Alu PCR for a New Generation

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? Join bioscience educators from across the Bay Area for a lively day of hands-on learning!

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 an 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:  CCSF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110. It’s Easy! Take BART! 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: High school and community college science teachers have priority for this workshop.
Extras:  Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided!

 

Promoting the Next Generation of Genetic Engineers

Bacterial Transformation & Protein 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. 

Come try out our new protein color options for transformation.  Explore our new introductory and advanced options.  Purify the recombinant proteins with a simple procedure.

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.  It’s Easy! Take BART! 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!

 

BABEC 2.0 – Curriculum Classics for the New Era!

Keynote Address: Highlighting Diversity While Covering Biology Content
Jeff SchinskeJeff Schinske, PhD
Biology Instructor, Foothill College
Principal Investigator & Co-Director, NSF CCB FEST
Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Director NSF CC Bio INSITES

Jeff’s research focuses on equity and inclusion in science classrooms, the underrepresentation of community colleges in biology education research, and faculty development. He will present the latest research into how conventional stereotypes of scientists adversely affect students by inhibiting diversity in STEM fields. He will also discuss tested classroom strategies for educators to combat these biases.

Schedule

8:30am     Breakfast & Networking
9:00am     Welcome
9:15am     Keynote Address by Dr. Jeff Schinske  “Highlighting Diversity While Covering Biology Content”
Learn how Scientist Spotlights can diversify students’ preconceptions about scientists and boost interest and engagement in STEM among underrepresented students
10:30am   BABEC Curriculum Updates and Teacher Discussion Panel
Learn what’s new from BABEC, then hear from teachers about their strategies, insights, and greatest challenges with bringing biotech lessons into their classrooms
11:30 am  Concurrent Workshops, Session 1​
An open house with in-depth training and drop-in activities. Topics include:
* Getting Started with Bioscience Lab Skills: new activities to teach the basics
* DNA Forensics: new adaptations to an old favorite
* Bacterial Transformation​: new options for a wider variety of learners
* DNA Analysis with PCR: modernized approaches for all students to analyze their own DNA
12:30pm   Lunch + Learn
Visit a “drop-in discussion table” and network with your colleagues. Topics include:
* Talk to an NGSS Expert
* Learn strategies for teaching biotech to English Language Learners
* How to use Scientist Spotlights
* Biotechnology Supply Chain Operations Project for Education
* How to partner with BABEC
1:30pm     Concurrent Workshops, Session 2
Didn’t have time to see & learn everything the first time? Come back for more! Same topics as Session
12:30pm     Adjourn

Speakers

Dr. Jeff Schinske is a biology professor at Foothill College. His research focuses on equity and inclusion in and outside of science classrooms and he serves as lead biology curriculum reviewer for California’s statewide articulation system. Jeff has published numerous articles on teaching and learning and recently appeared as a senior author in a high profile study measuring faculty teaching practices in STEM classes

Gianne Souza teaches Biology at Abraham Lincoln High School and has a Master’s degree in Medical Science from UCSF. Gianne has adapted Scientist Spotlights for her classroom, which have positively impacted her students perceptions about modern-day scientists and the work they do.

Debbie Clark teaches biology and biotechnology at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo and since 2012 she has been a biotechnology teacher for the Advanced Talent and Development Program at Cal during the summer.She became involved with BABEC in 2002 and is currently a BABEC board member. This summer, Debbie worked on aligning two of BABEC’s PCR curriculum to NGSS.

Dr. Michelle LaFevre-Bernt teaches Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology at San Marin High School in Novat and has used BABEC curriculum since 2009. This summer, Michelle worked to align the Bacterial Transformation curriculum to NGSS.

Alton Lee teaches chemistry and biology at Woodside High School and is BABEC’s first teacher-in-residence. In addition to tackling the DNA Forensics curriculum for NGSS alignment, Alton has sent the summer helping BABEC with other curriculum updates.

Elizabeth Doggett teaches biology and biotechnology at San Mateo High School and have been using BABEC curriculum since her student teaching days at Sequoia High School. The bacterial transformation lab is an essential part of Elizabeth’s curriculum so she spent the summer adapting this curriculum to make it more accessible to English Language Learners.

David Frischeris the lead teacher for and proud alumni  of the Biotech Pathway program at Abraham Lincoln High School. The Biotech Pathway program uses BABEC curriculum as a backbone for its curriculum and relies on BABEC’s support in implementing a Biotech Week, >which exposes students to the concepts and applications of life science based research.

