BIOL 2302 GUIDELINES FOR CURRENT EVENT PRESENTATIONS What is the purpose of this assignment? To increase scientific literacy; to better understand how anatomy & physiology is important/applicable to real life. To stay current with new breakthroughs and the latest technology. The Project Requirements 1. Co-research a appropriate current event (defined as 5 years old or less) related to a topic in Anatomy & Physiology level 2. 2. 2. Co-develop and co-deliver a PowerPoint presentation to the class with your group. The presentation is 8-10 minutes in length. 3. 3. Meet with your group no less than 3 times (required) to develop, plan and rehearse BEFORE your present. A meeting is defined as “with the group; all together”. You must complete and each member sign and date the meeting log at each meeting. This will be turned in with your project. Grading This research/presentation project is worth 200 points (20%) of your semester grade (the equivalent of 1 major test grade). There is a grading rubric that you need to review carefully. You need to complete the middle column as a self- evaluation during your last meeting or rehearsal. You will turn in the completed grade rubric on the day of your project. I will be using it to mark my grades in the last column as well as comments. Failure to have this ready will result in a deduction of 10 points from your project grade. Every member of the group will receive the same grade (unless you do not participate, miss meetings, do not do your share of the work – then you receive a zero). NOTE: If your group comes to me and lets me know that you are not helping or staying active in meetings, you will receive a verbal warning from your instructor letting you know of your group’s concern. If you participation still does not improve, you absolutely risk receiving a zero. You will be graded on the following: __ your presentation including skit, and model/demo to support the science behind the research _ a completed meeting log with all group members first and last names printed at the top (1 copy) __a print out of your group’s PowerPoint (1 copy) __ a completed grading rubric with middle column completed (1 copy) Dates For Your Calendar 1st Meeting by Oct 15 2nd Meeting by Oct 31 3rd Meeting by Nov 22 Group Presentations begin the week after Thanksgiving starting Nov 28, 2011 Group Assignments 2-4 folks per group Select your own members responsibly Mrs. Lanoue will help you with selection of chapters (then you will begin looking for a topic that fits the chapter content) *ideas follow Suggested Roles of the News Team 1. Anchor – team lead; coordinates team’s efforts & communication during preparation of the project __Ensures group has all paperwork and everything ready for presentation day __Completes the group’s self-evaluation sheet at the last meeting/rehearsal __fosters a positive team spirit; resolves disputes; leads, encourages __includes everyone in communications __ makes things fun __ leads the group 2. Scheduling Coordinator –team coordinator __ contacts members __schedules meetings __reminds members to sign the meeting log at each meeting 3. Computer Expert – the person best with computers __programming the PowerPoint __placing graphics & videos into slides __running it during the presentation 4. Creative Director – directing all creative aspects of the presentation __ costumes __ model or demo __ set __handouts or props __ scripting __ coaching team member’s presentations (voice volume, eye contact, etc.) __ choreography 5. Lead Researcher – while all the group is responsible for contributing to research ideas and content, this is the person best at research you know how to find information __ “push the envelope”, dig, find something that makes us all say “no way!” __ bring multiple ideas forward to first meeting; bring forth as much raw research as possible __ help group members decide on which topic __ ensure topic is current and dovetails into chapter __ once topic is chosen; push the research and dig deep for as much content, photos and video as possible __ where possible, reach out to the people doing the research (contact them) and let them know that you are interested in their work and doing a class presentation What kind of current event/ news release should we look for? We will draw for chapters to be fair. Then, you are free to select your own topics (related to that chapter). These are just ideas… Ch 15 –Endocrine (breakthroughs in modern diseases of the endocrine system, new treatments, new research, the latest on the new artificial pancreas, etc.) Ch 16 – Blood (new treatments, research, blood typing systems other than the standard ABO system, artificial blood, etc.) Ch 17 – Heart (latest in surgical techniques, preventative treatments, heart nutrition, latest on