Mountain Brook Junior High School in collaboration with the Governor's Commission on Quality Teaching.
This is a collaborative class that is beginning a series of lessons dealing with mollusks. The class begins with a short quiz to gauge existing knowledge of the subject. Students then circulate to different stations and develop a list of common characteristics of mollusks. The class ends with a large group discussion of the phylum mollusca.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_1.B.3: Curriculum [Ability to select content and appropriately design and develop instructional activities to address the scope and sequence of the curriculum.]
AQTS_2.B.6: Organization and Management [Ability to plan teaching and learning experiences that are congruent with the Alabama courses of study and appropriate for diverse learners.]
AQTS_2.C.3: Learning Environment [Ability to develop a positive relationship with every student and to take action to promote positive social relationships among students, including students from different backgrounds
AQTS_2.D.6: Instructional Strategies [Ability to make developmentally appropriate choices in selecting teaching strategies to
assist diverse learners in meeting instructional objectives.]
AQTS_2.D.8: Instructional Strategies [Ability to adjust instruction in response to information gathered from ongoing monitoring of
performance via formative assessment.]
AQTS_2.E.11: Assessment [Ability to engage all students in assessing and understanding their own learning and behavior.]