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Professional Development Session

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Inspiring better outcomes for our planet through science education

 

WHAT BIOZONE OFFERS:

Next Generation Science Standards provide an innovative framework for 21st Century science learning. This ambitious initiative presents multiple challenges to both students and teachers alike. BIOZONE provides specific NGSS curricula and offers structured and tailored Professional Learning and/or Implementation Workshops. These aim to equip adopters of our programs with a comprehensive understanding of what BIOZONE offers and how to implement a student-friendly but rigorous NGSS program.

Training sessions may range from half day to full day. In person or webinar depending on your budget and timeframe. We look forward to assisting you in enhancing science teaching and learning in your school. BIOZONE will work with you to solve some of the most common obstacles to implementing a successful NGSS program, including:

  • Understanding how BIOZONE’s products embrace NGSS pedagogy
  • How to effectively assess your students in three dimensions.
  • How to support ELL students in science.
  • How to scaffold delivery of content in a way that reflects how students learn (the 5Es model).
  • How to support students in developing an understanding of core content through use of science and engineering practices and application of crosscutting concepts.
  • How to encourage students to think critically and solve problems.
  • How to approach the delivery of NGSS content in a differentiated classroom.
  • How to use supplementary resources effectively.

INVESTMENT:

Professional Development (PD) is $2,500 per half day, $3,000 per full day plus any applicable travel expenses if required. Please note: Costs may vary if specialised requirements i.e. PhD, industry expert or tailored sessions.

Product Implementation (in person): Half day is free of charge for district-wide adoptions. Charges may occur should we need to make arrangements for a full day ($1,500 for the extra half day time).

 

ABOUT US:

Coming from a teaching background, Richard Allan founded his educational publishing company, BIOZONE International, in 1988. Richard and his team of ex-teachers have adapted what he has learned in the classroom to develop a suite of unique resources that meet the very real needs of teachers and students worldwide. Now with more than 30 years presence in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, BIOZONE has a global footprint of dedicated educators.

OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM:

Richard Allan (M.Sc.)

Richard Allan has an MSc in biology and is founder and CEO of BIOZONE International, an educational publishing house specializing in the publication of instructional materials (both print and digital) for high school science programs. He lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, with his wife and two children.

He has a strong interest in the future potential of immersive digital technologies to provide highly engaging experiences for science education students.

Dr. Jason Crean (MSBio, EdD)

Dr. Crean is a biology instructor at the high school and university levels and acts as a science education consultant. Crean has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, the highest award a teacher can receive in the US, by President Obama in 2009, the 2010 High School Science Teacher of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the Illinois Science Teachers Association, the Golden Apple Foundation, among others.

He serves as President for the Illinois Science Teachers Association, President for the Illinois Association of Biology Teachers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching and the College Board's National Science Advisory Panel.

Dr. Tracey Greenwood (Ph.D)

Tracey has been writing resources for students since 1993 and enjoys the challenge of curriculum analysis and content development. Tracey has a Ph.D. in biology, specializing in lake ecology and has taught both graduate and undergraduate biology, including implementing courses for medical intermediate students and remedial and foundation programs for nursing students. Since joining BIOZONE Tracey has been a team leader in the design, development and production of targeted curricula for students and teachers in New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America.
 

Lissa Bainbridge-Smith (M.Sc.)

Lissa graduated with a Masters in Science (hons) from the University of Waikato. After graduation she worked in industry in a research and development capacity for eight years. Lissa joined BIOZONE in 2006 and is hands-on developing new curricula. Lissa also teaches science theory and practical skills to international and ESL students.

Mark Temons (M.Sc.)

Mark was a junior-senior high school biology, general science teacher from 1986 until 2018 and served as an adjunct faculty member for Penn College teaching human anatomy & physiology. He taught in private and public schools in PA, and in a prestigious prep school in Beijing, China.

As a committed educator, he received many awards and recognitions, including National Biology Teacher of the Year in 2000 for the state of PA, National Science TOY finalist and National Biotechnology TOY finalist. He has been a reader on the AP Biology exams for over 20 years and has served in leadership positions several times.

