Lab Challenge: Bio Technology Resources : Drafts : Proposal Notes

What dynamics are involved around starting up a bio-technology course at BBA ? Cost, training resources for instructors, how sucha course fits in the master schedule.

Added Dec 19, 2006:

From: Dave Curtis
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 3:07 PM
To: Jeffrey A. Falace, Jr.
Subject: RE: Biotechnology in the Classroom

Hey Thanks Jeff,

I do a fair amount of biotech. In AP bio and our new forensics course will also have some. I would love to have some students do the leg work for a potential biotech course. When I have the time I will study these web sites though I already use access excellence. I like the idea of a class and even if it doesn’t get there we do use a lot of bio tech and could/should do more

Thanks again

Dave



From: Jeffrey A. Falace, Jr.
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 3:01 PM
To: Dave Curtis
Cc: Technology Committee
Subject: Biotechnology in the Classroom

Dave,

We in the Technology Committee stumbled on some preliminary research about 9-12 biotechnology initiatives in the classroom. If you have the time and interest, we believe these links would be useful in researching the benefits, planning, and implementation of biotechnology classes here at BBA. In addition, some students in the Research Lab course at BBA could assist in assembling further resources as part of an academic project if you and the Science Department are interested. Let us know what you think or if you have any questions. Thanks.

From: http://success.shoreline.edu/NWBBECC/educators.html
"Starting a High School Biotechnology Program
The resources below may be useful for teachers exploring how to start a high school vocational biotechnology program. The result of three years of researching, planning and developing biotechnology programs, this information was originally presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference in Montreal, November 2001, by Mary Glodowski (Juanita High School), Connie Kelly (Shorewood High School) and Tracy Stoops (Shorewood High School)."

Basic bio-tech for beginning teachers:
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1993/basic.html

VT Resource:
http://www.bio-link.org/centersVT.htm

NY resource:
http://www.empire.state.ny.us/High_Tech_Research_and_Development/HighBio_Tech/default.asp

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Starting resources:

From: http://success.shoreline.edu/NWBBECC/educators.html
"Starting a High School Biotechnology Program
The resources below may be useful for teachers exploring how to start a high school vocational biotechnology program. The result of three years of researching, planning and developing biotechnology programs, this information was originally presented at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference in Montreal, November 2001, by Mary Glodowski (Juanita High School), Connie Kelly (Shorewood High School) and Tracy Stoops (Shorewood High School)."

Basic bio-tech for students:
http://success.shoreline.edu/NWBBECC/topsites.html
Lots of useful links

Basic bio-tech for beginning teachers:
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1993/basic.html

VT Resource:
http://www.bio-link.org/centersVT.htm

NY resource:
http://www.empire.state.ny.us/High_Tech_Research_and_Development/HighBio_Tech/default.asp