Monday, January 9, 2012

BioBuilding Curriculum Workshop @ MIT for Middle School Teachers

Professional Development Workshop @ MIT

If you are a middle school teacher interested in bringing current research and novel inquiry-based curriculum to your students, then we want to work with you!
You are invited to apply to the BioBuilding Curriculum workshop @ MIT. This two and a half day professional development class will prepare middle school educators to bring engineering into their science classrooms and laboratories. Faculty from MIT will work with participating teachers to develop middle school curriculum based on the engineering of biology using the successful activities at The workshop will include

* close interactions with high school teachers already teaching the BioBuilder curriculum

* lectures that connect the engineering/science/math and technology aspects of synthetic biology

* small group work with other middle school teachers, high school teachers and MIT’s faculty

* lunchtime seminars

This workshop will run from August 1st-3rd, 2012. Attendees will receive lunch each day, parking validation and 35 PDPs. Attendees should plan to carry out a BioBuilder activity in the 2012-2013 academic year, and provide feedback on the effort.

Who should apply?

This workshop is intended for Middle School science teachers, especially those who are

looking for new ways to teach science content

engaging their students with design challenges and inquiry-oriented activities

eager to bring current research topics into their classrooms

excited by curriculum development

energized by a challenge and comfortable as life-long learners

How to apply?

Send a copy of your CV and a completed application to the following address: Dr. Natalie Kuldell

Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

77 Mass Ave, 16-325

Cambridge, MA 02139

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