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Wednesday, November 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
iLab: Big Ideas in the Digital BioLab – Assessing Crosscutting Concepts in Science LIMITED

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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 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. The program has also been successfully piloted with Beijing, Chinese students as part of an educational science instruction exchange effort. A team composed of an AP Biology teacher, science curriculum specialist, program coordinator and Boston high school students will facilitate this session. Attendees do not need a scientific background to fully participant, but should bring their curiosity.

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Sophia Madden (Student)

Sophia is a senior at Boston Latin Academy, I took AP Biology in 10th grade and I have been a Hinton mentor for two years. I work in the MGH Drummond Lab of nephrology. I studied genetic modification to zebrafish cilia along with my mentor. I plan to pursue a career in Marine Biology... Read More →
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Rocio Nunez (Student)

A Hinton Mentor and senior at Boston Latin Academy interested in studying biology and possibly physics. Completed Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers in Dr. Richard Hodin's lab at Mass General Hospital studying "The Methodologies of Gel Electrophoresis and PCR... Read More →
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Joanna Harper (Student)

A Hinton Mentor and Senior at Boston Latin Academy. Completed the Project Success: Opening the door to Biomedical Careers internship in Dr. Clint Makino’s lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, studying the effects of D-Cysteine on the photoreception of a rod cell. Received... Read More →
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Michael John (Student)

Michael is a senior at Boston Latin Academy. Along with his partner Rocio Nunez, he conducted an independent research project on Type 1 diabetes. The project utilized a bioinformatics approach that tested SNP ( small nucleotide polymorphisms) as an in order to determine an individual's... Read More →
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Allyson Via Ph.D

AP Biology Teacher, Boston Latin Academy
Allyson Via has been teaching high school Biology and related courses in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) since 2001.  She began her career at Charlestown High School where she worked for 9 years, joining the Boston Latin Academy community in 2010. She has a B.S. in General Biology... Read More →
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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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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 →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

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