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Saturday, February 1

10:00am CST

The Elephant in Your Classroom
The elephant of misconceptions is never absent from school. Help identify and process through the misconceptions in your classroom. We'll focus on the big question of, "What is living and non-living?" We will use Page Keeley probes, Quality Questioning strategies (such as affinity mapping), as well strategies to support all learners, ESL and SPED included. Find out how pre-assessments can help drive instruction and reflection to eradicate the elephant.

Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST

10:00am CST

Using Challenged-Based Learning in Life Science
Increase student engagement by creating authentic, challenged based projects in biology and anatomy courses. Participants will learn how to allow learners voice and choice in the curriculum while covering required content at a deeper level. Several project examples from biology and anatomy courses will be shared.

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Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell ISD
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 20 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST

10:00am CST

4 for 6th part 2
Have you ever wondered why workshops provide materials for activities that cost a lot of money and take a huge amount of time to set up before each class period? So have I and time is of the essence. During this workshop, you will be provided with four science activities from the 6th grade curriculum. The focus will be on life science, with a little Earth and Space thrown in. These activities will provide you with hands-on materials to share with your colleagues and concise instructions ready for class on Monday.

Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST

11:15am CST

Ruling the Roost with Chicken Activities
Exploring the use of chicken legs/wings you will understand the structure and function of joints. You will be dissecting raw chicken legs/wings to find the cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. This activity will highlight the interactive functions of joint structures. Finally, this session will culminate with the building of a joint model to take home with you.


Zoe Vilicic

Science and Math Based Science Teacher, Richardson Independent School District


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST

1:30pm CST

I 'HEART' Biology - A Lab to Teach the Cardiovascular System
Come join us for a Biology/Anatomy and Physiology lesson to demonstrate some innovative techniques to teach the Cardiovascular System to your students. In this "hands on" setting, the Vernier Lab Quests will be used to measure blood pressure and to perform an EKG. You and your students will gain insight into how these measures are used in the diagnosis of common heart diseases and prevention of those with hidden symptoms.

Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST

2:45pm CST

Authentic Collaborative Planning
Think fast! On a scale of 1-10 rank your team’s collaborative planning strategy! If your immediate thought is, “Ugh!” or “What collaborative planning?” then this workshop is for you. Join two of Wakeland High School’s biology teachers to learn how their weekly team planning meetings are fun, helpful, truly a team effort, and most important effective. ALL students ultimately benefit from what each team member brings to the table during collaborative planning.
We will present tips and ideas about collaborative planning while modeling our favorite student-centered activities.

Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST