Initiation of a Collaborative Approach for Elementary Science Methods Courses: Teaching Across Collaborative Highways (TEACH)

Beth Shiner Klien, Ed.D. , Juanita Jo Matkins, Ed.D. , Starlin Weaver, Ph.D.


This article describes the process of using collaborative technologies to team teach elementary science methods courses across 3 different institutions: a private liberal arts college, a small state university,and a large research university. The project was initiated because of the isolation each of the faculty members felt serving as the only science educator (or only elementary science educator) at each of their institutions. A description of the project and the Internet-based collaborative technologies used at each site is provided. Each of the three faculty members involved in the project share their unique stories of implementation and outcomes as a result of participating in this project.


Science; Education; Collaboration

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