GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTING CURRENT EVENTS by msZiMoL

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									     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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