How Can I Teach Anatomy and Physiology Online Using Lab Kits?

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Alanna Tynes, an A&P subject matter expert with over 24 years of experience teaching A&P I and A&P II. She developed her first online science course in 2001 and to date has created 5 fully online science lab courses. An expert at teaching A&P courses online, using hands-on lab kits, Alanna will share her secrets of success. Also participating with Alanna will be Shannon McGurk, Director of Distance Learning at Carolina Biological. Shannon will be on hand to answer any logistical questions pertaining to the use of lab kits in online lab science courses.

Some of the key takeaways for the webinar will be:
– Dissections at home? What? When? Where? How?
– 10-15 minute dissection lab demo
– How are individual lab assessments for A&P done outside of the traditional lab?
– Can lab practicals be taken remotely?
– What NOT to do in an online A&P lab course! Lessons learned.

Intended Audience:
Deans, Department Chairs, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Online Learning Directors interested in putting their A&P Lab courses online without losing the important hands-on component.

Sponsored by:

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Speaker Bio

Alanna Tynes
Professor of Biology – Lone Star College

Alanna M. Tynes is a Professor of Biology at Lone Star College-Tomball. She holds a master’s degree in Zoology with a minor in Science Education from Texas A&M University (1992) and is a Texas registered Emergency Medical Technician. Alanna is committed to student success inside of the classroom and online. She joined the Tomball College faculty in 1994, now Lone Star College-Tomball. For the past 24 years she has been teaching Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Majors Biology, Non-Majors Biology, Honors Biology and Nutrition. She developed her first online course in Nutrition in 2001. Alanna was awarded the Lone Star College Faculty Excellence Award in 2005 and in again in 2012. Her most recent presentations have been on topics of online learning and the use of lab kits. 

Shannon McGurk

Shannon McGurk
Director of Distance Learning – Carolina Biological Supply Company

Shannon is the Director of Distance Learning for Carolina Biological Supply Company. She is responsible for all facets of development, product selection and product marketing for all college level science online courses and products. With Master’s degrees in both Biology and Education, Shannon joined Carolina in 2015 with more than 15 years of higher education experience, 10 of which were spent in the online learning community as both an administrator and instructor. Her experience includes curriculum development, instructional design, and compliance and accreditation. She and her team have helped hundreds of colleges and universities adapt their science courses to the online learning environment.