TOTOS SEEP Grant EE/ESE Program Descriptions

Sustainability and Environmental Education for Pre-Service (SEEP)

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Name(s) of instructor(s)

Bruce Palmquist

Name of university

Central Washington University

Level of preparation for the program being described: elementary, middle school, high school (or combination)


University course number

SCED 322

University course title

Science Education in the Elementary School

University course catalogue description

Techniques, selection of materials, and appropriate subject matter for the various grade levels. Demonstrations and student investigative activities for use in classroom science teaching.


(big ideas are fine)

Objective 1: Experience inquiry science and develop science knowledge, skills, and values

Objective 2: Facilitate and guide inquiry experiences for elementary learners

Objective 3: Design learning environments that support inquiry, collaboration, and content integration

Objective 4: Assess and evaluate diverse student learning and teaching effectiveness

Objective 5: Engage in continual professional growth

Description of the experience(s) the pre-service teachers had to learn EE-ESE strategies

(This is the main, detailed description)

Materials/equipment needed for the pre-service teacher experience (include technology that may have been used)


Were preK-12 children involved? (Yes or no). If yes, describe their involvement and ages.


Was this an indoor or outdoor project (or both)?

Describe the setting.


Were other subject area professors involved? Yes or no. If yes, what subjects were integrated? How?


Were there community/ agency/institution partners? Yes or no. If yes, how was the partnership structured?


How was the program evaluated? What did the pre-service teachers have to say?



If another grant was written to support your EE-ESE work, what types of things would you hope to accomplish?

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