Marianne Dobrovolny
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Marianne Dobrovolny
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The ultimate job of a teacher is to facilitate understanding by means of critical thinking.
 
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Please take a second to Pin this product if you think others will enjoy it! Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students to differentiate between incomplete and complete metamorphosis. It also helps student compare
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This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students the fundamental structure and function of the four main components of a plant: roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. The note portion under each tab is fill-in-the-blank. This foldable
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In this activity, students are expected to recognize and identify components of a cell membrane as well as construct a membranes correctly using cutouts of the components. After identifying and building the cell membrane, students will be given a
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Overview: This activity includes both animal and plant cell foldables. These foldables are used to teach students the structure and functions of plant and animal cell organelles. The students are required to identify and color the organelles on
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components and process that drive the water cycle. Students must be able to identify the various processes and define them. This game help students conceptually understand how
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This activity is designed to help students recognize, identify, and define geological features and processes related to plate tectonics. In this interactive manipulative, students have a set of cards containing those key geologic features,
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Please take a second to Pin this product if you think others will enjoy it! Please click the "Preview" button to see a mid-level foldable completed. Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to visually model for students that the
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Overview: This is a foldable designed to help students identify the various types of microorganisms. As shown in the picture below, students identify the microbes and record important examples, ideas, definitions, and attributes about each. This
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the various carbon sinks and process that drive the carbon cycle. Students must be able to identify each of the five major carbon sinks and then identify the processes that move
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Overview: In this activity, students are expected to use their knowledge of the tilted Earth and it revolution around the Sun to sort a set of cards. The card depict various seasonal patterns including: length of shadows, angle and concentration
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This is a fill-in-the-blank notes page that highlights the similarities and differences between prokaryoteic and eukaryotic cells. It also provides students with visual representations of each type of cell. A teacher key is included. This notes
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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components of photosynthesis. Students must be able to identify the reactant and products of the chemical process as well as explain where reactants and products are coming
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This notes page covers the structure of DNA, functions of DNA, discovery of DNA, general fact/information about DNA, and terminology including: chromosomes, gene, genome, protein, histones, nucleotide, nitrogen base, hydrogen bond, Watson, Crick,
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Overview: The Rock Cycle Game is an interactive way to learn the rock cycle and the processes that drive it. Students are given a game board, a set of cards and sentence stems and they must correctly play the cards in the correct boxes on their
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This Venn diagram interactive notes page is designed to teach students the different characteristics of the Earth, Moon and Sun. After students have been given information about the Earth, Moon and Sun by means of direct teach or student-lead
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Overview: This is an interactive activity that helps students understand that all living things have basic needs that must be met in order to survive. Students must distinguish the differences and similarities in animals and plant needs as well as
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This card sort manipulative allows students to build an understanding of interactions within body systems. It is a great formative assessment piece as well. Students are using cooperative learning to sort through information and build a deeper
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Overview: This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students the anatomy of the heart as well as the circulation pathway of blood. Students complete the notes and labels under the inside tab and color each part of the heart a
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Objectives: o Students will construct a 2-d model depicting spring and neap tides during a lunar cycle. o Students will differentiate between spring and neap tides. o Students will relate the position of the moon and sun to ocean tides. o Students
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This is a manipulative activity designed to help students understand the role of internal negative feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis. Almost all homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback mechanisms. These mechanisms
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Trained K-12 science teachers at an Education Service Center in Texas

Presented to hundreds of teachers and administrators at the local, state and national level

Co-taught and guest lectured in education classes at Texas Tech University

Developed activities and curriculum for school districts, the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research at Texas Tech, CSCOPE, and my personal classroom

Taught various levels of biology for 6 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, inquiry-based, student-centered, standards-based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Rookie Science Teacher for the State of Texas

Gentry Lynn Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor Degree in Multidisciplinary Science from Texas Tech University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about developing lessons and activities that transform the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered environment filled with critical thinking and deeper understanding of content.

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