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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Using Literature to Promote Interdisciplinary Experiences

There has been a shift in education; a focus heavy in mathematics and literacy with science falling by the wayside. Integrating subject areas not only has the potential to help share time equitably among content areas, but it also allows the students to make connections among concepts within different subject areas. The significance of interdisciplinary connections is highly promoted by organizations such as the National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and International Reading Association. Teacher candidates in our mathematics and science childhood education methodology courses designed integrated mathematics and science literature based on the interests and grade level of their students and the curriculum of their field placements. Teacher candidates will share their experiences using their self-created books with the children in their field placements while the professors showcase their use of this assignment as a teacher candidate course assessment.

Presenter: Jill Zarazinski (Faculty)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 4:15 pm (Session V)