Lindsey L’Ecuyer is a Biology teacher at Andover High School in Andover Massachusetts. For 9 years, Lindsey has taught Biotechnology, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology. Last spring, Lindsey was awarded a grant that from the Punchard Fund grant for advanced biotech equipment. Lindsey credits the broader Andover community for their continued support including grants from the Corbett Grant, Punchard Grant, AHS Parents Advisory Council, Andover Coalition for Education, and Andover Educational Improvement Association. Lindsey is very engaged at helping her students with real world science experiences that extend beyond the walls of her school building. These include taking her Forensics class to a behind-the-scenes-tour with Andover Police Detectives, initiating a BioBuilder Synthetic Biology Club, bringing the Biotechnology students to Pfizer for a site visit where the Prevnar pneumococcal vaccine is produced, and leading her students through the Wolbachia Project.. You can Follow Lindsey on twitter @ahsbiotech where she occasionally tweets about her work. Lindsey graduated from Stonehill College in 2006 where she received a degree in Biology, and she earned an M.Ed from Salem State University in 2011.
- Lindsey got her start in biology research at Massachusetts General
- Here is a bit primer on Innate Immunity
- Lindsey was in the weeds researching about Ebola at the lab bench working on Mannose Binding Lectin
- Teaching Subject Matter in Context can be quite powerful
- Lindsey has been teaching blood splatter. There is more on this HERE and HERE
- Insects help with postmortem interval
- Scarpetta novel Body Farm book also helps with entomological evidence
- Here is a great example of Dermestid Beetles in the classroom
- Aaron’s dream is to teach an interdisciplinary course based on the Innocence Project
- Pfizer hosted a visit to the site where they manufacture Prevnar pneumococcal vaccine
- Both our schools are looking at revising our schedules. Others are too.
- Sleep patterns of our students are driving a discussion of later start times
- Do you work in a school with a lot of Horace’s?
- Aaron likes to randomize group using popsicle sticks, but ClassDojo is a tech way to randomize.
- Whiteboards are another option for collaborative groupwork
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