WelcomeTeacher Name: Katrina Pandya
School Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects I Teach: Anatomy, AP Biology, & Biology___________________________________________________________Welcome Message: BiologyWelcome to Biology. This course will focus on life sciences and culminate in a GA. Milestone. Please be prepared (read your book, answer the end of section questions) every day. If you have questions feel free to e-mail me at: email@example.comThank you,Dr. PandyaWelcome Message: Anatomy and PhysiologyAnatomy and Physiology is a challenging and exciting course. I hope you enjoy the journey of learning as much as I will enjoy teaching it to you. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.orgSincerely,Dr. PandyaWelcome Message: AP BiologyBefore August please be sure to do the following:* Watch your four biology related science programs (two of which I have provided for you through links). Please be sure the two you choose fit into the 8 major themes of biology (look at the links if you need help with this) and that they have appropriate academic content. Your paragraph/ page on each is due the first day of school, so be sure to bring it with you!
n This course is the equivalent of an introductory college laboratory course for Biology majors.
n Focus on overriding concepts rather than isolated details.
n The course is organized around the concepts found in the AP Biology Course Description provided by the College Board
n 4 big ideas link to everything learned in the course.
n Lectures that are guided by PowerPoint presentations
n Socratic discussions
n cooperative work
n Hands-on inquiry (labs),
n Independent studies guided by project assignment,
n Computer animations via the internet or the CD ROM that accompanies the text,
n Streaming video and peer evaluation.
What is Expected Out of You!
n Read Each Chapter Before We Start PowerPoint Presentations
n Print Out Notes (School Website) or Outline Chapter Before PowerPoint Presentations (You will have no time in class to write everything out)
n Labs: Prelabs need to done before lab, complete with Title, Table of Contents, Purpose, Background, and Materials & Methods. Those that come unprepared will get a ZERO on the lab and will be unable to participate
What is the End Goal?
n Pass the AP Biology Test
n Obtain College Credit
n Its not a contest, or an individual sport, we are all in this together
n To be better prepared for College.