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Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities

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

Making Sense of Change:
Summer Institute on Hands-On Science
Throughout the Curriculum

(July 25-August 5, 2005)

Session One: Welcome!

I. Wil:

II. Anne:
introduction to the rock--and to ourselves

What do you see, when you look @ this rock?

What do our stories say about our attitudes toward change?

Introduce yourself, with a short story about some change you made--
or chose not to make--in your teaching or learning or life . . . .

III. Some other perspectives:

The story of the making/selecting/use of
the photo of the faulted-shale limstone
commemorative block....

Two Poems by Andrea Friedman

One by Ovid (Metamorphosis, 1-8 A.C.E.):

...the earth and all therein, the sky
And all thereunder change and change again,
We too ourselves, who of this world are part,
Not only flesh and blood but pilgrim souls....

And one by Octavia Butler
(Earthseed: The Books of the Living, Parable of the Sower, 1993):

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change

Is Change.

IV. Anne's story

Frenches of Woodstock, Virginia:
solid ground

Belated attraction to science:
shaking ground

V. Will's (counter?) story

VI. Liz's story...
...of the beginnings of the universe?

VII. The Little Monk's story...

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