21st-Century Lab Skills for the Biology Classroom

June 27 - 28, 2017

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Facilitator: Mary Clark, (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Instructor)

This introductory workshop, led by an expert teacher and facilitated by Northwestern University, is designed to be a quick and easy introduction to 21st-century lab skills and techniques including pipetting, culturing bacteria, and DNA gel electrophoresis. Teachers expand their knowledge of current biological research while exploring new ways to teach general biology topics with hands-on, inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned labs.

Activities include:

  • Pipette by Numbers
  • DNA Extraction Remix
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • pGLO Bacterial Transformation
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
  • Pill Box Gel Electrophoresis

Teachers are trained in multiple lab activities and earn access to free lab materials and loaner equipment through the Baxter Box program.

Participants earn 12 CPDUs.