Register Now for the 15-16 Systems Biology Workshop Series!

Purpose
As the world changes, so must our classrooms. Now more than ever, our students require authentic learning experiences that connect the content of their science courses to real world problems— not only to foster skills that allow them to enter the rapidly evolving workforce, but to participate in their communities as effective citizens. Faculty need time, space, structure, and community to “refresh” their learning in ways that invigorate their disciplinary knowledge and expertise—while leveraging precious workshop time to produce new materials to use in their classrooms.

Overview of Workshop Series
Working with scientists and educators at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), we have designed a three phase workshop series focused around two big data sets—one health and one environment. Working with ISB scientists and colleagues from across the CTC system, faculty will collaboratively design, develop, test, and refine new materials to use in their classrooms.

Primary Faculty Learning Outcome
To increase faculty content knowledge and pedagogical strategies for integration of computational thinking (e.g., access to, integration of, and analysis of big data) into undergraduate biology experiences.

Phase I: Learning and Initial Design
Workshop Date: October 16th, 2015

Phase II: Materials Development
Workshop Date: January 29th, 2016

Phrase III: Reflection and Refinement
Workshop Date: April 22nd, 2016

Who Should Attend?
The ideal team will consist of 3 to 5 faculty members who teach the diversity of undergraduate biology courses offered by Washington State CTCs. Depending on institutional potentials for collaboration, Chemistry and Statistics faculty, as well as other STEM faculty, may benefit.

Cost
College sends one faculty member to attend the series of three workshops— $450 flat fee.
College sends more than one faculty member to attend the series of three workshops— $390 per faculty member.

Questions About Content: Dana Riley Black or Jennifer Whetham
Questions About Registration: Jackie Eppler-Clark

Systems Biology Workshop Series 15-16: Register Now!

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is pleased to continue our partnership with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and further our mutual commitment to the new biology, to our students, and to our faculty.

Overview of Workshop Series
We have designed a three phase workshop series focused around two big data sets—one health and one environment. Working with ISB scientists and colleagues from across the CTC system, faculty will collaboratively design, develop, test, and refine new materials to use in their classrooms.

Primary Faculty Learning Outcome
To increase faculty content knowledge and pedagogical strategies for integration of computational thinking (e.g., access to, integration of, and analysis of big data) into undergraduate biology experiences.

Purpose
As the world changes, so must our classrooms. Now more than ever, our students require authentic learning experiences that connect the content of their science courses to real world problems— not only to foster skills that allow them to enter the rapidly evolving workforce, but to participate in their communities as effective citizens. Faculty need time, space, structure, and community to “refresh” their learning in ways that invigorate their disciplinary knowledge and expertise—while leveraging precious workshop time to produce new materials to use in their classrooms.

Phase I: Learning and Initial Design
Workshop Date: October 16th, 2015

Phase II: Materials Development
Workshop Date: January 29th, 2016

Phrase III: Reflection and Refinement
Workshop Date: April 22nd, 2016

Who Should Attend?
The ideal team will consist of 3 to 5 faculty members who teach the diversity of undergraduate biology courses offered by Washington State CTCs. Depending on institutional potentials for collaboration, Chemistry and Statistics faculty, as well as other STEM faculty, may benefit.

Cost
College sends one faculty member to attend the series of three workshops— $450 flat fee.

College sends more than one faculty member to attend the series of three workshops— $390 per faculty member.

Questions About Content: Dana Riley Black or Jennifer Whetham
Questions About Registration: Jackie Eppler-Clark

Shifting the Education Paradigm: Biology Instruction for the 21st Century

ISBThe Institute for Systems Biology just published an article in their newsletter, Molecular Me.  cropped-sbctc-image.jpg

Shifting the Education Paradigm” shares pictures of Washington State CTC faculty learning from ISB scientists, as well as a snapshot timeline outlining collaborations between ISB and SBCTC.

Read all about it!