It has been a while since my last post to eCampusLive. After a wonderful summer in 2014, the fall was a turbulent one. There was a BC teacher strike followed by a late start. eCampusLive Biology12 was offered alongside three other courses, providing a great challenge in posting updates... until now. Yes, I now have a preparatory period ;)
eCL Biology 12 was the first time College Heights Secondary School and SD57 offered a blended and project-based learning course for Biology 12. It felt a lot like laying down the "yellow-brick road" on the way to the Emerald City of Oz. A course that provides a tour or biochemistry, enzymatics, homeostasis, and human body systems hadn't been offered in this fashion before. It was an awesome challenge and very rewarding to create this new course. Screencasting lessons presented a perennial challenge, but I'd like to thank the fine folks at Camtasia for making it a lot easier to create YouTube content.
After eCampusLive's Biology 11 course, we were quite excited to offer eCL Biology 12. And, students from Biology 11 were excited as well. The class roster had expanded. Many students from eCL Biology 11 enrolled in eCL Biology 12.
Over the course of my next posts, it's my goal to tell the tale of eCL Biology 12 at College Heights Secondary. And, it's quite a tale to tell.
Cheers, and thank you for following our blog.
Welcome to the eCampusLive blog. I'm Jerry Bleecker. I teach Biology, Science, Information Technology, Computer Arts, and more. It's an exciting year to share our experiences with our flipped classroom endeavour.