MrT's Classes

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MrT's Classes

  1. 1. staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />MrT’s Classes<br />Expectations, outlines, resources<br />Stephen Taylor<br />G11 IB Biology SL - G9 Intro Chemistry<br />G10 Intro Physics and Environmental Science<br />
  2. 2. About Me<br />staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Marine Biology BSc<br />Queen’s University of Belfast, UK<br />PGCE in Secondary Science<br />University of Exeter, UK<br />Working on MA in International Education <br />(with IB Teacher Award) University of Bath, UK<br />Currently:<br />IB Biology SL, G10 Intro Physics & Environment,, G9 Intro Chemistry, G9 Homeroom, HOD Science<br />Formerly:<br />IB Biology, MS-HS Science, Health & Personal Development, IBDP Coordinator. <br />Bandung International School, Indonesia. <br />Experience in Diploma and MYP Programmes. <br />With Hesty, Anya and Samudra<br />
  3. 3. staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Grade 11 IB Biology SL<br />The IB Biology Course<br />Syllabus and external assessment from the IB. <br />Ongoing assessment used to prepare students for the high-stakes IB exams and also to provide for an internal GPA score to be calculated. <br />Assessment<br />Two main criteria:<br /><ul><li>Knowledge and Understanding</li></ul> (75% - based on content)<br /><ul><li>Investigative Skills</li></ul> (25% - based on lab work)<br />“Sufficient Work” to qualify for semester credit in the Sciences is 80% of each type of task completed. Late work must be accompanied by a late work form. <br />Key resources:<br />Student text, in-class text, my website, GoogleSite project, Quia, Turnitin<br />http://i-biology.net/<br />http://goo.gl/xFy5z<br />
  4. 4. staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Grade 10 Intro Physics & Environment<br />Physics Units<br />Kinematics: Describing Motion<br />Forces and Change in Motion<br />Energy, Work and Power<br />Electricity<br />Atomic Science<br />Environmental Science Units<br />Ecosystems & Biomes - Populations & Diversity<br />Atmospheric Science – Water & Air Pollution<br />Stream Study<br />HS Science classes aim to give students some experience of the subject in order to facilitate IB Diploma subject choices in Grade 10 and 11. <br />Assessment<br />MYP Science Criteria:<br />- A: One World<br />- B: Communication in Science<br />- C: Knowledge & Understanding<br />- D: Scientific Inquiry<br />- E: Processing Data<br />- F: Attitudes in Science<br />“Sufficient Work” to qualify for semester credit in the Sciences is 80% of each type of task completed. Late work must be accompanied by a late work form. <br />Each criteron is worth 6 points. Semester grades are given on a ‘best fit’ basis, in relation to student achievement. <br />
  5. 5. Grade 10 Intro Physics & Environment<br />staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Key resources: <br />- In-class textbooks<br />- Websites<br /> - Moodle<br />- Turnitin.com<br />Feedback and reporting: <br /> - Powerschool<br /> - Email if necessary<br />- Turnitin comments<br />My personal site: http://i-biology.net<br />Moodle<br />
  6. 6. Grade 9 Intro Chemistry<br />staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Units<br />Matter and Measurement<br />Atoms and Bonding<br />Names, Formulae and Reactions<br />Basic Stoichiometry<br />Semester 1 Course<br />Swap into Dave Ferguson’s Biology class in Semester 2<br />HS Science classes aim to give students some experience of the subject in order to facilitate IB Diploma subject choices in Grade 10 and 11. <br />Assessment<br />MYP Science Criteria:<br />- A: One World<br />- B: Communication in Science<br />- C: Knowledge & Understanding<br />- D: Scientific Inquiry<br />- E: Processing Data<br />- F: Attitudes in Science<br />“Sufficient Work” to qualify for semester credit in the Sciences is 80% of each type of task completed. Late work must be accompanied by a late work form. <br />Each criteron is worth 6 points. Semester grades are given on a ‘best fit’ basis, in relation to student achievement. <br />
  7. 7. Grade 9 Intro Chemistry<br />staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />Key resources: <br />- In-class textbooks<br />- Websites<br /> - Moodle<br />- Turnitin.com<br />Feedback and reporting: <br /> - Powerschool<br /> - Email if necessary<br />- Turnitin comments<br />My personal site: http://i-biology.net<br />Moodle<br />
  8. 8. Keep in touch!<br />staylor@canacad.ac.jp<br />

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