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Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities has 50 remote-ready activities, which work for either your classroom or remote teaching.

K-16 Collaborations in the Philadelphia Area Forum

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A new K-16 collaboration initiative
Name: Paul Grobstein
Date: 2003-08-02 16:15:37
Link to this Comment: 6270

Welcome. This forum is intended as a contribution to encouraging and coordinating collaborations between college/university and K-12 educators and, in so doing, to improve science and math education for all students. It emerged from two minisymposia on K-16 collaborations held as part of the summer institute program at Bryn Mawr College, and is open to all interested.

Please feel free to leave general comments/thoughts/suggestions about K-16 collaborations, more specific notices and thoughts about particular existing programs, as well as announcements of and suggestions for future programs.

The forum has a "keep me posted" feature on the main page. If you click on it and respond to the request for your email address, you will get an email notification whenever new postings have been made here. That way you'll get reminders to stop by and don't need to remember the URL or to check back. The more people who register for and use the forum the more useful it will be for everyone.

workshop for high school biology teachers
Name: Ingrid Wal
Date: 2003-08-14 16:37:20
Link to this Comment: 6277

Dear High School Science Teacher,

You are invited to attend an after-school Biology Teachers' Workshop which will be held on Tuesday, October 14. This workshop is free and is open to all interested science teachers. It will provide three hours of Act 48 credit. The program will be as follows.

3:30 - Refreshments

3:45 - "Drosophila Brain and Eye As a Model for Human Neurodegeneration" by Dr. Nancy Bonini, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania will introduce contemporary research that provides important insights into the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

5:00 - Dinner - Pizza, salad and conversation

5:20 - "How the Brain Recognizes Faces and Objects" by Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, will present current research findings on how the brain processes visual input.

6:20 - "Hands-on Activity -- Visual Perception" by Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, who will also briefly introduce other hands-on activities posted at and

6:45 - Donations for use in teaching available for teachers from the Philadelphia City Schools;

The workshop will meet in Room 109, Leidy Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, on Hamilton Walk near 38th Street. Parking on the street may be difficult, but you should be able to park in the parking garage on 38th Street just north of Walnut Street. You can also reach Leidy Lab by public transportation; most SEPTA subway-surface lines stop at 37th and Spruce Streets.

This workshop is sponsored jointly by the Philadelphia Secondary Science Teachers and the University of Pennsylvania Biology Department. Participating Philadelphia high school teachers will be able to obtain materials for use in teaching from the books, supplies, and used equipment which have been donated by University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff.

If you plan to come to this workshop, please send me the form at the bottom of the page by October 9. The workshop can accommodate all teachers who apply, so you can assume that you have been accepted into the workshop if your form is sent in time to reach me by October 9. If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please call me during the day at 215-898-8396 or 610-664-4569. (However, all registration is by mail or email to, not by phone.)

Sincerely yours,
Ingrid Waldron, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Biology Department
If you plan to come to the Workshop on October 14, please return this form to Ingrid Waldron, 320 Woodley Road, Merion Station, PA 19066 or by October 9. Thank you.

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language & children
Name: Idrenne Li
Date: 2003-09-11 10:10:09
Link to this Comment: 6434

I am currently working on a research project on how children come to know. The intent of the investigation is to explore through the young child's languaging their lived experience of coming to know.

How does a young 2 year old know what ir is to know or rather how does s/he "know". Gabriela a 2 year old is playing and asked by her Nana what she's doing . She replies promptly " Nothing" Does Gabriela really know what "nothing " means?

Mehkia, 4 , announces to everyone that she's going to her room so she can concentrate on reading her book. Concentrate ! what a huge word for a tiny girl.

On and on the amazing acquisition of vocabulary and language concepts increases at a phenomenal speed with the growing child.

This process is fascinating and specifically poke into the vibrant energy that fueks thiscogitative process for the child. Perhaps we could learn and inquire further into its connections with the workings of the brain. Why does this energy quickly dissipate in many of our learners.

Just some beginning thoughts.

Canadian wolf

Re: language & children
Name: Idrenne Li
Date: 2003-09-11 10:15:02
Link to this Comment: 6435

Email address correction:

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