BABEC Fall Teacher Workshops

BABEC is offering two teacher workshops using our new and updated curricula:

Promoting the Next Generation of Genetic Engineers:
Teaching Bacterial Transformation & Affinity Purification for All Levels of Students

Do you want to excite all of your students about genetic engineering? Are you experienced with bacterial transformation, but want to take the activity to a new level? Join bioscience educators from across the Bay Area for a lively day of hands-on learning! This workshop will be taught by Elizabeth Doggett, biology & biotechnology teacher from San Mateo High School. She will take you through various tried and tested techniques for bacterial transformation that are appropriate for all learners: ELL, general biology, and advanced biotech students alike.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018.  8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Where:  City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco CA 94110.
Take BART! It’s Easy! BART is only 2 flat blocks away (24th & Mission Station).
If driving, we encourage carpooling. Parking at the nearby garage will be fully reimbursed.

Who: Current high school and community college science teachers only.
Extras:  Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided!

A $25 refundable fee is required to reserve a seat. It will be returned to you upon arrival.  If you do not attend without canceling 72 hours prior, your $25 will be forfeited.
   

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It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Barbara’s Jumping Genes!
Bringing Scientific Spotlights and NGSS to an old favorite: 
Alu PCR

To what extent are we our DNA? How can human genetic variations help us understand our past? This workshop will be taught by Debbie Clark, biology & biotechnology teacher from Arroyo High School. She will help us answer these curious questions with our new NGSS-aligned retake on a 20-year old classic lesson by exploring the work of Barbara McClintock.  You’ll get to isolate your own DNA and use PCR to identify your genotype for a “jumping gene” located in a non-coding region of your DNA. Then we will determine your genotype frequency and compare it with data from other people from around the world.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018.  8:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Where:  City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco CA 94110.
Take BART! It’s Easy! BART is only 2 flat blocks away (24th & Mission Station).
If driving, we encourage carpooling. Parking at the nearby garage will be fully reimbursed.
Who: Current high school and community college science teachers only.
Extras:  Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided!
 
A $25 refundable fee is required to reserve a seat. It will be returned to you upon arrival.  If you do not attend without canceling 72 hours prior, your $25 will be forfeited.
   

 

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