EDUO 9509: Photosynthesis

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Course Overview

From our own biology to the smartphones in our pockets, science plays a role in every aspect of our lives. For example, trees turn sunlight into stored energy and create the oxygen we need to survive.
Welcome to EDUO 9509 – Photosynthesis. The purpose of this course is to create a thorough well thought out unit on photosynthesis. To that end, participants will not only be provided with resources on photosynthesis, but will also explore the next generation science standards as well as the importance of STEAM in education. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • The importance of STEAM in education
  • The standards appropriate for your unit on photosynthesis
  • The knowledge required to teach students about photosynthesis
  • The ability to create a unit on photosynthesis that engages all students

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns with all of the next generation science standards associated with photosynthesis. These standards can be found at

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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."

Ryan loves spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. His favorite activities include snowboarding, golf, and hiking.