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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the 7 basic stages of viral replication: attachment, penetration, uncoating, viral replication, assembly, maturation and release. Students must identify each of the steps as well
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This fun, engaging game is designed to help students learn and remember key terms that describe and define characteristics in living things. This game is typically played after students have a basic understanding of the vocabulary. Just like in
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These are large, medium and small chromosome templates. The large to medium sized ones are designed to be printed on card stock, laminated, and a magnet clued on the back. The small ones can be printed for each individual student or pair of
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This is a well organized fill-in-the-blank notes page that thoroughly covers gene expression as a regulated process. Please see the preview document to know exactly what content it covers. I have created and included many images to help explain
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This notes page gives students a visual representation of what all those letters in the Punnett square actually means. This notes page shows the cells and chromosomes with the alleles labelled which helps them conceptually understand how we come up
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This interactive, hands-on graphic organizer helps students understand the difference in heterotrophic and autotrophic organisms. Students are given a set of cards with examples, definitions and characteristics of each type of organism. They must
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This activity is designed to help student conceptually understand the term epigenetics and how epigenetics plays a role in gene expression and cell differentiation. This activity was originally designed to be an engage activity for a cell
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This graphic organizer helps students understand the different levels of regulation in gene expression. There is a blank graphic organizer for students to fill in as a notes page or as a formative assessment activity as well a completed graphic
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This is a critical thinking vocabulary activity designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how gene expression and protein synthesis are regulated processes. This vocabulary strategy requires students to use
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This connection card activity (see details about connection card activities below) requires students to make connections between various components of protein synthesis. Students should have a basic understand of protein synthesis and the various
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Please see the slide examples provided in the Preview File. The preview file give you 8 of the 29 slides in the PowerPoint. Each slide has a separate problem related to protein synthesis or DNA replication. The PowerPoint is designed to be used
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In this critical thinking vocabulary strategy, students are required to to make connections between various words associated with the characteristics of living things. This activity/game is intended to help students construct a deeper understanding
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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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