Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy (VBTA)

2014 Spring Conference Workshops!

State Your Claim – Help students improve their understanding of experiments as they improve their ability to communicate findings and support conclusions using the CER method: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning.

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Picture It: Making Vocabulary POP – Presentation contains simple steps and suggestions about how to make a truly interactive word wall. Also includes exemplars of interactive word walls.
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Transformational Learning Experiences – Information that will help High School students understand the importance of getting involved in research activities during their college years.
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The Bone Whisperers – Welcome to the world of forensics anthropology! Review actual forensic cases while learning about the field of forensics. Not for the faint of stomach!
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Pom-Pom Shooter Pedagogy – This presentation examines pedagogical approaches to an elementary activity about variables through the use of a pom-pom shooter made out of PVC pipe. During the activity, students will learn about breathing disorders, like asthma, and use the pom-pom shooter to test a variety of variables. The entire activity can be found at the following link.
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Modeling Sedimentary Rock Formation – This hands-on lesson will “speed up” time and provide students with an engaging model making activity as they learn about sedimentary rock formation and geologic time.
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