Presentation on theme: "Welcome!!. Miss Mary Pat Pavicic 7 th year teaching at Aurora High School B.S. in Biology from John Carroll University, M.A. in Life Science Education."— Presentation transcript:
Miss Mary Pat Pavicic 7 th year teaching at Aurora High School B.S. in Biology from John Carroll University, M.A. in Life Science Education from Ursuline College Currently teaching Honors Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Advisor of National Honor Society and Supervisor of After School Study Center
This is a pre-AP Biology course designed to prepare your children for the high level science curriculum that Aurora High School has to offer.
Introduction to Biology Biochemistry and Enzymes Cells Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Nucleic Acids Mitosis and the Cell Cycle Genetics Proteins Ecology Evolution Classification *Course Topics are aligned with Pre-AP Biology Curriculum
Study skills for advanced level high school and collegiate courses Problem solving and critical thinking skills Laboratory skills Higher-ordered application, communication, and reasoning skills Textbook reading skills Conceptual, holistic understanding of the content Self-monitored learning
Multiple formative checks for understanding within each unit to help students and myself monitor their progress throughout the unit. Post-summative unit assessment reflections to ensure ongoing learning. Differentiated instruction and group work to ensure the students are able to see the content from various perspectives. Hands-on lab activities, simulations, and animations. All PowerPoint notes for each unit are posted on SchoolPointe for personal access. Notes are also available in the form of concept maps, diagrams, and charts discussed in class. I am always available for extra help before or after school and am very flexible.
60% Unit Summative Assessments (at least twice per quarter) 30% Labs and Quizzes 10% Formative Checks, Class work, and Homework