Author Archives: mrwoodsidebiology

Moving the Content…

My apologies to anyone subscribing to this blog, but I’ve copied all cotent from here and moved to a new blog where I will be continuing to think about and reflect on Modeling Instruction among other topics.  My new blog will be … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 5

The Agenda for the Day: Teacher Talk – Parking Lot Discuss Homework Venn diagram Whiteboards Readings: What is a Species? & History of Classification Building a Dichotomous Key of Shoes Salamander Dichotomous Key Practice Classification Model Summary Board Homework Assignments During … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 4

Today’s Agenda: Teacher Talk Parking Lot Discuss Experimental Design Model Test What is Living Activity – Model Development Exercise 1 – WB Organizing Living (part 1) Organizing Living (part 2) Exercise 2 – WB There was a variety of topics … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 3

Our tentative plan for the day was: Teacher Talk & Parking Lot Seeds – Question, Design, Implement Goldfish – Question, Design, Implement, Analyze, WB Controls & Variables w/ the Simpsons – Deploy – WB Experimental Design Model Summary WB What … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 2

Our tentative plan for the day was: Discuss HW Reach a consensus on the definition of a model An activity called Playing the Game of Science Isopod Investigation Lunch Seeds Goldfish As pairs, we shared our definitions of a model … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 1

At the beginning of the workshop we did introductions; names, where you teach, who you teach, what you teach, and any experience you’ve had with Modeling Instruction. There are 10 of us in the workshop from around the country, NY, … Continue reading

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Modeling Biology Workshop Day 0

I’ve arrived at my home away from home for the next 3 weeks, Rowan University.  I’ll be commuting daily to Clearview Regional High School, where the training will take place.  This Biology cohort is a small group, 7 of us, … Continue reading

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