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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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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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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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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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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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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This a reference handout of weather symbols and their meaning.
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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 critical thinking vocabulary activity is designed to help students develop a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how the various body systems work together and interact to make the human body function. This vocabulary strategy requires
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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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Description of Activity: In this activity, students are given a flow chart with blank boxes as well as a set of example cards (i.e. burning wood, charging a battery, and fusion.) Students must correctly place the cards in the correct box on their
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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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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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