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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Connection Card Strategy: This learning strategy requires students make connections between various topics/vocabulary. Students truly begin to understand, comprehend, and remember vocabulary when they make connections to other words, content, and
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Overview: This hands-on activity is designed to engage students in higher levels of thinking when it comes to the concept of matter. Students will be expected to make connections between various ideas and concepts associated with this topic. This
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These participation strips are designed to cut out and give to each student. Every begins with a 100 for participation. If a student is not participating or is being a distraction during groups work, labs, etc. a 10 point section is cut off from
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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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