Choice Matrix

There are many ways to teach science and health content. By having a toolbelt full of innovative teaching methods, teachers can keep students engaged in the content and best meet their individual needs as learners. Engagement helps with student attention to the topic as well as helping to create more meaningful learning experiences.

Part 1: Choosing Activities

Choose either science or health as a subject area. Determine a topic and state standard(s) for either third grade science or health. Write at least one learning objective aligned to the chosen standard. Using the Class Profile-3rd Grade, complete the Science or Health Choice Matrix template with a minimum of four different activity options that would provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning on the topic. Remember to think about different learning styles, grouping techniques, different ability levels, and possible interests of the students.

Part 2: Collaboration

From the Class Profile, select three students with an IEP, 504, or another needed accommodation/modification. At the bottom of your choice matrix, summarize in 250-500-words the collaboration necessary to encourage the students motivation, engagement, and ownership of learning. Include the following:

  • Who would you need to collaborate with?
  • How will that collaboration be conducted (email, phone, in person)?
  • What will you ask, speak about, or suggest during your collaboration?
  • What types of technology could you suggest incorporating in the classroom to engage, motivate, and support these students?

Support you assignment with a minimum of two scholarly resources.

APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines