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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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Grammarley

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

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Rewordify

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

Rewordify.com'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

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: http://aem.cast.org/creating/accessibility-perceivable.html#alttext

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UDL on Campus

From CAST, ideas for incorporating UDL in higher education.

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ASL science

This is my youtube channel with a bunch of science-related videos. They aren't perfect,  but it is a place to start. 

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Diagram Center

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Apps for identifying plants and animals

SEEK is an app within iNaturalist for ipad and iphone

PlantNet for both IOS and Android devices

iNaturalist has apps for both IOS and Android.  Has a community. 

Link to teacher information in iNaturalist for ideas on using this site

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Biotility . Credentialing exam for high schools

First is a one sheet overview for teachers of Biotility's  Biotechnology Assistant Credentialling Exam (BACE) for Florida that Linnea Fletcher discussed.  Has links to state of Florida's curriculum frameworks.

Second link goes to the BACE website.  There is professional development for teachers available  

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Biotech Careers and Bio-Link Educational resources

Links to two projects that have resources to support you and your students in developing programs, opportunities and education resources for biotech careers and educational project.  

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Science signs

Here are a couple of links of sign dictionaries I use and have students use to  find STEAM signs. 

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UDL on Campus

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Genetically Modified Bees

In this activity, students will design new genetically modified bees that are able to cope with the new changes in our climate. Students will choose three traits from multiple bee species to make a superpollinator. 

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BioRad Science Ambassador Program

Go to website and sign up as a teacher to get access to this program and its resources.  We are going to get an introduction to the head of the Ambassador's Kit leadership. SO be on the lookout for email from us for more info and hopefully free resource kits.. 

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My Twin Sister case study

A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. 

Case centers on meiosis.

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My Twin Sister ASL Video

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