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Beyond the Content: STEM Education for the Future

Summer Session: July 15 - 19, 2024

Fall Working Groups: September - November 2024

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Embark on a transformative journey into the future of STEM education at BIOME 2024 as we move “Beyond the Content”. In this revolutionary approach, education is no longer confined to traditional disciplinary boundaries; instead, it's a dynamic preparation for the challenges of tomorrow. Step into a future where teaching and learning is an evolving force, shaping students for addressing real world challenges. Beyond the Content emphasizes the cultivation of essential, portable skills to apply outside of the classroom like digital and data literacy, problem-solving, and adaptability. Join a community of educators boldly revolutionizing education, fostering inclusivity, and promoting diversity. Delve into wicked problems such as climate change, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water quality, food security, and health disparities, using them as catalysts for engaging students. Explore innovative pedagogical approaches and embrace interdisciplinary thinking, quantitative reasoning, and data-centric teaching. Together we will build student capacity to solve problems and strengthen hope for the world in future generations. 

Here at BioQUEST, we believe in evolution and revolution in STEM education. For the 2024 BIOME, join us as we step into a new world where teaching is designed with the future of all students in mind. It's time for STEM educators to adapt, evolve, and innovate the landscape of education for current and future generations to come.

BIOQUEST: Evolution and Revolution in STEM Education

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  • Explore interdisciplinary approaches in teaching methods, breaking away from traditional disciplinary boundaries to provide a more holistic and dynamic STEM education

  • Participate in a community of like minded peers. 

  • Promote evolution and revolution in STEM education.

  • Create communities of engaged faculty that persist beyond the workshop.

  • Build new norms for collaboration and connection across the BioQUEST community.

  • Develop or adapt teaching materials for your classroom to improve student outcomes using evidence based pedagogical approaches.

What to expect at BIOME

  • Keynote speaker to get you ready and excited for the work to come 

  • Informal discussions around keynote topics 

  • Workshops from a broad range of educational projects

  • Presentations on Universal Design for Learning (2022 presentation; UDL primer

  • Formal, facilitated discussions on poster presentations and works-in-progress 

  • Fall working groups to dive deeper into topics, create modules, adapt for your classroom, or any other ideas that come up during the week