artificial heart breakthroughs(the size of 2 AA batteries), etc.) Ch 18 – Vessels (developments in imaging to better diagnose strokes, heart attacks, research related to, micro-robot that can travel through vessels to clots, ways to repair/re-grow veins, etc.) Ch 19 and 20 (combined) – Lymph (latest on MRSA strains and how to compact (are there any new antibiotics yet being worked on?), breakthroughs on diseases related to, new benefits of exercise to, cutting-edge stem cell work regarding lymphatic system, latest on overcoming cancer by boosting the immune system, etc.) Ch 21 – Respiratory (latest breakthroughs on diseases/disorders related to, respiratory treatment or breakthroughs in fighting disease, new deadly strains of flu like H5N1, artificial lungs, etc.) Ch 22 – Digestive (new breakthroughs regarding diseases/ disorders, new surgical techniques, lap band surgery, artificial stomach, artificial liver, etc.) Ch 23 – Nutrition (latest on nutrition to fight diseases, research promising compounds like resveratrol – the substance found in red wine, etc.) Ch 24 – Urinary (breakthroughs regarding diseases/disorders related to, new treatments for ailments of, artificial bladder, NASA filtration system,etc.) Ch 26 – Reproduction (4D ultrasound, breakthroughs regarding disease/disorders related to, latest research on __?, treating infertility, etc.) What do we say/do during the presentation? 1. Introduce your group; Start off by telling the class what the current event is about. (Summarize, paraphrase, and state it in your own words – do not read word-for-word! Keep it brief! Remember to stay calm and relaxed!) 2. Present your “hook” – brief skit, game show, contest, tv show knock-off, etc. 3. Do the presentation – present the content and go through the slides; refer to your visuals where appropriate, show model or do a quick demo during presentation to support the science behind your research 4. Wrap-up by summarizing how the current event/ news release relates to your current Anatomy & Physiology course/ studies. Show references on last slide; ask if anyone has questions References Please list 3-4 references on the last slide of your presentation in MLA format How To Better Use Google When Searching Search with a string like, ______________ + latest research or _________ + latest breakthroughs. Other helpful words include, “current event”, “new discoveries”… Any final tips or suggestions? Practice and rehearse. Time yourselves. Suggested amount of slides 8-10 slides due to time constraints. Please, please – do not go over 10 minutes. Names of Group Members ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Current Event Topic _____________________________________________________________ Related Textbook Chapter # _______ Chapter Title __________________________________ Self-Evaluation “Point” Sheet/ Instructor Grade Sheet Instructions: Complete this self-evaluation no later than your group’s third meeting. Turn in 1 sheet per group, along with your other required materials, to the instructor on presentation day. Item Being Evaluated Self-Evaluation “Points” Instructor’s Actual Evaluation Research/Content Circle either 10, 5 or 0 pts (points) in Students do not complete this column each category/row below. 1. Research (subject matter) is 10 pts = Research is 5 yrs old or less 10 pts = Research is 5 yrs old or less current. (10 points possible) 5 pts = Research is slightly older 5 pts = Research is slightly older than 5 years but not more than 6 yrs than 5 years but not more than 6 yrs 0 pts = Research is greater than 7 yrs 0 pts = Research is greater than 7 yrs old old 2. Research is supported by solid 10 pts = 3-5 references done 10 pts = 3-5 references done references (3-5) and is correctly in MLA style correctly in MLA style formatted correctly in the 5 pts = only 1-2 references or 5 pts = only 1-2 references or PowerPoint presentation print- formatting not correct (some formatting not correct (some mistakes) mistakes) out. (10 points possible) 0 pts = no references or formatting 0 pts = no references or formatting completely incorrect completely incorrect Presentation 3. PowerPoint follows the 10pts = layout is there 100% 10pts = layout is there 100% suggested layout and includes 5pts = most everything is there or 5pts = most everything is there or “Who”, “What”, “When”, one or two of the components are not one or two of the components are not “Where” and “Why?” (10 pts well-developed well-developed 0 pts = layout is poor; missing 0 pts = layout is poor; missing possible) several components several components 4. PowerPoint presentation is easy 10 pts = Technically savvy; Also 10 pts = Technically savvy; Also to see (on-screen), text is looks sharp, pleasing background looks sharp, pleasing background limited, graphics are included, colors and fonts, bulleted text, video colors and fonts, bulleted text, video video clip, and is visually clip included clip included 5 pts = You have everything but 5 pts = You have everything but pleasing. Presentation presentation is text-heavy or missing presentation is text-heavy or missing technically functions properly an appropriate amount of graphics or an appropriate amount of graphics or and works right. (10 points video or is not working right video or is not working right possible) 0 pts = not very well done 0 pts = not very well done 5. Presentation is correct length. 