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PhET Interactive Simulations for science

Free simulations for students to use to learn biology, chemistry, physics and earth science (and math) at all grade levels.  This is an incredibly rich site, with lesson plans for each simulation.  Simulations allow students to manipulate variables and get data.  many use HTML, some still are Java.  Powerful.

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Aisles of Confusion

A case about exploring different food labels such as GMOs, gluten free and organic.  Available through the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.  

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Bug Babies

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Jackie Clifford onto Final Projects

Case of Mixed-Up Babies

ABO blood group case by Lenny, Laurie, Nazima

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Laurie Issel-Tarver onto Final Projects

2 Cent Cell Respiration (Lisa, Ginger, Barbara & Leah)

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Leah Cook onto Final Projects

Water Quality and Testing

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Hayley Orndorf onto Final Projects

Cell Organelles and functions (Sarah, Beth, Mark, Carolina)

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TerpTalk on what interpreters took away from the Opening the Pathway conference

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Belinda J De Paz onto Final Projects

Engineer your crop!

Engineer your crop!

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Anitza SanMiguel onto Final Projects

QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks

FMNs are topically focused, sustained, immersive, community based professional development experiences.  Ideas for FMN topics arise from the community, and the QUBES staff provides support for the process.  FMNs are announced in the QUBES newsletter.  If you are interested in leading an FMN, contact the QUBES FMN Manager, Deb Rook (deb "dot" rook "at" bioquest "dot "org) 

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GM Bees

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Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AI-powered writing assistant.

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This site can:

  • Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
  • Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
  • Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
  • Help improve learning outcomes's amazing features have helped

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Khan Academy

We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Annenberg Learner

Multimedia resources for teaching science.

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Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.

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DeafTEC Training Workshop

DeafTEC offers four types of training workshops. 
Project Access
Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People
Writing in the Disciplines
Promoting Student Success in Math Through Best Practices

Check the website for schedules and locations.



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BioQUEST Summer Workshop

Annual summer workshop for high school and college faculty.  This year's theme focuses on research experiences for students.  

June 22-17, 2020
University of Pittsburgh

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National Center for Science Case Study Teaching in Science

Collection of peer reviewed cases across science disciplines - requires a $25 annual fee for access.

Offers several annual workshops on developing and using cases. 

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Neuroscience Case Network

NeuroCaseNet is a network of current and future faculty that are interested in development, use and research on case studies and PBL teaching methods in neuroscience curricula.

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HITS: High-throughput Discovery Science & Inquiry-based Case Studies for Today's Students

...this Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) seeks to improve student quantitative skills and participation in high-throughput discovery...learn about high-throughput technologies and work together to create novel case studies that will demystify high-throughput approaches and promote discovery science to reinforce cornerstone STEM concepts and quantitative skills in the college classroom.

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Leadership Groups

an article related to social learning and outlining roles that can be played by members of groups.  Useful to us for the conference is the Social Reporter pp 16-19

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Accessible Educational Materials

AEM provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

Here are guidelines on generating accessible media:

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