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Lots of examples EIS statements, websites public service announcements and more

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Yeti or not: Do they exist?

Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.

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Keith A. Johnson onto Genetics

ISKME's open educational practices rubric

"This rubric defines a set of open educational practices that help educators to advance a culture of open education, and to advocate for the potential benefits of open educational resources (OER) in the context of continuous improvement." 2017 by Megan Simons. 

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Universal Design for Learning Theory and Practice

CAST's book on UDL - a deeper look at its history and applications. Online access to the book is free with an account. 

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UDL progression rubric - where are you at now?

Rubric to help you see where you lie along the continuum of UDL best practices. Novak & Rodriguez 2018.

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UDL guidelines from CAST - the canonical source

A graphical organization of Universal Design for Learning guidelines, which you can burrow into to explore each component. 

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UDL Observation Measurement Tool

This article describes an instrument used to measure UDL implementation (instructor fidelity). UDL (and I'd say other frameworks we've looked at) are incredibly difficult to operationalize. Or decide what "counts." It doesn't really touch student success, but operates on the understanding that UDL is based on research that improves student success. 
 

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STEM OER Accessibility Framework and Guidebook

This framework, developed by ISKME in partnership with SERC, provides a practical reference for curators and authors of STEM OER, with 23 accessibility criteria, or elements, to reference as they curate, design and adapt materials to be accessible.

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DO-IT Center Resources

Several links to guides and lists of resources for accessible teaching from the DO-IT Center out of the University of Washington.

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Accessibility Toolkit

The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

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WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

WAVE is an accessibility evaluation tool from WebAIM. Just enter a url into the tool and WAVE will provide you with a report of adherence with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and suggest changes for improvement. 

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Designing Accessible OERs with POUR

Links to a Google slide presentation by CAST representatives on designing accessible Open Educational Resources. 

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The growing importance of data literacy in life science education

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How UDL Can Support Your Transition to Online Teaching

Crowd-sourced table of online teaching practices that align to the UDL guidelines specific to the affective network

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Jo Boaler's TEDx Stanford Talk

Jo Boaler discusses mathematical mindsets. Also linked is her website, youcubed with further information and resources

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The Why of UDL

A video that provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning and why it is important. 

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Deborah Rook onto FMNS- Universal Design for Learning

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

Blog post with some practical tips focusing on accessibility but that are also connected to UDL

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Toward a more humane genetics education

Brian Donovan, an author of "Toward a more humane genetics education: Learning about the social and quantitative complexities of human genetic variation research could reduce racial bias in adolescent and adult populations" will present July 20, 2021. 

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Education resources on Data Nugget website

On our Data Nugget website we have a Resources page where we collect all of the great education resources that have come to our attention over the years. We'll be sure to update it with all the suggestions you share here! 

The resources are organized by the science or math concepts addressed, and we have a list of other great educational program websites.

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HHMI BioInteractive teacher guide for math and stats

Topics include measures of average (mean, median, and mode), variability (range and standard deviation), uncertainty (standard error and 95% confidence interval), Chi-square analysis, student t-test, Hardy-Weinberg equation, frequency calculations, and more. 

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MathBench

These modules introduce students (and anyone else who's interested) to the mathematical underpinnings of what they learn in introductory biology courses. But unlike a textbook, the modules are not full of equations and proofs. Instead, we try to bring math to life using intuitive approaches, everyday situations, and even humor. The modules contain hundreds of interactive activities, games, and questions. They range from the relatively simple (what to do with division) to the relatively abstruse (discrete diffusion models).

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Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data

Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets in an R-compatible format and doing basic analysis in R

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Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

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Amanda Braley onto BIOL 206 LAB

Inside the undergraduate immunology classroom: current practices that provide a framework for curriculum consensus

Initial analysis of respondent data provided insight about current curricular practices in the immunology classroom.

The article is currently in press.  A link to the article will be provided as soon as it is published.

 

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NIQB Curriculum Map

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Kristin Jenkins onto Montgomery College QB resources