Santaluces HS - Ms. Case Sweeney POS Fall 2021

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Teacher Name

Carla Case-Sweeney

School Name

Santaluces High School

Public Description

Santaluces HS is a Title I school with a diverse population.  My goal is to bring real science into the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant.  I'm excited! as the Planting Science program fits perfectly within the scope of this cours. Students will actively learn the processes of science and develop a mindset of inquiry. Ultimately the goals is to develop our STEM capacity at Santaluces and imbue confidence to participate in Science Fairs and choose AP and AICE coursework in the STEM fields. 

Start Date

9/13/2021

End Date

11/19/2021

Investigation Theme

POS

Session

Fall 2021

Student Level(s)

High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)

Outcomes

The Planting Science program fits perfectly within the scope and sequence of our Biology course. In addition to developing a thorough understand of photosynthesis my students will actively learn the processes of science and develop a mindset of inquiry. Ultimately my goal is to encourage students to design their own experimental hypotheses and enter science fairs, and take on advanced coursework. 

Time Away

9/16/21, 10/15/21, 11/11/21

Course Name and Description

Biology  Honors

Science background and language skills

all are 10th grade English speakers, they will have taken Earth & Space Science in grade 9

Additional Information

Over half of my students were at one time ESL students.  Their families are first and second generation immigrants.  Most are bilingual.  Given that the past year and a half they have been in a virtual environment due to Covid, there is a lot of coaching to be done.  We are back full time in school.  Students are required to wear masks on campus.  My classes are big this year -- 36 in each.  

Florida mandates that students take an End of Course assessment.  It is a graduation requirement.  I would like to see the benefit of the POS project reflected in their achievement levels. 


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