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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Concept Taught: Law of Conservation of Energy and transformation of energy Purpose: The Law of Conservation of Energy tells us that energy cannot be created or destroyed only transformed. This activity is designed to help student develop a deeper
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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 particular connection card activity (see strategy explanation below) requires students to make connections between various body systems. It requires students understand the interrelatedness of human body systems. Students must analyze the
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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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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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Objective: Choose Your Corner is an engaging formative assessment strategy used to evaluate a student’s ability to distinguish between attributes of 3 to 5 different categories. In this particular Choose Your Corner lesson, students are given a
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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 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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By the end of this lesson, students will demonstrate how DNA is condensed (supercoiled) into structures called chromosomes by building a quick and simple chromosome model. This activity is great for teaching students about the levels of
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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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The “Cut-up Paragraph” strategy is a quick, highly effective learning tool. It develops long-term conceptual understanding of a topic by requiring students to read critically and interpret information rather than simply skimming through textual
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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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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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Quiz-Quiz-Trade is a cooperative learning strategy created by Dr. Spencer Kagan. It is designed to help transform the classroom into an academic and social learning experience so that students can ask one another for information, evaluate and learn
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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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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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Overview: In this activity, students are expected recognize, identify, and classify organisms into the correct kingdom. This activity is based off of the 6 Kingdom classification system including: animalia, plantae, protista, fungi, bacteria, and
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Objective: By completing this activity, students will identify and explain the various levels of organization of genetic material in a eukaryotic cell. Overview: This activity is an interactive diagram of the organization of genetic material in
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Summary: This activities is a hands-on inquiry based approach to helping students relate meiosis to Mendel’s laws of inheritance, hybrid crosses, and Punnett squares. It allows students to experience how meiosis is significant to sexual
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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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