Teacher Professional Development Series

HOW DO WE KNOW THAT ALL LIVING THINGS ARE RELATED?

March 6, 2018

Crane Medical Preparatory High School

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to support students with exploring multiple sets of data to construct an explanation about evolution. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Science for CPS teachers. Substitute coverage will be made available for CPS teachers. 

Registration is open for CPS teachers through the Learning Hub: Course Code 38378

Student Level: High School

WHY DO WE HAVE DIFFERENT TRAITS?

April 24, 2018

TBD

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to deepen understanding of how to use real-world phenomena to engage students with core ideas about inheritance and variation. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. 

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Science for CPS teachers. Substitute coverage will be made available for CPS teachers. 

Registration is open for CPS teachers through the Learning Hub: Course Code 38379

Student Level: High School

WHAT DOES DNA HAVE TO DO WITH US GETTING SICK?

May 16, 2018

TBD

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Facilitators: Jenny Sarna & Joshua Paschedag, Chicago Public SchoolsDepartment of STEM

HS Biology teachers across the district are invited to participate in day-long learning around strategies to facilitate a model-based inquiry unit that connects DNA and homeostasis. Participants will gain experience with NGSS-aligned Biology instructional materials which incorporate high-quality instructional practices. Participants will deepen understanding of how to use real-world phenomena to engage students with core ideas in biology.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Science for CPS teachers. Substitute coverage will be made available for CPS teachers. 

Registration is open for CPS teachers through the Learning Hub: Course Code 38380


21st-Century Lab Practices for the High School Classroom

June 26 - 28, 2018

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

 

Facilitator: Mary Clark (Whitney M. Young Magnet High School)

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 & practices including pipetting, culturing bacteria, and DNA gel electrophoresis. Teachers expand their knowledge of current biological research and explore new ways to teach topics in biotechnology with hands-on, inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned labs.

Participants earn access to free lab materials and loaner equipment through the Baxter Box program.


TRANSLATING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FOR THE CLASSROOM

July 16 - 27, 2018

Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

 

Northwestern Facilitators: Jewett Lab members, Ashley Walter & Emily Ferrin

Location: Northwestern University's Evanston campus

Five outstanding teachers will be selected to gain hands-on lab experience working alongside scientists in a Northwestern University research laboratory. Teachers will split their time between experiments “at the bench” and developing their own curriculum materials based on their research.

Student Level: High School

A BCSE GUEST WORKSHOP EXPLORING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

July 31 - August 2, 2018

Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

 

Facilitators: Tom Martinez (Glenbard East High School) & Jessica Stark (Northwestern University)

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed to prepare educators to bring biological engineering and synthetic biology into their classrooms and laboratories. The workshop includes lectures that connect the STEM aspects of these fields, labs and classroom activities available at www.BioBuilder.org, lunchtime discussions with members of the synthetic biology community, and activities that address the nuts and bolts of running an iGEM team.

Student Level: High School