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Transforming your CUREs with SENCER
12 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth
The New School
Presentation on Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities given as part of the 2020 BioQUEST & QUBES BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity.
Ethics in Synthetic Biology
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele1, Fran Sandmeier
Loyola University Maryland
This collection of five activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning Recording
14 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf1, Andrew Osborne Hasley2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. BioQuest
Video recordings (with captions), transcript, and chat for the STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3
By Kelisa Wing
Department of Defense Education Activity
Episode 3 builds from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression.
Using the QUBES platform and NEON faculty mentoring networks to build, adapt, and publish data-driven open educational resources
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kusum Naithani1, Megan A. Jones2, Kristine Grayson3
1. University of Arkansas 2. National Ecological Observatory Network 3. University of Richmond
This video provides an overview of the NEON Data Education Faculty Mentoring Networks and an example of published QUBES resource implementation in the classroom.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mays Imad
Pima Community College
Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.
Scientist Spotlights: Integrating Themes of Diversity and Inclusion with Course Content
04 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Dax Ovid1, Kimberly Tanner1, Jeff Schinske2
1. San Francisco State University 2. Foothill College
The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science.
Flying With Swallows – a Model for Undergraduate Research-Based Learning
03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Werner-Fraczek
Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley College, a two-year community college in Southern California, experiences an annual migration of cliff swallows. The presence of these birds inspired the development of the...
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Implementing a Math Prerequisite - Does it help or hurt?
29 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stacey Kiser1, Christine Andrews2, Matthew Fisher3, Shannon Seidel4, Molloy Wilson2, Natalie Wright5
1. Lane Community College, BioQUEST 2. Lane Community College 3. Oregon Coast Community College 4. Pacific Lutheran University 5. Kenyon College
Poster on the effect of math prerequisite courses on student success in introductory biology. Presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Failing (in order) to succeed: Exploring how students cope with science failures in research-based courses
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Auchincloss Corwin
University of Colorado Boulder
Slides and related materials from the presentation given by Dr. Lisa Corwin as a part of the 2020 BIOME Institute.
Digital Laboratory Framework via Canvas for LIFE courses at Colorado State University
By Tanya Dewey1, Craig Marshall2, Kim Hoke2, Meena Balgopal2
1. Colorado State University and the Animal Diversity Web (animaldiversity.org) 2. Colorado State University
The Life Lab Revisions team has piloted a Canvas-based approach to building scientific competencies in labs.
The ADW: a database of animal natural history that supports complex, authentic student inquiry.
By Tanya Dewey
Colorado State University and the Animal Diversity Web (animaldiversity.org)
Poster on the Animal Diversity Web and Quaardvark presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network
27 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Integrating digitized biodiversity data exploration into the undergraduate biology curriculum
By Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Lisa White3, Anna Monfils1
1. Central Michigan University 2. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 3. UC Museum of Paleontology
Poster on the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE) project presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
CyVerse: Scalable Image Informatics
By Tyson Lee Swetnam1, Edwin Skidmore2, Tony Edgin2, Ramona Walls2, Eric Lyons2, Nirav Merchant2
1. University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, CyVerse 2. University of Arizona
Poster on cyberinfrastructure for the machine learning ere presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Cell Collective: Learning biology with modeling and simulations
By Ehren Whigham1, Tomas Helikar1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cell Collective is an online, research-grade modeling platform adapted to engage students in creating and simulating dynamic models of biological processes.
Welcome to the BIOME Institute
26 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Jenkins
Slides for the BIOME Welcome on July 27, 2020