Keystone Biology I Module A: Cells and Cellular Processes

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Monday December 07, 2015
Sunday March 13, 2016


This interactive online course provides Special Education teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Keystone Biology concepts like levels of biological organization, cell structure, cell processes, cell function, active transport, passive transport, unique molecular properties and their importance to life, levels of biochemical organization, formation/function of biological molecules, enzymatic function, biochemical reactions and energy transformation and its importance to life.


Participants will:

  • Strengthen their Keystone Biology I (Module A) content knowledge.
  • Expand an understanding of specific instructional strategies that support learning for all students.
  • Deepen background knowledge of Biology Keystone Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.
  • Deepen background knowledge of the Pa Core Reading, and Writing for Science and Technical Subjects Standards.
  • Develop scientific literacy skills.
  • Design and develop a master lesson.

Target Audience

Highly qualified special educators who teach science/biology, IU consultants, regular educators who teach science/biology, and PaTTAN educational consultants.

Individuals participating in this course must complete each lesson and all the associated course activities in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individuals Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Mathematics

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sonya Barksdale


Judd Pittman

Additional Info

Biweekly, participants will work on ONE lesson, and it will take approximately 7-8 hours to complete... any time of the day... any day of the week (including weekends). *Technology Requirements* * Access to internet and computer with speakers/microphone * Access to scanner or ability to use other electronical means to transmit work to instructors *System requirements:* PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista; Macintosh®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X, 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer;