03/16/2019 04:00 pm

Module: Got Graphs?  Graphing in Modeling Biology

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This module will be about collecting data and creating graphs in Biology, led by Clarissa Furlong and Chris Resch.

Got Graphs?  Graphing in Modeling Biology

Need ideas for how to integrate graph construction and interpretation with modeling based biology lab experiences?  Want to see how graphing can aid in the construction of biological models? Curious as to how simulations can expand the opportunities for graph construction interpretation by your students?  If you have asked these questions than this is the webinar for you! It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words; and graphs are no exceptions. The ability to construct and interpret graphs is a fundamental skill that is required of all students of science.  With graphing skills, students gain the ability to tell scientific stories by representing relationships between different variables and constructing scientific models.

Come and join us for a discussion and for examples for how you can incorporate modeling friendly, NGSS and AP aligned, graphing experiences into your biology classes!  Participants can expect to engage in lab experiences and activities specific to the realm of ecology via the FREE simulation program Netlogo and other Modeling Instruction Biology resources.  Additional extension activities and worksheets that incorporate graphing experiences will also be provided.

Christopher (Chris) Resch has been a science educator since 2006 at Montgomery High School in Skillman, New Jersey.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in high school science. Chris is also a Modeling InstructionTM workshop leader, and has led biology workshops for STEMTeachersNYC, the New York City Department of Education, and the New York State Master Teacher Program at Binghamton University.  Additionally, Chris is a founding member of “The Coalition,” a group of Biology and Environmental Science educators at STEMTeachersNYC who are dedicated to excellence in teaching, and is a New Jersey Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) ambassador. Presently, Chris and his colleagues are continuing to author a biology curriculum titled, “Historical Modeling Sequence in Biology” for AP and Honors level classes.  

Clarissa Furlong is  biology teacher and Modeling Workshop leader.

Modules are $25 for current AMTA members and $50 for non-members.

Modules are conducted via Zoom videoconferencing software.  Login information will be sent to you a week before the start of the session.

Any handouts needed for the session will be shared prior to the start of the module.

Cancellation and refund policy:
If there is insufficient enrollment (fewer than 10 registrations), AMTA or the module leaders may elect to cancel the session.  In this event, the cancellation decision would be made one week before the module is scheduled to begin.  All those registered will receive a voucher for free registration for a future module.

If you find that you are unable to attend a distance learning module after you register and pay for a module, a voucher for free registration for a future session will be issued.  Cash refunds will not be issued.


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