- Prof. Yarden Anat
- Bar Carmel
- Raibstein Naomi Yocheved
- Kedar Noa
- Dr. Kende Merav
- Tenesa Maya Summary
PeTeL (Personalized Teaching and Learning) Biology is a MOODLE-based learning and teaching environment designed for high school biology students and teachers in Israel. The PeTeL Biology environment provides a platform, which enables students to analyze authentic data, practice research skills and virtual labs. For the teachers, PeTeL Biology enables to get real time updates on their students’ status, to share activities with fellow teachers and to conduct existing activities quickly and easily.
The teaching and learning materials in the environment are based on two main sources: materials that were developed by teachers, teachers’ professional learning communities and the national teachers’ center in the past; and development of current materials by leading teachers and as part of programs for the professional development of teachers, which were developed as part of the teachers’ training in using these databases and integrating them into their teaching sequences.
The environment is accessible free of charge and creates a platform for sharing materials among the high school biology teachers in Israel in one collaborative content environment. Each teacher also have a personal environment which enables him/her to manage the teaching sequence for the whole class, and presents the teacher with the real time status of the students in the classroom during the teaching sequence in terms of comprehension, performance and task success. Thus supporting the teacher with personalized teaching and learning.