University of Colorado Boulder
Implementation of PhET Activities for STEM Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Implementation of PhET Activities for STEM Education

This course is part of Active Learning in STEM with PhET Interactive Simulations Specialization

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Zachariah Mbasu
Rebecca Vieyra

Instructors: Zachariah Mbasu

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13 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Become familiar with strategies to facilitate student use of simulations during a simulation-based activity.

  • Implement a simulation-based mathematics or science lesson.

  • Reflect on and revise a sim-based Teacher Guide before and after your implementation.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level

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13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 3 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn how to effectively design a Teacher Guide that makes use of PhET’s mathematics and science simulations, and then reflect upon the implementation of a PhET simulation-based lesson.

What's included

5 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will take the Teacher Guide you have already prepared, and consider a number of facilitation strategies. You will then again review your guide and make improvements before submitting it for peer review.

What's included

9 videos11 readings1 peer review9 discussion prompts

In this module, you will take the Teacher Guide you have created and implement it in your own classroom. If you aren’t currently teaching, be creative! We invite you to trying it out with an age-appropriate learner or a teaching colleague. However you decide to try your materials, ensure that you capture some evidence of implementation (e.g., completed learner activity sheet, anonymized multimedia showing learners using the simulation, etc.) for inclusion in your assignment submission.

What's included

6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 plugin

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Zachariah Mbasu
University of Colorado Boulder
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