BISD 2017-18 Rivera Early College High School
Anatomy & Physiology
Instructor: Daniel Espinosa M.Ed. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference: 3rd period (10:25-11:00am) Website rechsanatomy.weebly.com
Appointments can be made by calling the office at 831-8700 or teacher’s room 698-1068
General Course Description: Students will learn the subject of human anatomy and physiology and will cover the topics of body orientation, basic chemistry, cells and tissues, skin and body membranes, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system with special senses, endocrine system, circulatory system with blood, body defenses, respiratory system, digestive system including body metabolism, urinary system and a unit on human body reproduction. Students should expect a demanding daily homework load as well as projects, quizzes, tests, and laboratory write-ups. A high level of understanding in problem solving and in scientific methods is necessary for success in this course. This course is horizontally align with all BISD High School Anatomy and Physiology.
Textbook: Anthony’s Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology. Thibodeau & Patton 17th Ed.
-Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Elaine N. Marieb 9th Ed. Pearson . --- --.-.www.Mrfordsclass.net
-Videos related to science topics.
-Anatomy Topic Books (Teacher copy) -..www.Khanacademy.org
-Guest speakers may be invited (Subject to approval).
-Lessons utilized will ensure that TEKS objectives are taught
-The course outline is subject to change throughout the marking periods.
- To develop biological literacy by providing comprehensible activities pertaining to biological concepts and their relationship to certain medical aspects.
- To provide scientific investigations that will give students meaningful opportunities to study and research biological concepts.
- To provide a pathway for the use of technology.
- To explore the important rules of living things and how they impact the human species.
- To provide scientific process skills which are essential to upper level science courses.
Group work: PEG Writing Assignments, Analyzing, Comparing, Collaborating, sharing and reflecting, gathering data, preparing arguments with evidence from multiple sources
Reading: Textbook chapters, Lab Instructions, Read articles and answer questions in Essay format, Speeches.
Writing: Multiple page papers, Science fair project, reflective papers, informational papers, research papers, informational booklets.
Questioning and researching: extending topics in class by creating questions, answering questions, researching applications and additional related topics so they can be shared with others, Science Fair research
PEG Writing Assignments
Six week exams constructed from information and skills you have used in class
Multiple page writing tasks derived from incremental assignments
Reports from reading assignments
Problem-based learning assignments
Projects showing your ability to extend or apply what you have learned
Six weeks report: Daily grades …………....…33.3%
Major assessment …….66.7%
Semester Grade: Average of three report grades …………75%
Semester Exam (No exemptions)……..25%
It is the student responsibility to make up assignments as soon as they return from an absence. Students need to check the assignment board and the absent box before/after class, or after school to make up assignments. If a student is absent only one day, s/he has only one day to make up the assignment.
All work is due on the designated date. Students are responsible for their own assignments. Late work won’t be accepted, if accepted which seldom happens, it will be penalize. A penalty of eleven points per day will be assessed for late work.
Re-testing will take place upon student failure and student request. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher of her/his option to retest (except for six weeks and semester exams). The Teacher determines the time and test for all re-tests. At Rivera H.S., re-testing must occur within 5 school days after the student has received the failing test (except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal).
Re-Teaching is defined as another presentation of content, usually to provide additional opportunity to the student to learn. Re-teaching will be an integral part of the lesson cycle and may occur in different situations. Some examples include: direct teaching, guided practice, independent practice, cooperative learning activities before class, during class, lunch and/or after school. The teacher will determine the appropriate time for re-teaching based on student performance.
Students are expected to be on time and attend class every day. If arrival to classroom is after the bell student will be marked tardy. Rivera tardy policy will be enforced. Refer to student handbook.
One 3 ring 1 1/2” binder, and loose ruled paper or note book.
*1 Black ink pen *1 Red ink pen *2 pencils *1 box of color pencils Page 3 of 6
*1 *1 large glue stick *1 Large bottle of gel sanitizer^ *1 bottle of liquid soap^ *1 Roll of paper towels^
1 If unable to acquire materials, please contact Instructor for additional grace period or arrangements.
2 for additional material, at least 2 weeks notification in advance will be given.
^extra credit will be issued per marking period
A notebook is required for this class. The First page of the notebook will be the COVER page which will include the following centered information:
Second page: Course syllabus
Third Page: Laboratory Safety Rules
- Daily assignments
- Vocabulary assignments
- Tests and quizzes
- Be on time at your assigned seat.
- Bring required materials and assignments to class daily.
- Follow directions precisely the first time given and comply with deadlines.
- Display physical, emotional, and social safety at all times.
- Place your backpack/purse/personal belongings on the cabinet located at the entrance of the classroom. You may leave your cellular phone and E-devices inside your backpack or in the cell phones holder. Take to your laboratory table/desk only your supplies for this class (pen, pencil, journal/binder, pencil colors, textbook)
- If late, (but within the first 10 minutes) sign in the Tardy Sign in form. Raise your hand when you need my help, or for permission to speak
- Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
- Mutual RESPECT, Mutual COURTESY.
No swearing, cussing, teasing, yelling, bullying will be allowed. ZERO TOLERANCE
- No E-devices: phone, radio, camera, iPod, MP3, MP4, MP5, PDA, iPad, walkman, earphones, Bluetooth, electronic games, laptops, netbook or any other communication/electronic/entertainment devices.
- No personal grooming during class time. No sunglasses allowed in class.
- TEACHER DISMISSES THE CLASS. Students need to be seated when the bell rings to be dismissed.
- NO FOOD, NO DRINKS, NO SNACKS IN THE CLASSROOM
- Keep your Student Information Form updated. Notify me if new phone number.
- Do not ask for permission to go to: your locker, another classroom, library, counselor, attendance office, etc. You may go during your time (before or after class, or during your lunch).
* If a counselor, teacher, assistant principal, nurse or any other member of the faculty staff requires your presence during my class period, they will give you an official pass or will send a person with an official pass or they will call to inform me. No official pass, no permission.
Consequences (not necessarily in order)
- Verbal/Written warning
- Student-Teacher Conference
- Detention during lunch, before or after school (Parent/Guardian Notification)
- Student-Parent-Teacher Conference
- Administration Referral for further discipline.3
- In some cases, Security will be called.
3 If a serious offense, behavior/ discipline problem may incur, Consequence Number 5 or 6 will be implemented immediately.
**In addition to these rules/expectations, all the rules in the BISD Student Handbook and Rivera HS Handbook will be followed in this class. It is the Student’s Responsibility to know them and follow them.
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My son/daughter received a copy of the 2015-16 course syllabus for the Anatomy and Physiology class.
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