Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Creating a Toolkit for the Teaching of Analog and Digital Signals in Middle School
by Poma, Chelsea Amber, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 145; 28027929
Abstract (Summary)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) include a middle school Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) about the transmission of information using analog and digital signals. Most middle school teachers lack the skill and knowledge to properly instruct students about this topic. Teacher content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge have direct impacts on student learning and achievement. As such, teachers need resources and activities to teach this complex topic. A toolkit of activities with accompanying teacher background information resources was constructed to fill this need. Activities were compiled and vetted by the author, reviewed by an independent panel of teachers, and finalized into a toolkit for classroom use.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Henriques, Laura
Commitee: Gomez Zwiep, Susan, Colburn, Alan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Science Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Science education, Middle School education, Educational administration, Educational technology, Curriculum development
Keywords: Analog and digital, MS-PS4-3, PS4.C, Wave signals, Next Generation Science Standards, Teacher content knowledge, Classroom toolkit
Publication Number: 28027929
ISBN: 9798698591047
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