• Center for Global Environmental Education

  • BioTIC

    Biotechnology and Microbiology for Teachers In the Classroom

    One of the teacher institutes brought to you by the Center for Global Environmental Education.   

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    The BioTIC Institute brings middle and high school biology teachers up-to-speed on the rapid advancements in biotech research, careers, applications, and issues while providing inquiry modeling/practice and curriculum enrichment that support standards related to cell structure, disease, genetics, and biotechnology. This will be the fourth round of funding for a new cohort of 14 biology teachers in summer 2015.

    BioTIC will:

    • be held July 20-24 & July 27-31, 2015 (a two-week program) on-campus at Hamline University in Saint Paul
    • provide an intensive, graduate-level, teacher-focused experience in microbiology, genetics and biotechnology
    • have two Saturday follow-up sessions during the school year (dates to be determined by the group)
    • provide optional classroom support during the school year.

    Teachers participating in BioTIC will:

    • receive teacher-focused training in biotechnology and microbiology
    • have time to discuss, enhance, and develop ways to enrich their biology curricula
    • be provided lunch each day during the institute
    • receive four graduate credits upon completion of course assignments
    • be asked to complete an anonymous, online pre-institute survey on classroom practice and curriculum
    • receive room and board at Hamline for those who live outside the Metro area
    • get a $200 stipend for the summer and resource materials (Note that BioTIC does not provide biotech equipment for the classroom.)
    • be asked to pre- and post-test their students on biotech concepts during the 2015-16 school year
    • attend two Saturday follow-up sessions (one in fall and one in spring) - $30 stipend each
    • have the option of direct classroom support for implementing biotech labs
    • have the opportunity to network with fellow biology teachers and university faculty.

    Apply online by clicking here

    Instructors:  Dr. Jodi Goldberg, Dr. Betsy Martinez-Vaz, Dr. Irina Makarevitch, Dr. Ken Jeddeloh, and Torrey Lau

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    BioTIC is a statewide professional development program for secondary biology teachers presented by Hamline University's School of Education through its Center for Global Environmental Education. Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the federal Teacher Quality Program of the No Child Left Behind Act administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. This project was financed by $47,583 in federal funds.

  • Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) - Hamline University