Modeling Instruction Presentation Rubric

Goals
1.Review essential elements of the Modeling Method.

2.Examine the existing 2ndsemester materials in one major unit.
3.Prepare/present a 1.5 day workshop in which you acquaint your colleagues with the key features of
the materials in the unit.
Ratings
0Item not addressed.
1Addresses item, but treatment is weak, incomplete or very unclear.
2Adequately addresses item, but presentation was unclear or
materials selected for participant manual could be improved.
3Clearly addresses item – workshop participants should have clear overview of unit and feel
comfortable trying to implement it.
4Clearly addresses item and has provided useful improvements to the materials.

Categories
1. Description of Model(s)

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The underlying model is clearly identified and
described with appropriate tools.
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Group makes clear how model-centered approach
differs from the standard topic-centered approach
found in texts.
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2. Story Line / Continuity
Explains sequencing of activities, so that some natural
development of the key features of the models is apparent.
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3. Lab activities/demos
Pre-lab discussion sets the stage
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The lab activities help teachers see what is to be done
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3. Lab activities/demos(cont)
Post-lab discussion clarifies the key concepts to be
developed.
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Questions in teacher-mode discussions are adequately
addressed.
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4. Deployment activities
Representative worksheets or additional lab activities are
chosen to help teachers test their understanding of the model.
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Worksheets, tests and other written material are
appropriately challenging and thematic in approach.
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Socratic questioning duringwhite boardingis clear, concise
and helps reinforce key features of the model.
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