EDUO 9551: Designing Effective Science Labs (6-12)

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    Course Description

    This course validates the time teachers will need to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards into their laboratory investigations. It will provide 6-12 science teachers with a process that will help them in the development and implementation of such labs.

    Course Goals

    Upon competition of this course 6-12 science teacher will:

    • show understanding of assigned material
    • apply the understanding to  classroom labs
    • collaborate with other class members

    Course Objectives

    The teacher will:

    • read and study with understanding the course text
    • read and study course website resources
    • use the website resources to apply the understanding gained from the course text
    • show the ability to apply the understanding by developing an NGSS lab investigation lesson plan
    • collaborate with class members by posting comments about the class and the process of redesigning or designing NGSS investigating labs
    • answer at least one of the posts from another class member

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    Gina Bergskaug

    B.A., M.A. Curriculum & Instruction

    C.A.G.S Educational Leadership, 9-12 chemistry, K-12 Principal, K-12 Director of Curriculum, K-12 Superintendent 21 years.

    Gina focuses on rethinking instructional approaches, empowering teachers and students to take risks, and engaging in reflective practices.

    Gina's personal interests are her 4 children and their many activities, running, and cooking.


    John Boucher

    B.S., M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction

    14 Years - High School Physics Teacher, 7+ Years K-8 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator, 4+ Years - College Elementary Science Methods Instructor.

    "My professional goal is help teachers teach and become the best educators they can be."

    John's personal interests include music (piano/organ) and spending as much time with my wife and kids as possible!