Unit 4: Data Intensive Lesson Plan


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Learning Objectives

  1. Learners will create a lesson/unit plan that incorporates analysis of data intensive documents.
  2. Learners will create a lesson/unit plan that has students create data intensive documents.

Do Now

In the discussion space below, write three strategies, tactics, or ideas that this mini course has given you that will help you utilize data intensive documents in the classroom. Explain the role that data intensive documents play in creating students who are scientifically literate. Also discuss any areas you would like to learn more about that this course may have not addressed.

Talk: Discussion Unit 4


So why do inquiry experiments lend themselves well to data intensive lesson plans? Watch the video below that depicts a classroom in Colorado and how the teacher includes data intensive analysis and construction in the lesson.

Work Period

Select an inquiry activity, such as a lab or project, that you will re-design to include the analysis of data intensive documents and creation of data intensive documents using technology. You may also design a completely new activity if you would like. If you do not have access to technology create a lesson/unit plan that centers around the analysis of these documents to prepare students to create them by hand. This can be a single activity that stretches across multiple days or a culmination of individual lessons that scaffold up to having students create data intensive documents. Use the discussion space to post your lesson ideas. You may use any format of a lesson plan you wish, as this is for you to take back into the classroom with you.

Talk: Discussion Unit 4