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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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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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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Objectives: At the end of the activity the student will be able to: o Explain the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar cycle/moon phases. o Explain the relationship between ocean tides and the position of the moon, earth and
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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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Choose Your Corner is a formative assessment strategy that helps students distinguish attributes of certain categories, objects, topics, terms, etc. In this choose your corner, students are given a set of attributes that describe the Earth, Moon
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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: This is a foldable designed to help students identify the planets within the Solar System as well as the Asteroid Belt and Kuiper Belt. As shown in the picture below, students identify the planets/belts under each tab of the foldable and
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This a reference handout of weather symbols and their meaning.
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This match game is designed to help student recognize and identify weather symbols. This is a basic skill student must have before they can complete more advanced tasks related to weather patters such as reading and analyzing weather maps or
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This hands-on manipulative is designed to help student learn the position of the planets in the solar system as well as what they look like. Students must also distinguish between the four Gas Giant plants and the four Terrestrial planets. This
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Objective: This hands-on manipulative game is designed to help student identify the world’s oceans, major seas, as well as review the continents. Students must also recognize important facts about the seas and continent. This manipulative can be
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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

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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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