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Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design

In the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology

Proposal for a Technologically Integrated Assessment and Curriculum for the New York State Earth Science Regents and Course

Sara Gerstein Melman, Ed.M. in Communication and Education

Federal and New York State standards for science are transitioning, causing a need for new assessments and new curriculum.  Unfortunately, current tests are not inspiring deep thinking in classrooms and there is no evidence that the new assessments will be much different.  The following proposal attempts to remedy this. Any new exams and curricula also must incorporate technology in a meaningful way.  Adding technology to the equation enhances the learning that can happen in the classroom.  The overall goal of this research is to propose a new Earth Science Regents Exam that uses technology to assess high-level thinking and to recommend an accompanying curriculum that incorporates technology to push student understanding further and to make it more authentic.

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