Aug 2010 - Present
Aug 2006 - May 2010
B.A. in Biology; B.S. in Adolescent Education
In this lesson students will use blogging technology to research a genetic disease of their choosing. They will be asked to create an informational blog and share them with their peers and public. Students will be involved in peer and self evaluation throughout this process.
In this lesson students will be asked to improve upon the known biological model of DNA replication, or create a new one entirely. Throughout this process students will be making many drafts, self assessing, and peer-assessing work.
In this lesson student's will introduce themselves to the process of DNA in terms of a web quest. Students will take on a specific role to determine whether a new experimental medicine will actually work or not. This high-level thinking project will allow students to problem-solve in a very authentic and autonomous way.
Students will be using a wiki to learn about genetic engineering. They will be required to use an online resource to learn and work with peers.
In this lesson students will be utilizing a virtual lab to learn about blood typing. They will be able to use the same tools, utilize the same skills, and answer the same questions; as they would in a traditional blood-typing lab.