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Friday, November 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
'Big Ideas in the Digital BioLab - Assessing Crosscutting Concepts in Science' i-Lab FULL

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What happens when we say “yes” to mobile devices in an Advanced Placement Biology laboratory? Discover the answer by becoming a Digital BioLab student. Your inquiry-based challenge will be to conduct an investigation of seeds. Are seeds alive? Use cutting-edge devices such as digital microscope cameras and portable hand-held scientific probeware to accelerate your exploration of seeds and plants.

In this hands-on laboratory experience, adapted for a conference room environment, you will learn how active learning strategies and technology integration can improve science instruction. We will highlight why today’s AP Biology students need to shift their thinking to Big Ideas based upon the College Board’s redesign of the AP Biology curriculum. You will learn to facilitate laboratory experiences that support authentic questions. Discover how mobile apps such as Nearpod can be used to assess learning progress, engage a wide range of learners and calibrate instruction. Rapidly generate multimedia presentations using the new Adobe Voice iPad app to communicate understanding of scientific ideas. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives on creating innovative performance-based assessments based upon the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) call to measure crosscutting science concepts.

The Digital BioLab initiative is an active collaboration between Boston Public Schools and Harvard Medical School’s Hinton Scholars AP Biology program. A team composed of an AP Biology teacher, science curriculum specialist, program coordinator and several Boston Latin Academy high school students will facilitate this session. Attendees do not need a scientific background to fully participant, but should bring their curiosity.


avatar for Robert Rochlin

Robert Rochlin

Hinton Scholars Project Coordinator, Harvard Medical School
Robert Rochlin- Hinton Scholars Program CoordinatorBob is a retired Boston Public High School science teacher. He currently serves as a Hinton program coordinator supervising a team of lab assistants from Harvard graduate and postdoctoral research programs. Bob has over a decade of... Read More →
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Ivelisse Santos

Biology Teacher, Boston Latin Academy
I teach 9th grade biology at Boston Latin Academy and co-teach the Hinton Scholars program at Harvard Medical School with Latin Academy's AP Biology students and their teacher Ally Via. At Hinton, the students use cutting edge Vernier probes, LabQuest interfaces, and iPads to collect... Read More →
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Robert Simpson

Science Curriculum Specialist, Harvard Medical School
Robert is the science curriculum specialist at Harvard Medical School in the K-12 Educational Outreach program in the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership. He manages a team of Harvard scientists and educators providing tutoring and hands-on lab experiences for... Read More →

Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am EST
  Innovation Lab: limited seating  iPads in the Classroom:  Transforming Curriculum Elementary Classrooms STEM-STEAM Special Education etc
  • Target Audience High School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

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