Project 2: Chemistry Curriculum Resources Consolidation

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teachers:Brian Dwyer and Don King
School:St. Francis High School
P.O. Box 460
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
A0A 2M0
Telephone: 709-596-3452
Fax: 709-596-2154
Grade Level:Levels I, II and III
Project Start and Finish Dates:January 6, 1997 - June 13, 1997

  Project Overview

This project will initiate a province-wide process to share learning and teaching resources for the Chemistry program. The first step will be to contact all Chemistry teachers to determine who among them will engage in the process. Teachers will be asked to supply the school with copies of their Chemistry resources in paper or electronic formats. At the school, the paper resources will be scanner or converted to computer files by various means.

These files will then be uploaded to the chemistry curriculum homepage. Brad Clarke, a chemistry teacher at Ascension Collegiate, who is currently maintaining this home page, will be invited to partnership in this project.

Senior high students at St. Francis will be trained and become responsible for compiling the resources into proper formats and organizing them for uploading to the homepage on Calvin. The process will commence with six students with the number increasing as the need arises. The six participants will be rotated throughout the year to allow access to the greatest number of students possible. The project will continue to the end of the school year if there is sufficient material received from teachers. W hen the project is firmly in place consideration will be given to expand it to other subject areas such as physics, mathematics and technology education.

  Curriculum Connections

Technology Education

  • Students will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to use state-of-the-art information communications equipment.

  • Students will learn to manipulate and reformulate electronic files as a medium of communication.

Chemistry
  • Students will increase their knowledge of chemistry concepts and processes as they process teaching and learning documents directly related to their chemistry course.
Language Arts
  • Students will enhance their ability to format text and graphic documents which are designed to convey knowledge in an effective manner.

  • Students will further develop their literacy skills to analyse and interpret complex written and illustrated documents.

  • Students will develop skills in organizing a body of information.

  Intended Learning Outcomes

Acceptance of this project will be one step towards giving our school Stellar School status. If this is achieved, our students will gain access to the Internet through our NT Network. Our students will then be connected to a global network of learning r esources and the means to exchange documents and communications throughout the world. This will greatly enrich all program areas in the school and give students extremely valuable communication and lifelong learning skills.

  Resource Connections

  • This project will permit educationally sound and extensive use of the NT Network and its various peripherals presently existing in the school.

  • This project is essentially about training students to create a resource base of chemistry knowledge and teaching materials that will be available to all chemistry students and teachers throughout the province, actually throughout the world.

  Evaluation

The evaluation system will be performance based. Teachers will grade and evaluate students on their ability to:

  • assist the chemistry teacher in the recognition of suitable materials for a high school level homepage designed as a database of teaching and learning resources.

  • organize documents in a proper sequence to assist the users.

  • edit and revise documents to make them more effective communication instruments.

  • independently log on to the Internet.

  • download files/documents from the Internet.

  • use E-Mail.

  • retrieve attached files from E-Mail messages.

  • scan documents.

  • convert scanned documents to text or graphic files.

  • reformulate electronic files into a format where they can be uploaded to a homepage on a remote computer (Calvin).

  • upload files to a remote homepage.

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