Biology: Advanced Topics (biol 1254)
Participants in the Biology: Advanced Topics session will research and share ideas on topics such as: ordering the curriculum (chapter-by-chapter vs. thematic); labs: ideas for pre- and post-lab accountability and assessment, making labs more inquiry-based, and incorporating more math-based analysis; beyond the textbook: other print and multimedia resources for Biology; and best practices for teaching, learning, and test-taking. Each topic will be covered with the AP* Biology Curriculum Revision in mind, and participants will leave the session with classroom-ready lessons and activities.
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Jody Saxton West has been teaching for 17 years, the last twelve of them at Northfield High Schoool in Northfield, MN. In addition to teaching AP* Biology, she teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Foundations for Advanced Placement* Sciences. Jody has served as an AP* Biology Reader since 2005, and is an AP* Consultant. When not learning and teaching Biology, Jody enjoys coaching the Northfield High School Speech Team (Go Raiders!) and scrapbooking photos of her fabulous family,including husband Thomas and sons Gunner and Garrett.
Debby Walser-Kuntz is an Associate Professor of Biology at Carleton College. Her interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning; she has published with the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) Pedagogy in Action and the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, served as a consultant to the College Board, and was selected to be a Periclean Faculty Leader due to the incorporation of a civic engagement approach into her science courses. She teaches courses in immunology, microbiology, and virology, and her research lab has received past NIH support to study the effects of the plastics component bisphenol A (BPA) on immune function. She is committed to broadening access for all students to the sciences, has served as a Posse mentor, and is currently the director of the Summer Science Fellows program, a program which provides early research opportunities for underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing STEM fields.