Biology 30 Calgary North Diploma Prep

Biology 30 North Calgary


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SEATS AVALABLE

Instructor: Kris Biegler and Rebecca McEvoy-Halston

Regular Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
Register for two or more courses (PREPAID ONLY) first course is at regular price, each additional course $20 off!

Location: SAIT Polytechnic - Stan Grad Centre

FLEX – Each class runs twice. They are identical. Choose the A or B option for any flex class to make your own schedule.

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 A - Thursday June 13 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Rebecca McEvoy-Halston
B - Friday June 14 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre NN 105 Kris Biegler
Class 2 A - Saturday June 15 9:00 am - 1:00 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Rebecca McEvoy-Halston
B - Monday June 17 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 223 Rebecca McEvoy-Halston
Class 3 A - Sunday June 16 9:00 am - 1:00 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Kris Biegler
B - Tuesday June 18 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Kris Biegler
Class 4 A - Thursday June 20 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT -Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Rebecca McEvoy-Halston
B - Sunday June 23 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 223 Kris Biegler

Topic Timeline

Class Topic Covered
Class 1 Homeostasis - Endocrine System
Homeostasis - Nervous System
Reproduction - Male Reproductive System
Class 2 Reproduction - Female Reproductive System
Hormones of pregnancy and parturition, reproductive technologies
Mitosis / Meiosis
DNA replication, Transcription, Translation, Mutations
Class 3 Finish DNA unit
Mendellian Inheritance and Pedigrees
Begin Populations with a focus on Hardy Weinberg
Class 4 Populations
Questions from the class to review certain units of their choice
Course review questions from all units

SEATS AVALABLE

Instructor: Ioan Matthews

Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
Register for two or more courses (PREPAID ONLY) first course is at regular price, each additional course $20 off!

Location: SAIT Polytechnic - Stan Grad Centre

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Friday June 21 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MC 317 Ioan Matthews
Class 2 Saturday June 22 9:45 am - 3:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Ioan Matthews
Class 3 Sunday June 23 9:45 am - 3:30 pm SAIT - Stan Grad Centre MB 202 Ioan Matthews

Topic Timeline

Class Topic Covered
Class 1 Homeostasis - Endocrine System
Homeostasis - Nervous System
Reproduction - Male Reproductive System
Class 2 Reproduction - Female Reproductive System
Hormones of pregnancy and partuition, reproductive technologies
Mitosis / Meiosis
DNA replication, Transcription, Translation
Class 3 Continue Transcription, Translation and Mutations
Mendellian Inheritance and Pedigrees
Populations with a focus on Hardy Weinberg
Continue Populations
Questions from the class to review certain units of their choice
Course review questions from all units

Kris Biegler
B.Sc (Zoology), B.Ed (University of Calgary)
CBE (National Sport School – 19 yrs)

Been involved in Alberta Ed (17 yrs) as head Marker, Field Test Writer, Diploma Review Committees

Beloved by her students, Kris brings a tremendous amount of expertise to her Biology review. An instructor at National Sport school working with students committed to training in Olympic sports, she knows how motivate and inspire students within restricted time frames. Her reviews from her students always speak of her extensive knowledge of biology and of the diploma exam and her high energy.

When not in the classroom she can be found with her 3 young sons in xc skiing, gymnastics and outdoor pursuits. Kris is an avid runner herself and participates in soldiers of fitness program, challenge courses and her newest pursuit body sculpting.

Rebecca McEvoy-Halston
B.Sc B.Ed, University of Calgary
Calgary Board of Education (20 years)
NABT Outstanding Biology teacher for Canada. 2012

Rebecca, Ms. Mac to her students, is loved by her students from Bowness and William Aberhart . She consistently receives rave reviews from the RTD participants! She is an award winning teacher with a concise, fun, personable classroom style. Rebecca brings over 20 years of experience to RTD – including teaching gifted students in the GATE program and developing the Biology 30 Diploma exam for the Alberta Government. Outside of the classroom Rebecca loves hiking and biking in the mountains, travelling around the world, and watching Big Bang Theory. She describes herself in her own words below:

I received the Alberta Innovative Teaching Award from the ASCD (Alberta Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) in 1999.

My teaching philosophy in a nutshell - I am an adaptive and dynamic educator with a proven ability to motivate and empower students to achieve their potential. I strive to create a fun, rigorous, student centered learning environment where students are active (not passive) learners who feel safe to make mistakes. Students remember how they FEEL in a classroom more so than what they learned. I differentiate my teaching methods for individual learning styles, accommodating exceptionalities, and routinely incorporate technology in the classroom. I am a life longer learner and actively seek out professional development opportunities to evolve my teaching practice.

In conclusion, teaching is not my job - it is my life. I am thankful for the “ah ha” moments when a student finally understands a difficult concept or “I never liked/understood science until now.” This is what keeps me coming to work every day.

Ioan Matthews

Ioan Matthews has over 16 years teaching experience in the sciences and has a real passion for teaching biology. He received his B. ED and B. SC at the University of Calgary. Currently Ioan teaches biology at Springbank Community High School in Calgary. In recent years he has been involved in item writing and review sessions for the Biology Diploma exams and thoroughly enjoys doing the diploma prep course for RTD. In the summer months Ioan looks forward to golfing and fishing with his two boys.

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