To Analyze Instruction, Option D:
Instruction Aimed at Benchmark 11B, Models (6-8)#3

Estimated Time: 3.5 hours.

Overview: Participants study parts of Science for All Americans and Benchmarks for Science Literacy to enhance their understanding the intent of Benchmark 11B Models (6-8)#3:

Different models can be used to represent the same thing. What kind of a model to use and how complex it would be depends on its purpose. The usefulness of a model may be limited if it is too simple or if it is needlessly complicated. Choosing a useful model is one of the instances in which intuition and creativity come into play in science, mathematics, and engineering. Participants then read several scenarios describing instruction and evaluate how effectively the instruction addresses the benchmark. If time permits, participants consider how the instruction could be improved to address the benchmark more effectively.

This option is appropriate for teachers of various disciplines: science, mathematics, and technology, and other fields. The scenarios give participants an opportunity to apply their understanding of the benchmark to analyzing and improving instruction.

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