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Science   ( Week 1 )
 
#108
Pre-AP Science MS (Experienced teachers)
Nita Ganguly
Target grade(s): 5th - 9th grade
 
 
Course Description
 
 

This interactive in-depth workshop will give you the tools to build or strenghthen a Pre-AP Program.
The goal is for you to emerge from this workshop with inquiry-based model labs and lessons and an aligned set of learning progressions which will lead to increasing student access and success in AP science courses offered by the College Board.
Workshop topics will include : Importance of Vertical Teaming, Learner Centered classrooms, Habits of mind, 5E model - Inquiry based laboratories

 
Items to Bring
 
 

  • Please bring copies of your curricullum, your textbook, calculator, copy of an exam, a copy of a lab that you use.
  • Lab coat
  • Safety glasses

 
Biographical Sketch for Nita Ganguly
 
 

Dr. Nivedita (Nita) Ganguly is the Master Teacher for Science for the VolsTeach Program in the Center for Enhancing Education in Math and Science. Nita was the Department Chairperson for the Science Department (1995-2010) at Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN, where she taught AP Environmental Science, Genetics and Honors Biology. She has worked previously as a Research Scientist at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; University of California-Irvine; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
During her tenure at ORHS she served as a Reader and a Table Leader for AP Environmental Science and was also a Member of the Test Development Committee. She is presently Member of the College Board Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee for Environmental Science as well as the Lab Vision Committee that are presently working on the Redesign of all AP science courses.
Nita is an endorsed College Board Consultant and conducts workshops and Summer Institutes at the National and International levels in APES, AP Vertical Teams and the Learner centered Classroom. She is also a College Board National Leader. She was a co-author for both editions of the College Board Vertical Teams Guide in Science.
Nita has been recognized for her contribution to science education by being awarded the Presidential Medal for teaching Environmental Science and the Siemens Recognition Award for teaching AP Science.
Nita is originally from Calcutta, India and in the little spare time that she has enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling. She is married to Dr. Ranjan Ganguly, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Tennessee. Their son, Tuhin is an Intellectual Property Lawyer. He and daughter-in-law Kara who works in Public Policy live in Washington DC.
Education: BS in Zoology, Masters in Cytogenetics, PhD in Genetics, MS in Curriculum and Education.

 
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