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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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A Curious Display ASL Video

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GMO Review Article

This article has data that can be adopted for graphing skills activity.

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Helping students with mathematics difficulties understanding ratios and proportions

Ratios and proportions are foundational to student understanding across multiple topics in mathematics and science. In mathematics, they are central to developing concepts and skills related to slope, constant rate of change, and similar figures, which are all fundamental to algebraic concepts and skills.

Dougherty, B., Pedrotty Bryant,  D., Bryant, B., Shin, M. 2016,  Teaching Exceptional Children Vol 94(2):96-105, DOI: 10.1177/0040059916674897

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MathBench

 

Welcome to the MathBench Biology Modules! These modules introduce students (and anyone else who's interested) to the mathematical underpinnings of what they learn in introductory biology courses.

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STATS4STEM

"Fully funded by the National Science Foundation, STATS4STEM provides a collection of learning, assessment, tutoring, data, and computing resources for statistics educators and their students." They also have R tutorials for running stats in R that may be of use while developing teaching modules. 

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Biology Instructor Position at Somerset Community College (Kentucky)

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Instructor - Biology

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Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

In addition to submitting an online application, please upload the following in PDF format: cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts for all college coursework, copies of all current and unexpired certifications/licensures, and three current letters of recommendation dated within one year.

Kentucky State Law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment. 

Benefits include: medical insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, long-term disability, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan. 

Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to ensure the educational needs of the individual learner are met.  Empower students to be fully engaged in the learning environment, promoting growth and educational development. Provide leadership to support the operation and success of courses in the division.
The position will focus primarily on Microbiology and/or Anatomy and Physiology courses in addition to teaching introductory biology courses. Must be flexible in teaching daytime and evening on any/all campuses, and through various delivery methodologies.

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Images of Fruits and Vegetables Before Domestication

The case "A Curious Display" references some images of fruits and vegetables before humans began to change them through normal means of plant breeding, and includes links to some research articles on these.  

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Evaluating GMO Perspectives through labeling

This is a unit with several different lessons.  If begins with labelling, includes a useful overview power point on what a GMO is (does not go through the technology), has a second power point on GMO facts and fiction and many resources.  A nice set of sheets that organize critical thinking activities related to GMOs. 

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