Biology Distance Learning Assignments
April 15, 2020
Per our staff meeting yesterday afternoon, Q4 grades will only benefit students. If your Q3 grade is passing and you do not wish to improve, you can take that grade as your semester grade. However, if your Q3 grade is failing or not what you would like, you have two options: If you finish the work I have provided for Q4 that grade will average with your Q3 for a final grade or you can finish the Q3 grade repair on blended learning. I will be trying my best to contact each of you over the next few days to make sure it is clear what you should be doing. If you have any questions or concerns, please, let me know.
April 13-17 (Current Assignment)
Complete the following choice board (Biology Distance Learning April 13-17) and send pictures or digital copies of your final projects to me through remind (https://www.remind.com/join/basilbio2) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This should only take you about 2 hours over the entire week. It is due April 17th.
Instructions for Choice-Board Clarified: Choose ONE task from each of the categories (appetizers, entrees, and desserts). The tasks chosen CANNOT be the same topic. Make sure you label which category and project you chose when you turn in your work.
March 30 - April 3 (Past Due)
Complete the following choice board (Biology Distance Learning March 30 - April 3) and send pictures or digital copies of your final projects to me through remind (https://www.remind.com/join/basilbio) or by email (email@example.com). This should only take you about 2 hours over the entire week. It is due April 3rd.
Instructions for Choice-Board Clarified: You need to pick at least one from each column and what you pick has to add up to 7 points. So if you pick correctly you could do 3 at the least but you could do more small projects to add up to 7 or even go above 7 points for extra credit
March 16th, 2020 - March 27, 2020 (Past due)
Biology Distance Learning
While you are at home you will be expected to finish assignments on a weekly/biweekly basis. The tests and quiz grades you receive on your online work will be entered into infinite campus. Here is how you will find your current work.
- If you have internet access, you have already been assigned 2 weeks of work on Blended learning (you can get there through launchpad) labeled “CCHS Biology Distance Learning Week 1-2” This is due 3/27/2020.
- If you do not have internet access, you will be assigned a workbook and you will use your textbook to complete the workbook pages. The next 2 weeks will be ALL the workbook pages for chapters 5 and 6.
- If we are out longer than the assigned work, check your teacher's webpage on the school website for updated information. If you do not have internet access text or call (706) 389-8218 or message your teacher on remind or by email.
Use these websites to help clarify topics while you are distance learning. You can always contact me through remind or my email for additional help or inquiries.
Amoeba Sisters: youtube series I show in class.
Khan Academy: practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning.
Launchpad: a hub for many important apps to complete distance learning. Students log in using their account information and then can access Blended Learning (location of the distance learning assignments) and Pearson (an online textbook and resources).
Remind: (Biology) Text @basilbio to 81010
Course Description: Biology is an in depth, year long course in biological principles that influence the lives of all living organisms. This course is a laboratory course that will teach lab safety, microscope use, and other lab principles in addition to teaching state prescribed standards. Biology has an End of Course (EOC) assessment which counts as 20% of students’ final grade. All students are required to take the EOC to pass this course. This is a required course that must be passed in order to meet graduation requirements.
Course Assessment Plan/ Grading Scale/Grade Recovery: Standards-Based Grading will be using. The paper attached explaining Standards-Based grading or you may use this link: https://tinyurl.com/yywqym7x
In standards based grading the student’s grade is based only on assessments, homework and classwork are just practice. Each standard will make up an equal portion of the student’s grade and each standard will have several assessments as evidence of content mastery.
*At the conclusion of the course in early May all Biology students will be expected to take the End of Course (EOC) which will count as 20% of their final grade.
*Grade recovery is the responsibility of the student. If they have a low assessment grade they must arrange a time to make up this grade. Grade recovery for a previous nine weeks will be handled on a case by case basis because students have so many opportunities to fix their grades during the nine weeks.