Tom Medeiros

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CaT2 Science Instructor

Office: JBEB 153C
Phone: (831) 227-1034
Office Hours : Before Class
Current Course:
Last Course Taught: CaT1 Science Winter 15


Seminar Materials:

The primary resources for this class can be found on eCommons. You will need your CruzId and CruzId Gold Password to log in. If you have any questions about accessing eCommons contact the instructor.

Syllabus CaT3 Spring 2014

Host Teacher Evaluation of Intern Lesson (Printable Copy)

Host Teacher Evaluation: Cal Teach Intern (Electronic)

Host Teacher Evaluation: Lesson Plan (Electronic)




Seminar Material from Previous Course: CaT2


Syllabus CaT2 Science Spring 2013


Week 1: Overview

Music; How a teacher can influence a whole life, NY Times

Week 2: Standards

California State Science Framework and Content Standards, K-12

How to Read the Next Gen. Sci. Standards

Next Gen. Sci. Standards Draft

Science Framework 2004

Science Framework 2012

Week 3: Pacing Guide

Chiappetta - Planning a Science Unit

Krajcik and Merritt - Engaging Students in Scientific Practices

Life Science Pacing Guide 7th

Rosenshine: Principals of Instruction; Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know

Unit Timeline (docx)

Week 4: Unit/Lesson Intro

Perfors - Another Classroom Demo

Lemke - Two Minutes in One Science Classroom

Marzano - Rules and Procedures

Week 5: Vocabulary

Marzano - Direct Vocabulary Instruction

Week 6: Hands-on

Open Lab

Teaching Tips to Promote Active Learning

Week 7: Scaffolding

Cawley - Including Students w/ Disabilities

Mastropieri, et. al - Differentiation in Science Class

McDonnough and Cho - Making the Connection (ELL's)

Week 8: Assessment

Exploratorium - Assessment

Meier - Why Tests Don't Test What We Think They Do