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CEVE 565 001 Sp20 is a Course

CEVE 565 001 Sp20

Ended Apr 28, 2020

Full course description

 Required Text (provided)
   Madden, Andrew. Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental
Explorations, Grades 9-12. N.p.: National Science Teachers Association, 2011.
   Program Objectives
   1. To think reflectively and critically about current teacher practice.
   2. To improve secondary teachers’ understanding of advance placement and
state standards.
   3. To facilitate the transformation of teacher practice through the
exploration of best practices in educational pedagogy.
   4. To disseminate NEWT research conducted at Rice University, Yale, The
University of Texas-El Paso, and Arizona State University.
   5. To support NEET participants in the application of problem-based
learning and engineering practices.
   Program Expectations
   Participants are expected to complete all components of NEET:
   1. Attendance and participation
   2. Pre- and post-tests/surveys
   3. Program assignments
   4. Forum Discussions/Participation
   5. End-of-program presentation
   You are expected to attend all course sessions. Please sign in and out on
the attendance sheet at each class session. If class schedule conflicts arise,
please contact Christina Crawford as soon as you can.
   Participants are required to complete several pre-tests and post-tests
during the course as well as institute evaluation surveys.
   • Pre- Teaching Engineering Self-Efficacy Survey
   • Post- Teaching Engineering Self-Efficacy Survey
   • End of Course Feedback Survey
   • Fall Classroom Implementation Survey (next semester after course as ended)
   Assignments are designed for participants to reflect and apply the
knowledge gained in their classroom. Completing readings, notes or annotations
are a must, so that you will have material to facilitate discussion every week.
Any participant with special needs or concerns is requested to speak with one
of the instructors as soon as possible. All discussions will remain
   Project-based Development
   Over the course of the program, participants will engage in discussions
with the purpose of designing a new product/idea utilizing the engineering
design model. Choosing an environmental science related case-study;
participants will work in teams to design or update a solution that will
address their chosen issue. The NEET staff and contractors will work with
participants to assist them in developing their idea and re-designing. Both in
and out of class time will be necessary for completing the projects.
   Disability Statement
   Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or
accommodations should speak with me during the first day of class after class
or during office hours. All discussions will remain confidential. I will try to
make whatever accommodations are necessary. You will also need to contact
Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center to register.
   Honor Code
   Established in 1912, the Honor Code is one of the most distinct aspects of
the academic experience at Rice. Everyone who enrolls at Rice agrees to abide
by the code, which covers such matters as plagiarism and giving or receiving
aid on exams. Work completed under the Honor Code carries the pledge cited
below followed by the student's signature. The Honor Code fosters a spirit of
freedom, independence, honesty and mutual trust that exemplifies the academic
enterprise at its best. In most courses, students are able to schedule final
exams when they want them, rather than having two exams on the same day or
three or four in a row. In many cases, exams may be taken in the library or in
the students' rooms. Exams for large classes are scheduled for specific times,
but even those are not proctored. The student-elected Honor Council oversees
the Honor Code and considers reported violations.
   "On my honor, I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on
this (exam, quiz, paper)."
   Spring Session Dates
   Thursday Sessions: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST; Rice University Campus,
   Thursday Sessions: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm MST; ASU-Tempe Campus,