He also guided scores of his students through independent research projects that were then presented at the PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (PJSHS) at Penn State each year. He has a BSc in Biology and General Science, and an M.Sc. in research biology.

 

Pamela Temons (M.Sc.)

Pamela was a junior - senior high school biology and general science teacher for 32 years. She taught in both private and public schools in PA and in a prestigious prep school in Beijing, China. Throughout her career she has taught every science except physics and has spent much of her career in a low socio-economic community, working to raise the performance level of many struggling students. In this, BIOZONE's programs became an important tool for her.

She has a BSc in biology and General Science and an M.Sc. in Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
 

Christine Hirst Bernhardt (M.A., M.S.)

Christine Hirst Bernhardt has taught secondary Earth Science, astronomy, honors astronomy, chemistry and life science since 2007, and college astronomy since 2015. Christine has nearly a decade of curriculum development and professional leadership experience at the local and State level. She is a member of the National Aerospace Advisory board through the National Science Teachers Association, and regularly leads professional development for science teachers in California at symposiums and workshops through Cal State Northridge, the California Science Project and various conferences. Christine is the sole author of two innovative, experiment-based astronomy courses published for the California Department of Education. Christine is an astronomy evangelist; she flew on NASA’s SOFIA mission in 2017, traveled to Chile as an education ambassador in 2019 and founded a space camp in Hong Kong, and regularly leads outreach events as a NASA Solar System Ambassador and Space Foundation Liaison. Christine believes that students should experience science through authentic experimentation, which provides students agency and voice. Her students have launched over 65 experiments to near space on high altitude balloons, and have been featured in numerous media outlets including a documentary. Christine holds dual master’s degrees in Space Studies with an emphasis in Planetary Science and Science Education. She is currently a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara in STEM Education and Global Studies.

Rachel M. Aguilar (M.A., B.S.)

Rachel Aguilar is a 6th year biology instructor at Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology high school and an online content creator and streamer for Advanced Placement Biology. Rachel is a dedicated teacher with the motivation to engage students and advance their opportunities in S.T.E.M. fields. She has been awarded back to back Teacher of the Year awards at Burton.
She also serves as department chair for science, 9th grade level lead and enjoys taking part in her school wide professional learning committee.

Dr. Jill Netz-Fulkerson (Ph.D)

Jill has been an education consultant since 2000 and enjoys consulting and training with schools and districts matching student-focused curriculum and instruction materials. Jill’s Ph.D. is in Curriculum and Instruction (Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences) and she also has a Masters in Technology Management. Jill’s Ph.D. dissertation research focuses on “Investigating the Residual Impact of Teacher’s With Cancer” and includes 14 findings that are currently being researched both in the United States of America and internationally. Prior to education consulting, Jill was a teacher and also held positions with Fortune 500 companies in technical writing, marketing, public relations, and sales. Jill grew up in a home with medical and education professionals, so she understands the importance of blending education and the sciences. Jill also recently earned a Functional Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) Certification, a Registered Yoga Teacher Therapist Certification (RYT-500), and is a health science triathlete enthusiast. Currently Jill serves on many education boards and is the Colorado National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) representative and the new BIOZONE consultant in the heart of the United States of America--Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming.
 

Ann Fiedler Maclean (M.Sc.)

Ann has been a mathematics and science teacher for 22 years in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. She has experience teaching biology (A.P., Honors, & C.P.), anatomy & physiology, physical science, algebra, geometry and statistics. Her focuses in the classroom are literacy, critical thinking, investigation, mathematics, and art. As the result, she has developed her own curriculum, lessons, and activities throughout her career. While getting her master’s degree in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design at the University of California Irvine, she was the lead T.A. for the Biology 93 program (freshman biology majors’ class) in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Working alongside the professors, she consulted on developing Rocketmix online modules to release in coordination with each week’s lecture. She worked with 16 Ph.D. students to help them develop into more confident instructors. She also has experience teaching Biology 94 online. Ann is a member of N.A.B.T., N.C.S.E., and N.A.M.T.

 


 

 

HOW TO BOOK:

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