10 pts = 8-10 minutes in length 10 pts = 8-10 minutes in length (10 pts possible) 5 pts = 1 minute less or more than 5 pts = 1 minute less or more than the 8-10 minute time frame the 8-10 minute time frame 0 pts =6 minutes or less ; or 12 0 pts =6 minutes or less ; or 12 minutes or more minutes or more 6. Group member’s voice 10 pts = all members speak loudly 10 pts = all members speak loudly projection (volume can be and clearly, no mispronunciation of and clearly, no mispronunciation of heard), enunciation of words, words, class-wide eye contact, good words, class-wide eye contact, good eye contact and posture. posture posture 5pts = one or two people cannot be 5pts = one or two people cannot be (10 pts possible) heard or poor eye contact or heard or poor eye contact or mispronouncing words mispronouncing words 0 pts = most of group cannot be 0 pts = most of group cannot be heard, cannot pronounce words heard, cannot pronounce words correctly, does not make proper eye correctly, does not make proper eye contact contact 7. Group conveys command of 10 pts = all members speak directly 10 pts = all members speak directly subject matter. (10 points to class without notes (or minimal to class without notes (or minimal possible) use of notes) use of notes) 5 pts = some members read from 5 pts = some members read from notes notes 0 pts = all members are reading 0 pts = all members are reading heavily from notes heavily from notes Creativity 8. Presentation was creative. It 10 pts = Highly creative; hooked the 10 pts = Highly creative; hooked the was presented as suggested (a audience; we all had fun while audience; we all had fun while tv show knock-off, game show learning learning format or newscast). 5pts = Somewhat creative; solid 5pts = Somewhat creative; solid performance but not really something performance but not really something (10 pts possible) that ‘hooked’ people that ‘hooked’ people 0 pts = not creative; actually 0 pts = not creative; actually mundane meeting minimal mundane meeting minimal requirements requirements 9. Props, costumes or handouts 10 pts = props, costumes, and hand- 10 pts = props, costumes, and hand- were used in skit. Model or outs used; model or demonstration outs used; model or demonstration demonstration was included also included; expectations exceeded also included; expectations exceeded and shown during PowerPoint 5 pts = some things used but not all 5 pts = some things used but not all 0 pts = nothing 0 pts = nothing presentation. (10 pts possible) Project Paperwork & Deadlines 10. Group paperwork turned in on 10 pts = all paperwork in and 10 pts = all paperwork in and time including 1 PowerPoint complete; meeting deadlines kept complete; deadlines met print-out, 1meeting log and 1 5 pts = paperwork in but not totally 5 pts = paperwork in but not totally self-evaluation point sheet complete or meeting deadline(s) not complete or meeting deadline(s) not completely kept by all members met turned in right before 0 pts = a “fiasco”; group meetings 0 pts = a “fiasco”; group meetings presentation. Meeting and not properly held; paperwork missing not properly held and it shows; project deadlines met by all paperwork missing group members. (10 pts possible) Point Subtotal = ___________ Instructor’s Point Total = ______ ( Calculate your estimated grade here) Instructor’s Comments: Research Project Meeting Log Print all member’s names here: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: Turn this in on the day of your presentation. Only 1 sheet per group. Meeting #1 Time Members Present Date (Start Time and End Time) (Each member sign below at close of meeting) Place date by each signature. Start: 1. _ _ / _ _ /_ _ Finish: 2. Accomplishments: 3. 4. Meeting #2 Time Members Present Date (Start Time and End Time) (Each member sign below at close of meeting) Place date by each signature. Start: 1. _ _ / _ _ /_ _ Finish: Accomplishments: 2. 3. 4. Meeting #3 Time Members Present Date (Start Time and End Time) (Each member sign below at close of meeting) Place date by each signature. Start: 1. _ _ / _ _ /_ _ Finish: Accomplishments: 2. 3. 4.
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