The Hoosier Science Teacher 2019-09-17T19:59:45-04:00 Tracy Strieder Open Journal Systems <p>The Hoosier Science Teacher provides ideas, resources, and professional development&nbsp;that supports teaching standards-based science in Pre-K-16 learning environments.</p> <p>ISSN&nbsp;2475-451X.</p> What teachers express as professional development needs of beginning teachers: Voices from the profession 2019-09-17T19:59:45-04:00 Jeff Thomas Jennifer Hicks Deb Vannatter <p>In an effort to retain beginning teachers, the [Blind State] Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (X-STEM) Resource Network coordinated a statewide effort to identify and cultivate 59 mentor and 90 mentee (beginning) teachers. Two summer professional development workshops (summer 2016 and summer 2017) buttressed the school year (2016-17) aimed to mentor beginning teachers in teaching science and mathematics. New teachers (mentees) video recorded lessons and mentors provided feedback through a secure online platform. The area of focus for recorded videos were determined by the mentee and represent areas for desired feedback for future practice. Voices of mentor teachers were captured about the specifics of the observations and are offered as the types of professional development experiences needed by new teachers. These findings are presented based on this successful model where 89 out of 90 mentees remained in the profession.</p> 2019-02-17T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Survival in space: A unit on plants 2019-09-17T19:59:45-04:00 Frank Richard Drumwright <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This unit provides a motivating way for high school biology students to engage in an instructional unit on plants. During this unit students will engage in observational and organizational processes while exploring plant structure/function, life cycle, and propagation.&nbsp; As the unit concludes students propose a formal plan to provide a sustainable plant-based food source for 300 people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Using Models to Explain Science 2019-09-17T19:59:44-04:00 Stephen Gilbert <p>Models are one key way scientist explain their understanding.&nbsp; In this aricle different types of modeling approches are used to support student learning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-05-04T00:00:00-04:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##