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BIO 360: Conservation Biology: Book Chapter Presentations

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Timeline

> 1 wk before presentation: Email complete lesson plan to Sarah (before meeting), Meet with Sarah during Monday lunch

> 48 hours before presentation: post any assignments

Day of presentation: while class is evaluating, post ppt on Moodle

By Monday of following week, email Sarah final draft of review exercise questions

 

Goals of Presentations

  • Reinforce central messages of chapter
  • Actively engage class with material, presenter, and each other
  • Build ability to communicate about science

Description of the Assignment
As part of your book chapter presentations, you will:

  • Create a lesson plan
  • Post an assignment for the class (optional)
  • Give a ~10-20 minute presentation
  • Lead the class in an activity
  • Submit questions for the review exercise

Creating a Lesson Plan

Your lesson plan “should provide you with a general outline of your teaching goals, learning objectives, and means to accomplish them.” This website provides great guidelines for creating lesson plans: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/p2_5

At a minimum your lesson plan must include:

•Learning goals
•Description of activity
•Draft review exercise questions
•Timeline

Designing an Activity

Designing an Activity

You will lead the class in an activity in which they engage with the material and other individuals in the class.  The purpose of the activity is to apply, evaluate, or synthesize the central messages of your chapter.  You may give the class a short assignment to prepare them for in class activities, if so you must post this at least 48 hours before your presentation.

Active Learning Resources

http://www.vcu.edu/cte/resources/active_learning.htm

http://www.actionbioscience.org/lessondirectory.html

http://ncep.amnh.org/index.php?globalnav=resources&sectionnav=main

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