Dr. Ami J. Friedman
 

 

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Dr. Ami J. Friedman

 

Conference Presentations

Professional Service

Awards and Honors

 

Leeds, England

    Leeds, England

Conference Presentations

10th International History, Philosophy, and Science

Teaching (IHPST) Conference

          (2009)  Notre Dame, Indiana

          "But What Does It Look Like?  The Use of the History of Science

             in One High School's Biology Classrooms"

 

Teaching Science Through History Conference (SHiPS)

          (2009)  Minneapolis, Minnesota

          "Wallace's Theory of Natural Selection"

 

9th International History, Philosophy, and Science

Teaching (IHPST) Conference

          (2007)  Calgary, Canada

          "Using the Age of Discovery to Teach Biological Classification

             and Enhance High School Studentsí Conceptions of the NOS"

 

8th International History, Philosophy, and Science

Teaching (IHPST) Conference

          (2005)  Leeds, England

          "Historical Case Studies:  Fostering High School Biology

             Students' Conceptions of the Nature of Science"

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)

          (2005)  London, Canada

            "The History of Biological Classification and the Nature of Science"

7th International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference

          (2003)  Winnipeg, Canada

          "The History of Biological Classification:  Political and Social Events that Shaped

             Taxonomy"

History of Science (HOS) Annual Meeting

          (2003)  Cambridge, Massachusetts

          Panel on Education and the History of Science

 

Society for Histochemistry (joint with the MSU Undergraduate Research Forum)

          (1997)   East Lansing, Michigan

          "The Effects of Cisplatin and Poly Plat on Isocitrate Dehydrogenase (IDH) in the Rat Liver

             and Kidney"

 

 

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Professional Service

 

Committee Service

  •   NCA Science Committee Chair- 5yrs  (1999-2004)

  •   Curriculum Council Rep- 6 yrs  (2004-2010)

  •   Science Standing Committee Rep- 4 yrs  (2004-2008)

  •   New Reporting System: Grading Committee- 3 yrs (2000-2003)

  •   New High School Philosophy Committee- 1 yr (2000-2001)

  •   New High School Building Design: Science Labs- 1 year (2000-2001)

Leadership Initiatives

  •   Science Department Chair- 3 yrs (2007-2010)

  •   Vice President of Curriculum Council- 2 yrs (2008-2010)

  •   Mentor Teacher to new faculty- 5 yrs (2005-2010)

  •   Teacher Leader- 4 yrs (2004-2008)

  •   District-Wide In-Service Leader- 2 yrs (2004-2006)

  •   Mentor Teacher to Student Teacher Intern- 2 yrs (2001-2002, 2008-2009)

Technology Initiatives

  •   Target Teach- Benchmark Assessment Data Program Pilot Team

  •   Chancery Reporting System Pilot Team

  •   Chancery Attendance Program Pilot Team

Curriculum Initiatives

  •   High School Curriculum Alignment to ACT

  •   High School Integrated Science Program

  •   High School Curriculum Alignment to State Benchmarks

  •   Middle School Integrated Math & Science Technology (IMAST) Program

 

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Awards and Honors

 

Nominated for National Biology Teacher of the Year (2008-2009)

 

Nominated for Walled Lake Western Teacher of the Year (2007-2008)

 

Nominated for Michigan Science Teacher of the Year (2007-2008)

 

Board of Governors Grant (2001)

 

Silver Feather Awards (peer recognition at WLW)

  •   2004

  •   2002 (x2)

  •   2001

Horizons-Upward Bound: Math and Science Program

  •   1999 Research Project Award, 2nd place    Project Leader

  •   1998 Research Project Award, 3rd place    Project Leader

 

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