Curriculum & Assessment
Mr. Hainey Science
Problem: AP Biology & Forensic Science students need to receive and review instruction outside of the classroom.
Solution: Create instructional video series on Youtube using Camtasia
Summary video for every topic in each course
Chromakey recording of instructor
Visuals and animations created in powerpoint
Software Training Assessment Plan
Problem: Training for teachers to use a new digital assessment platform needs to be monitored, reinforced, and evaluated
Solution: Develop & implement assessment plan
Plan spans Kirkpatrick's four levels of assessment
Evaluation of ROE & ROI
Feedback obtained and used at each level for refinement
Proposal for future actions
Google Applications for Education
Problem: Digital instructional materials need to be as engaging, collaborative, and interactive as physical materials
Solution: Create hyper-document instructional materials that facilitate collaboration and engagement.
Example 1: Plate Tectonics - Google Slides & Google Maps
Example 2: Meiosis Lab - Google Forms & Google Sheets
Assessment Action Research
Problem: Homework has caused negative social and emotional outcomes to students. An alternative to homework that maintains academic performance and alleviates negative outcomes is needed.
Solution: Conduct action research project on frequent formative assessment as an alternative.
3 periods of AP biology students studies over 1 semester
Results demonstrated frequent formative assessment produced the same academic outcomes as homework with lower reported negative social and emotional outcomes
Studies results used to inform and change school policy