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  1. Using Bioinformatics and Molecular Visualization to Develop Student Hypotheses in a Malate Dehydrogenase Oriented CURE

    Using Bioinformatics and Molecular Visualization to Develop Student Hypotheses in a Malate Dehydrogenase Oriented CURE

    2022-01-14 21:26:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kevin P Callahan, Tamara Mans, Jing Zhang, Ellis Bell, Jessica Bell* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.43

    Developing student creativity and ability to develop a testable hypothesis represents a significant challenge in most laboratory courses. This lesson demonstrates how students use facets of molecular evolution and bioinformatics approaches involving protein sequence alignments (Clustal Omega,...

  2. Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

    Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

    2022-01-12 18:20:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/8EC1-V892

    Three resources for faculty interested in an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

  3. Applying UDL to Existing Materials

    Applying UDL to Existing Materials

    2022-01-11 16:12:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/FAN5-MK04

    This activity supports instructors in revising materials to incorporate Universal Design for Learning checkpoints.

  4. Webinar: How BioQUEST and QUBES Can Support Your Project

    Webinar: How BioQUEST and QUBES Can Support Your Project

    2021-12-21 22:24:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan | doi:10.25334/GAPY-0M65

    Follow the link to the webinar video, "How BioQUEST and QUBES Can Support Your Project". This webinar provides an overview of how QUBES is organized and examples of different ways that groups can operate.

  5. Ecological Forecasting Repository of Online Educational Resources

    Ecological Forecasting Repository of Online Educational Resources

    2021-12-18 11:52:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alyssa Willson, Jody Peters | doi:10.25334/XAW7-JW16

    This pdf provides a list of over 100 educational resources related to tools and skills related to ecological forecasting.

  6. Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data

    Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data

    2021-12-18 00:37:15 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Adam Rumpf | doi:10.25334/DMZX-BF56

    In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear transformation of the data) and apply the method of least squares to fit the model's parameters. Activities...

  7. Are you learning R?  Suggestions to help you as you learn.

    Are you learning R? Suggestions to help you as you learn.

    2021-12-16 20:53:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Olivia Tabares-Mendoza | doi:10.25334/C477-BA02

    Learning how to code and analyze data in R is an important skill. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource to encourage individuals who are learning R. This infographic provides six suggestions for a mindset that will help you when learning R...

  8. Are you teaching biostatistics with R?  Suggestions to help you as work with your students.

    Are you teaching biostatistics with R? Suggestions to help you as work with your students.

    2021-12-16 20:53:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Olivia Tabares-Mendoza | doi:10.25334/737B-R258

    Teaching students how to code and analyze data in R is important for the fields of biology and ecology. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource to encourage individuals who are teaching biostatics with R. These infographics are intended to...

  9. Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints

    Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints

    2021-12-08 21:13:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tonya Bates, Carlos Christopher Goller, Lynda Gonzales, Jennifer Kovacs, Anne C. Rea, Crystal Schalmo, Alice Tarun | doi:10.25334/V7C0-XJ78

    Our BIOME Fall Working Group, Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints, explains the process of putting together a Science sprint in your community. A science sprint is a one-day event in which participants gather and analyze data to address real-life problems. They are a wonderful way to...

  10. OER For CURE Development BIOME 2021 Lightning Talk - YouTube

    OER For CURE Development BIOME 2021 Lightning Talk - YouTube

    2021-12-07 21:08:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily Wiley, Marcella Denise Cervantes, Sarah Sojka, Douglas L Chalker | doi:10.25334/K6EP-2X24

    Members of the Ciliate Genomics Consortium (CGG) formed a fall working group to brainstorm how to convert existing Course-based Undergraduate Research (CURE) curriculum modules, which have been shared privately, into open education resources (OER) and populate these as resources on a CGC...

