Professional Development

2016:

New York State Master Teacher Program - Long Island Cohort
"The Visual Design of Presentations"
"Google Apps For Educators"
"Statistics for the Biology and Research Classrooms"

2015:

NABT - Providence, RI
“Curate, create, connect”
“The evolution of skin color” 

Suffolk County STANYS SCITECH15 - Huntington, NY
“Google apps for science teachers”

NYS Master Teacher Program Development Conference - Cortland, NY
“Irritation celebration”

2014:

NABT - Cleveland, OH
“Standards-based grading in the biology classroom”
“Exploring human origins” 

STANYS - Rochester, NY
“Making meaning with math”

NYBTA - New York, NY
“The origin of species” (co-presented)
“The double helix” (co-presented)

ASSET - Farmingdale, NY
“Argument from evidence: Digital structures to improve argumentation”

2013:

NABT - Atlanta, GA
“Building phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences”

NSTA - San Antonio, TX
“How to build phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences”

NY Google Summit - Hofstra University, NY  
“Fostering inquiry in a digital classroom”

STANYS Spring Conference - SUNY Stony Brook, NY
“Standards-based grading in the chemistry curriculum”

ASSET - Farmingdale, NY
“Moving a chemistry curriculum into the digital age”

2012:

Long Island Tech Summit - Farmingdale, NY
“Make them publish:  Towards an online model for publishing student work”

LISELA- Farmingdale, NY
“What’s hot in science education:  Google apps and blogs”

Deer Park UFSD.  Deer Park, NY
"Utilizing New Tech Tools: Prezi & YouTube"
"Computing for the Educator Power User"

2011:

LISELA- Farmingdale, NY
“What’s hot in science education:  Google apps and blogs”

Padcamp LI- CW Post, NY
“Publishing student work” (co-facilitator)

EASTCONN- Rocky Hill, CT
“Instructional technology for AP science teachers” (co-facilitator)

STANYS Spring Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, NY
“Terrific teacher tech tools”

2010:

Deer Park UFSD.  Deer Park, NY
"Wiki Wonderland"
"Building Class Websites with Google Sites"

2009:

Deer Park UFSD.  Deer Park, NY
"Using the Internet to Enhance Instruction"
"Beyond Powerpoint: Prezi and New Ways to Present Information"

2008:

Deer Park UFSD.  Deer Park, NY
"Contemporary Technology for Educators"

Awards & Recognitions:

2015:

New York State Finalist, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

2014:

Master Teacher, New York State Master Teacher Program

Biointeractive Ambassador, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2013:

Invited Teacher Participant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture Series 

2012:

Suffolk County Secondary-level Science Teacher of The Year, Science Teachers Association of New York State

Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award, National Association of Biology Teachers

Friend of Education, Phi Delta Kappa at Stony Brook University

Model Classroom Technology Integration Award, Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Invited Teacher Participant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture Series 

2011:

Invited Teacher Participant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture Series 

2009:

Excellence in Technology Award, The Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies

Fellow, DOE Academy Creating Teacher Scientists

Publications

Print:

Knuffke, D. (2015) More than never, and less than all the time (essay) in Unity & Diversity, 2014 Essays.

Knuffke, D., Mainhart, D., Manning, M., Skinner, P., & Smith, M. (2013) Visualizing information (curriculum module). New York, NY: The College Board.

Knuffke, D. (2013). Opening up the lab: Guided inquiry in laboratory experiences.  The Science Teachers Bulletin, 76(2), 27-31.

Donovan, S., & Knuffke, D. (2012). AP biology: Exploring plasmodium evolution (curriculum module). New York, NY: The College Board.

Knuffke, D. (2012, jan 12). Rethinking AP biology. US News & World Reports STEM Education Blog. 

Knuffke, D., Bloch, A., & Williams, D. (2010). A transect approach to mapping tiger beetle colonies on the brookhaven firebreak

Online:

Knuffke, D. (2016) mrknuffke.net. (Professional Website

Knuffke.D., & Andersen, P. (2016) Horizontal transfer (Podcast)

Knuffke, D. (2016). AP biology course presentations (e-Text)  

Knuffke.D (2016) K-Chem Honors Chemistry Course Videos (e-Text)

Knuffke, D. (2013).  Get-a-five AP biology (Course Discussions & Materials):