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Science   ( Week 1 )
Pre-AP Science MS (New teachers)
Shawn O'Hara
Course Description

This course is designed for new and experienced middle school Pre-AP science teachers. The class will focus on inquiry-based science, using technology in the classroom and will introduce a variety of low cost labs and activities to support the curriculum.

Items to Bring

  • a favorite lab or activity to share with the group
  • best interactive notebook samples to share (if you are using this)
  • technology: laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.
  • Lab coat
  • Safety glasses

Biographical Sketch for Shawn O'Hara

Shawn O'Hara teaches eighth grade Pre-AP Science at Creek Valley Middle School in Carrollton, Texas, and has been consulting for the College Board for the past 5 years. She has 11 years of experience as a geologist and risk manager in the environmental industry. In 2007, Ms. O'Hara was elected Teacher of the Year at her campus, and named the Lewisville ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. She has also received the Texas Congress of Parents and Teacher's Honorary Life Membership, the highest honor bestowed by the PTA. Ms. O'Hara has a BS in geology from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed graduate coursework in education at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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