  11. Ecology/Environmental Biology Molecular Case Studies for Molecular CaseNet - YouTube

    Ecology/Environmental Biology Molecular Case Studies for Molecular CaseNet - YouTube

    2021-12-07 00:35:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Debra Linton, Heather Simpson, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Sheela Vemu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/Z1G8-TD15

    Biome Institute 2021, Fall Working Group Summary Video

  12. Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube

    Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube

    2021-12-06 20:28:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrea Huntoon, Brie Tripp, Derek Sollberger, Didem Vardar-Ulu, John Howard Starnes, Laura Reed, Melanie Lenahan, Stacey Kiser | doi:10.25334/SH7G-TF37

    BIOME 2021 Ungrading Working Group Lightning Talk

  13. BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap

    BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap

    2021-12-06 18:59:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Karen Klyczek, Laurel Lorenz, Pat Marsteller, Laura Elizabeth Ong, Elizabeth Pollock, Amber Qureshi, Katie Weglarz, Suann Yang | doi:10.25334/VDNG-VZ54

    This two-minute overview video describes the work of the 2021 fall working group for Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget course resources. Group members began developing new projects for a variety of courses and topics, and discussed key themes and important considerations for development of future...

  14. Revising Social & Environmental Justice Open Educational Resources through UDL and Accessibility Lenses

    Revising Social & Environmental Justice Open Educational Resources through UDL and Accessibility Lenses

    2021-12-06 17:39:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamara Basham, Laura Catano, Stephanie M. Gardner, Amee Evans Godwin, David Groh, Rachel Hutto, Pat Marsteller, Mary Mulcahy, Hayley Orndorf, Molly Phillips, Beatriz Villar | doi:10.25334/QCCY-NA67

    The Revising Social & Environmental Justice Open Educational Resources through UDL and Accessibility Lenses Working Group met during the Fall 2021 semester as part of the BIOME Institute. This resource includes a lightning talk describing our activities and plans going forward.

  15. BIOME 2021 QSSI Lightning talk

    BIOME 2021 QSSI Lightning talk

    2021-12-06 15:37:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachel Hartnett, Elizabeth Hamman, Dmitry Kondrashov, Denise Piechnik, Sara Sawyer | doi:10.25334/XJP3-J959

    Our team, Quantitative Skills and Science Identity (QSSI), met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop a methodology to assess the effectiveness of Data Nugget/Scientist Spotlight activities. We have worked on finding established and reliable instruments to measure 1) quantitative skills, 2)...

  16. Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

    Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

    2021-12-04 19:10:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenna Malcolm, Lauren C. McCarthy, Jim Smith, Adrianne Vasey, Denise Woodward | doi:10.25334/GXP3-NZ11

    The Got Milk? working group plans to use lactase persistence evolution as a case study to teach genetics in large introductory biology courses. While developing these resources, we will be mindful of how we will approach teaching and learning to avoid racial bias. Our mission is to improve our...

  17. Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    2021-12-04 04:11:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Irene Corriette, Beatriz Gonzalez, Daniela Kitanska, Henriette Mozsolits, Sheela Vemu | doi:10.25334/5PX5-H796

    Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The collection provides student activity files with Excel instructions and Instructor Activity files with...

  18. Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021

    Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021

    2021-12-03 23:33:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Grace Borlee, Traci Kinkel, Ashley Kaye McGrew, Katriana A Popichak, Carolina Mehaffy | doi:10.25334/3S4B-R064

    The uRAMS (undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science community) was created by faculty and researchers at Colorado State University as part of our engagement with the 2021 BIOME Institute. Our group focused on the development of resourcers that undergraduate researchers may find helpful...

  19. Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

    Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

    2021-12-03 15:19:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): J. Phil Gibson, Carlos Christopher Goller, Stefanie Kring, Darlene Panvini, Justin Pruneski, Ellen Wisner | doi:10.25334/C0QB-AN62

    Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment guidelines and education research on multimedia use, and planned future lessons that include podcasts....

  20. Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube

    Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube

    2021-12-03 11:57:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): R Diotti, Janice Friend, Robert E Furrow, Alida Janmaat, Kristen Reynolds, Alexandria Tress, Nancy Barsic Tress, Jennifer Wade | doi:10.25334/N1Q1-1R51

    Project summary for our Working Group, which sought to develop a toolbox of interventions for students struggling in introductory Biology courses