Brian Desrochers


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About Me

My name is Brian Desrochers and I am a certified Biology teacher for grades 7-12. I graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a degree in Biology Adolescent Education in 2013. Since graduating, I have taught at a public school for parts of two years before working at a charter school for two and a half years. I am currently taking a break from teaching to focus on completing my degree in the CDIT program at UAlbany. I am working as a pharmacy technician part time while working on my degree full time. I have an interest and passion for using media and technology in the classroom as a way to engage students, and help them make meaningful connections to the material being presented in the classroom.

Me on top of Mt. Santanoni in the Adirondacks.

My Topic and Purpose

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Select relevant and appropriate media documents
  • Analyze and deconstruct media documents related to scientific research
  • Research and select relevant opposing scientific media documents
  • Create assignments that allow for scientific argumentation by students based on research.

Needs Assessment

Analysis of the Learner and Context

Performance-Based Objectives

Define course-level target objectives

Task Analysis

Elaborate and analyze the objectives to identify more specific enabling and supporting objectives.

Curriculum Map

Map out the sequence of learning units and activities to achieve the defined objectives.

References and Resources