Purpose: The purpose of this short course is to introduce teachers to the online curriculum and provide teachers with hands-on biotechnology experience.
Designed to give science and technology high school teachers in the state of Texas an opportunity to obtain certification for teaching advanced biotechnology as a course for science credit. The online curriculum will provide teachers with an overview of the biotechnology field and an introduction to the latest information and discoveries in biotechnology.
Learn about the tools, foundational science, and applications of biotechnology;
Encourage student and teacher interest in relevant science, technology, and careers;
Support the new CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Advanced Biotechnology in alignment with ACC Articulated Biology 1414, Introduction to Biotechnology
Who should attend?
Current Texas high school teachers who either currently teach Advanced Biotechnology or intend to teach it in the near future.
What will we do at the workshop?
Tentative Agenda HERE
It is all FREE! However, we do ask that you join our Biotechnology Mentor Network (FREE) and keep us up to date on how you are using the materials/skills learned from your attendance. This may require a few Skype calls ins and/or surveys to ask for feedback on materials. We will also ask that you share your students accomplishments with us! For your time, there are several ways we would like to help support you and your students including consumable/lab kits, equipment (if available) and attendance at conferences. The details of this network are still being work on. More information will be given out at the workshop.
Lunch will be served each day. A menu requests will be sent out closer to the workshop date.
Where to Stay
The hotel most convenient to Anderson High School is the Holiday Inn Austin NW Arboretum Hotel in Austin. The Holiday Inn has confirmed they give the government rate $120. The hotel is located approximately 18.1 miles from the airport and 0.8 miles from campus.