupings.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I sometimes have my students work independently.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students regularly take written tests.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students make predictions based on data.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students analyze and interpret their accumulated data.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students make observations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My students use simulations in science investigations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include a limited number of multiple choice or short answers.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include extended responses.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include performance tasks.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include individual and/or group presentations.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include portfolios of the student’s  artifacts.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

My assessments include systematic observations of children during the lesson.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

The requirements of special needs children are met.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I accommodate the students’ diverse levels of ability.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I regularly assign science homework.
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

I often team teach
Strongly Agree             Agree                  Neutral                  Disagree           Strongly Disagree

Scoring:

Strongly Agree = 1
Agree = 2
Neutral = 3
Disagree = 4
Strongly Disagree = 5.

Total Score

Below 75 - Exemplary
76-99 - On the right track
100 and above - Please reflect on your teaching of science.

Thank you for your participation.

 

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