Biodiversity Professional Development Materials


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Teacher Professional Development at Kellogg Biological Station

Scientist Steve Hamilton talks with K-12 teachers during a professional development activity at Kellogg Biological Station.

Professional development materials were developed and used with K-12 teachers in California, Colorado, Maryland, and Michigan from 2008-2013. These materials are directed at both content knowledge and pedagogy, with materials focusing on how to use learning progressions while teaching about biodiversity in the classroom.

Training Materials related to Learning Progressions and implementing the Biodiversity Teaching Experiment

Main Leaf Pack
Analyzing Student Answers Teacher Activity

Lesson Plans on Biodiversity
Human Microbiome Powerpoint (download)
Python Scenario Materials
Unifying Life
New Island Formed by Red Sea Volcano Erruption

Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation: Targeted Partnership: Culturally relevant ecology, learning progressions and environmental literacy (NSF-0832173). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.