• Carlino, L.Mrs. Laura Carlino


    Biology Teacher
    National Honor Society adviser  
     
     

    Background:

    I graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biology and completed the Secondary Science teacher certification program. I received my M.S. from Clemson University in Biological Sciences. I am certified to teach Biology, Chemistry and Math 7-12. Upon graduation, I moved to Virginia and taught Biology for two years. I started teaching at USCHS in 2010 and currently teach Biology.  In addition to teaching, I serve as the National Honor Society adviser.  During the summer of 2011, I was accepted into the American Physiological Society Frontiers Teacher Program and spent the summer researching the neurological system of vertebrates.  The findings from my research can found at the following link: Carlino Research 
     

     

    Phone: 412-833-1600 ext.2387 Email: lcarlino@uscsd.k12.pa.us
     
     

     

    Courses Taught:

    Honors MYP Biology:  is a course 
    open to motivated students who wish to undertake a more in-depth study of biology.  
    Laboratory work is utilized to stimulate, enhance, and promote critical thinking skills. This course is a
    combination of teacher led instruction and student driven investigation, which requires work outside of the 
    classroom every evening to have a better understanding of the in-depth challenging concepts. The course will 
    explore (1) cells and cell processes which include basic biological principles, chemical basis for life, 
    bioenergetics and homeostasis and transport and (2) continuity and unity of life which includes cell growth and 
    reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course covers the material assessed the Biology Keystone 
    Exam. 
    MYP instruction will emphasize IB principles, such as the Areas of Interaction, global connections, and development of skills for life-long learning.
     
    Academic MYP Biology: is a course designed to give students an overview of biological concepts. In this two semester course, students will explore the nature of science through experimental design. This course is a combination of teacher led instruction and student driven investigation, which requires work outside of the classroom several evenings a week. The course will explore (1) cells and cell processes which include basic biological principles, chemical basis for life, bioenergetics and homeostasis and transport and (2) continuity and unity of life which includes cell growth and reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course covers the material assessed on the Biology Keystone Exam. MYP instruction will emphasize IB principles, such as the Areas of Interaction, global connections, and development of skills for life-long learning.

     

    Activities Sponsored:
     
    National Honor Society (NHS)-  the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding junior high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.
     


    "Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people."

    - Randy Pausch
     
     
    Course Website: Canvas Link