VSI provided the time, a fantastic group of colleagues from around the state with whom I could collaborate, and a wide range of instructors who were willing to work and accommodate the group... The end result was us all focusing together for three years on science education–a truly unique experience.
A superb experience...I couldn’t be more satisfied... Content was outstanding. The choice of topics integrates science disciplines and inquiry beautifully... I’m really enjoying this course. It has opened my mind to all the different aspects of teaching science.
The delivery was excellent, accessible for all, done in a way that made us feel as though our experience was relevant, considered scientifically viable.
Content was outstanding. The choice of topics integrates science disciplines and inquiry beautifully. It raised so many questions and helped us all.
The delivery was simply outstanding. I loved the way in which both of the instructors shared their research focused knowledge yet invited us to approach the course through inquiry without just telling us everything we needed to know. It was very content rich without being traditional lecture.
I feel as though I take so much from our conversations and can use them in my class immediately!
(This course) has opened my mind to all the different aspects of teaching science.
Designing the course so that we were in the field was a terrific way to experience what we were learning. The course was delivered in a fantastic open dialogue that was easy to understand.
I was very impressed with the practical, hands-on experience we got. The delivery was just the right pace with plenty of discussion time.
(The instructors) are extremely knowledgeable and have a style that is both positive, and at the same time pushes and guides students to discover answers for themselves.
I teach grades K-5. I can use the frameworks we explored (in this course) in a variety of ways… Remember to ask more questions, and do less telling
I have the background now so that I feel comfortable establishing related activities for my students.