Samantha Olsen

Samantha teaches Anatomy and Physiology and Marine Biology at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, a Master of Science in Biology from Hofstra University, and has been teaching since 2012. Samantha also has field experience working for the Student Conservation Association at Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia, and at Yellowstone National Park. In addition to her love of science, Samantha enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.


Project Based Learning with iBooks Author

Skill Level:  All

Audience: Teachers Grades 6-12

Learn how to incorporate iBooks Author into your classroom to help your students become published authors. I will describe my experiences using the program in place of traditional essay assignments, and give examples of how this project can be implemented into any class. All skill levels are invited, however a Mac laptop or desktop with iBooks Author installed (free app) is required to use the program so it is highly recommended to bring a MacBook laptop (any kind).