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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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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Concept Taught: Types of Energy Purpose: This activity is designed to help student form a deeper understanding of the different types of energy. In this activity, I have included the following types of energy: light/solar, thermal (heat),
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Animal Adaptation Brainium is a guessing game (modeled after "Cranium") in which students must act-out, draw, and sculpt animals as well as identify and explain certain beneficial structures or functions of the animal group they are guessing. This
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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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Summary: This activity is designed help students understand how different organisms use their external body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp, protect themselves, move, and obtain food. According to the National Academy of Sciences’ Next
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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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DNA Structure Game Summary: The purpose of this activity is to help students recognize and identify the components and structure of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). It also shows the antiparallel nature of the DNA. Students must also recognize the
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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 hands-on manipulative requires students recognize and identify the components of photosynthesis. Students must be able to identify the reactant and products of the chemical process as well as explain where reactants and products are coming
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This match game exposes students to a wide range of traits in plants and animals and requires them to distinguish whether they are inherited or acquired. Understanding the difference between inherited and acquired (learned) traits is a fundamental
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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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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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Overview: This States of Matter Interactive Diagram Game is an interactive, learner-centered way to learn the states of matter and what causes matter to cycle through the states. Students are given a game board, and a set of cards, and they must
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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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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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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 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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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

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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