ESCAPE Online Program
Available 100% Online Beginning in October 2018
ESCAPE Online Program
ESCAPE -- the Equitable Science Curriculum integrating Arts in Public Education--is a UC Irvine online professional development course funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to be especially powerful in helping teachers address the challenges of teaching science content-specific vocabulary to English Language Learners through multi-modal methods, including hands-on inquiry-based learning, movement/dance, and visual art. As a participant you will:
- Learn to teach engaging, NGSS-aligned, integrated science inquiry and arts-based lessons in Earth, Life, or Physical Science
- Obtain powerful tools for teaching content-specific vocabulary and reversing scientific misconceptions
- Join a growing online community of teachers working together to implement arts/science integration
- Participate in educational research funded by NSF to make impactful changes in elementary education
The program features a 40 hour (4 unit) online STEAM professional development course focused on teaching Science through Inquiry and the Arts and 6 corresponding NGSS-aligned lesson plans per grade level -- all designed by experts in Arts and Science Education. Teachers may also opt to participate in a 20-hour (2 unit) follow-up "Lesson Implementation Course," which facilitates classroom implementation of the ESCAPE Curriculum (subject to IRB approval, if required for student-level data collection).
To compensate teachers for this work, ESCAPE provides teachers with a choice between a monetary stipend OR units of course credit in addition to a Certificate in Teaching Science through the Arts issued from the UCI Department of Continuing Education. Teachers will earn $1000 or 4 units of credit for successful completion of the "ESCAPE Professional Development Online Course." Teachers who successfully complete the follow-up "Lesson Implementation Course," and implement the ESCAPE curriculum in their classrooms will be compensated with an additional $500 or 2 units of credit.
Features of ESCAPE Online
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