BioBuilder Professional Development Workshop for Middle School Teachers

If you are a middle school teacher interested in bringing current research and novel inquiry-based curriculum to your students, then BioBuilder developers want to work with you!

You are invited to apply to the BioBuilding Curriculum workshop @ MIT. This 2.5 day professional development class will help 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

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* 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.

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

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

The application is available online or can be downloaded.

Applications are due March 16th, 2012 and applicants will be notified by April 2nd, 2012.

Questions? Contact info <at> biobuilder <dot> org

Please note: A BioBuilder professional development workshop designed for high school teachers will be held at University of California – Berkeley on July 30 – August 3, 2012. Learn more…