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Bett 2014: Assembling the Evolutionary Tree of LifeMichael Hanson, Former International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher, Current Assistant PrincipalMichael Hanson is a Southern California native who earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a minor in biotechnology from California Polytechnic University of San Luis Obispo in 2004. He then followed in the footsteps of his parents and became a teacher. For the past seven years he has taught at Scotts Valley High School, nestled in the Redwood Mountains between Santa Cruz and San Jose. At SVHS, Michael has taught both standard and higher level biology within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In 2011 he earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from San Jose State University. Michael has served as a science department chair, teacher union president, and site advisory council chairperson. Last spring he piloted a program between Samsung, AT&T, and Kno that put 3G tablets and e-textbooks into the hands of his students. Recently, in the fall of 2013, he was promoted to Assistant Principal of SVHS and is looking to transition the school to a 1:1 e-Learning environment.Read the full Bett 2014: Assembling the Evolutionary Tree of Life Lesson Plan.
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