This is a flexible instructor-led credit recovery Biology course. Instructors regularly interact with students and provide assistance and feedback on work. This course covers a full year of Biology concepts for credit recovery. Students may work at their own pace to complete the course, and may take up to 15 weeks to complete the course.
This course is written for students in grades 9-12. The course begins with Cell Biology and then covers Molecular Biology and Genetics, Evolution and Diversity of Life and Ecology. Students are asked to view videos, tutorials and animations, play biology games and complete simulations. Most assignments have follow-up activities that include 3-2-1 key fact assignments, automated quizzes, vocabulary word walls, and concept maps. At the end of each week, students complete a weekly quiz to test their knowledge of the content and are asked to reflect on their performance.
All instruction materials are either provided in the course or located on content related websites.
Students are expected to work approximately ten hours per week. The course will therefore not cover a full year's curriculum with the same depth that is covered in a year-long course.
If the student is taking this course for credit recovery, it is advised that you check with the student's school to confirm that the topics covered (see course syllabus) match those required by the school. You may also want to confirm with the school the process for receiving credits, which may involve an assessment administered separately by the school.
To demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of biology associated with Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Evolution and Diversity of Life and Ecology.
To use twenty first century learning tools to communicate, obtain and present information each week in a virtual biology classroom
Science - Life Science
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Credit Recovery,High School
Ongoing, , Ongoing 17-18,
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AdvancED, Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools