Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. - Biology/ Minor Chemistry M.S.- Biology
Mr. Cale Csizmadi
For IN-PERSON/eLearning students, my primary platform will be Schoology. Parents if you would like access to this, please email me and I will send you the code. Schoology includes a Daily folders (by date) that will contain a TO DO List of Activities students need to complete. Although grading may occur in Schoology and Edgenuity, PowerSchool is the official gradebook for my classes.
As per our Syllabus or Daily Class Breakdown for Chemistry with Mr. C goes as:
- Attend meeting during your scheduled class time
- Student Q&A
- Lecture Notes
- To Do List for daily lessons (Folders by Date)
- Basically, any activities that need to be completed in Schoology and Edgenuity that day.
- Assignments documents will also be placed in classes folders by date
- See To Do List in Schoology
- Self-guided lesson that you will work through on a computer
- Basically notes, assignments, quizzes
- check your grades weekly to ensure they are up to date
- 70% of Grade is work in Edgenuity
- 30% of Grade is work in Schoology
- You can find out the assignments that are missing by check PowerSchool
2020-2021 Class Schedule
1st period: Honors Chemistry G107
2nd period: Plan G110
3rd period: Chemistry G107
4th period: Chemistry G107
5th period: Honors Chemistry G107
6th period: Plan G110
7th period: Honors Chemistry G107
For IN-PERSON and Online learning students,
The primary platform for notes, activities and tests will be Edgenuity, which I will be adding value to as we progress through the school year. Schoology will also be used to supplement course content and to provide tutoring materials. Parents if you would like access to Schoology, please email me and I will send you the code.
Biology, Human Biology Emphasis; Chemistry minor from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Thesis: Biochemical characterization of Snake Venom from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
My Educational Philosophy
I believe the purpose of education is to develop critical thinkers. I also believe the educational system is responsible for the development of productive citizens who will contribute positively to society. As a teacher, I feel all students have the ability to learn and it is our responsibility as educators to challenge them in the learning process. It is also my belief that demonstrating my passion for learning will help to engage my students in their own education. I feel students are naturally drawn to learning, but as educators it is our responsibility to make what their learning relevant to their daily lives. I also believe in the development of my student’s written and oral communication skills as a primary mode to disseminate their knowledge to others.
A person’s education is a valuable tool used in the pursuit of happiness. The skills we develop in school are transferred to our daily lives by aiding in the management of such things as time and money. The critical thinking skills we develop in school are adapted to serve us in assimilating knowledge from various media sources and in the development of our own world-view based upon that knowledge. The education we receive in school also helps to develop the important skill of communicating our ideas and thoughts to others. This communication allows for the productive growth of society as a whole through the objective thoughts of many educated citizens rather than just a few.
One of my specific goals as a science teacher is to bridge the gap between scientific research and the knowledge base of my students. In attempting this, I incorporate critical thinking, communication and citizenship into my classroom. Through the use of inquiry-based and project based activities, I have my students develop their critical thinking skills. These activities are then used in student led discussions of scientific principle or ideas. Some of the discussions spawned in the classroom can be expanded to include scientific theory based on current real world research. These discussions and interactions help to foster the basic skills needed to become productive members of society. The discussions also challenge the nature of some students to dismiss hard to grasp concepts and instead direct them to come up with their own original ideas based on research based information .
In summary, a person’s education is an invaluable tool in the pursuit of one’s happiness. It is the responsibility of educators and society to prepare our future leaders of tomorrow to become critical thinkers. To do this I believe educators need to develop the communication skills of our students and challenge them to implement these skills as productive citizen of society.