Bluegrass Community and Technical College Stem Cell Teacher Academy
Event Date(s): Monday, July 18, 2016 - 07:00am EDT to Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 07:00am EDT
Registration deadline extended to May 9th!
The faculty and staff of Bluegrass Community and Technical College Biotechnology Program are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors. This year BCTC has partnered with Madison College to bring their Stem Cell Education Initiative to the Bluegrass. For the first time this nationally recognized Train-the-Trainer academy will travel outside of their home base of Madison, WI.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY:
The EMERGING STEM CELL TECHNOLOGIES Academy is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project (DUE 1501553) designed to provide hands-on experiences and instructional training necessary for teachers to incorporate stem cell technologies into their own classrooms. The Academy will be taught by a nationally recognized biotechnology educator, Dr. Thomas Tubon.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This academy will cover:
Routine maintenance and culturing of stem cells
Light and epifluorescence microscopy
PCR-based gene expression profiling for germ layer analysis
Methods for directed differentiation from pluripotent cultures
Emerging technologies including genomic editing in stem cells (CRISPR/CAS9)
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
Funding from the National Science Foundation allows ACC to provide teachers with generous stipends of $500 to offset the costs of travel, room, and board for the workshop
Lunch is provided each day of the Academy, and there will be a closing reception on the last day.
Professionally prepared curriculum will be provided to take back to the classroom.
Space is limited to 12 teachers.
This Quality Workshop is made possible by the National Science Foundation through: