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

Instructors: Gina Bergskaug, John Boucher
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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


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!

  • Price: $280
  • 2 Semester Credits/Units

Instructors: Gina Bergskaug, John Boucher

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