Facilitators: Mary Clark, Suzanne Fetherling, Natalie Bueno, Emily Ferrin, and Ashley Walter
The Baxter Center is excited to host the Baxter Box @ Home: Detecting Inherited Forms of Cancer workshop. Through this interactive virtual program, teachers will test out Carolina’s HNPCC: Detecting Inherited Forms of Cancer lab and work with teachers to creatively think through how they can bring this activity back to their virtual and/or in-person classroom. Participants will borrow materials, join the Baxter Center for a live workshop, and run the lab right in their own home, for free.
By taking part in the program, participants will:
- Borrow lab equipment and receive reagents to test out a lab at home. You will receive materials for Carolina’s HNPCC: Detecting Inherited Forms of Cancer lab. Once you attend our workshop, you will gain access to Baxter Box demo kits.
- Plan with a community of educators and Baxter Center staff to reflect on how activities can be brought back to their virtual and/or in-person classroom.
- Earn 7 CEUs for participating!
In accordance with the mission of our program to promote equity in science education, we will prioritize educators who represent and serve communities that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) as well as communities with a significant proportion of low-income families.
Application due on January 29th, 2021 at 11:59pm CST: https://northwestern.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LFWPfDwuxbki57
Please email any questions and/or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will I receive? Participants will receive a Baxter Box that is equivalent to a demo science kit. We will do our best to provide everything you need to run this experiment at home, including equipment and reagents.
What am I expected to do? Join us for a two hour live workshop, then run the lab in your own home. We hope to brainstorm together on how to make the kits you receive meaningful for your students, whether your classroom is back in school or virtual.
How much time do I have to commit to? We estimated that this will be a 5 hour commitment. There will be a two hour live workshop + an estimated three hours spent working individually on labs.
What do I need? We will do our best to provide everything you need (equipment, consumables, and training) to be able to participate in the program and complete experiments at home.
How will I receive the Baxter Box? We will have curbside pick up available at Northwestern. If you are unable to meet us, we'd be happy to deliver the materials directly to you.
Do I get to keep my Baxter Box? You are welcome to keep reagents of the lab. We will request the equipment be sent back so other teachers can test out other labs.
Can I receive materials to send labs to my students? This year we are supplying Baxter Box Demo Kits for teachers. We hope to continue our regular programming when the time is right.