 

Is there a Genetic Basis to Race? Examining Human Variation and Ancestry using mtDNA

Save the Date! Saturday, February 10th 2018

Discover where you are really from! Learn about Mitochondrial DNA and its role in human ancestry.

Join us and learn how this curriculum makes teaching NGSS easy! We will be covering PCR, Sequencing, and SNPs.

Register Here!

  • Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided
  • Its FREE! To reserve a seat, please pay a $25 deposit fee which will be refunded to you upon arrival (if you need to cancel, please do so within 72 hours or the deposit will be forfeited)
  • Take BART! BART is only 2 flat blocks away (24th & Mission Station). If driving, we encourage carpooling and parking at the nearby garage will be fully reimbursed.
  • High school and community college science teachers have priority for this workshop.

Location

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Transportation

  • BART: 2 blocks from the Mission & 24th Station
  • Driving: Parking fees will be reimbursed by BABEC when parking at the Mission-Bartlett Garage

Time

  • Saturday, February 10th 2018
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Please plan to arrive at 8:30am for a breakfast and networking. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00am

 

Getting Started with Bioscience Lab Skills

Save the Date! Saturday, January 27 2018

Out with the old, in with the New for 2018! Have you been teaching life sciences for a while? Need to NGSS-ize your old lessons? Perhaps you’re a new teacher and looking for hands-on activities that align with NGSS? Join the Bay Area community of bioscience teachers for a day of hands-on learning in DNA extraction, micropipetting, gel electrophoresis and DNA forensics. Learn new NGSS-ized ways to make your lessons fun and engaging.

Register Here!

  • Breakfast, lunch, and a $100 stipend will be provided
  • Its FREE! To reserve a seat, please pay a $25 deposit fee which will be refunded to you upon arrival (if you need to cancel, please do so within 72 hours or the deposit will be forfeited)
  • Take BART! BART is only 2 flat blocks away (24th & Mission Station). If driving, we encourage carpooling and parking at the nearby garage will be fully reimbursed.
  • High school and community college science teachers have priority for this workshop.

Location

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street, Rm 364
San Francisco, CA 94110

Transportation

  • BART: 2 blocks from the Mission & 24th Station
  • Driving: Parking fees will be reimbursed by BABEC when parking at the Mission-Bartlett Garage

Time

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Please plan to arrive at 8:30am for a breakfast and networking. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00am

 

Bacterial Transformation with an NGSS Twist

Saturday, October 28 2017

Join the Bay Area community of bioscience teachers for a day of hands-on learning and collaboration in bringing to your students a NGSS-ized Bacterial Transformation experiment.

REGISTER HERE

  • This event is free, but to reserve a seat please pay a $25 refundable fee.  It will be returned to you upon arrival.
  • A $50 teacher stipend will be given to all teachers who attend
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Location

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Transportation

  • BART: 2 blocks from the Mission & 24th Station
  • Driving: Parking fees will be reimbursed by BABEC when parking at the Mission-Bartlett Garage

Time

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Please plan to arrive at 8:30am for a breakfast and networking. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00am

 

 

Discover the Microbes Within!



REGISTER HERE

  • This event is free, but to reserve a seat please pay a $25 refundable fee.  It will be returned to you upon arrival.
  • A $50 teacher stipend will be given to all teachers who attend
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Attendance is limited to active high school and community college teachers only

Location

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street, Room 364
San Francisco, CA 94110

Transportation

  • BART: 2 blocks from the Mission & 24th Station
  • Driving: Parking fees will be reimbursed by BABEC when parking at the Mission-Bartlett Garage

Time

    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 8:30am – 3:00pm
    • Please plan to arrive at 8:30am for a breakfast and networking. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00am

 

2016 Fall Kick-off

New: Click Here for Schedule & Location

KO 2016 Flyer V3

 

Introduction to Teaching Biotech

Bring biotech into YOUR classroom!
Do you want to teach biotech to your students? Come to our informative hands-on workshop uniquely designed for new teachers and veterans who want a refresh. Learn from experienced teachers how to use equipment, deliver curriculum aligned with NGSS, and strategies for classroom management.  Registration is FREE for all active teachers in grades 9-12.  

Part 1, October 7 & 8:  REGISTER HERE
Part 2, October 22:  REGISTER HERE

Biotech is my future and is seriously rad.
– San Mateo High School Senior

 


Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing: March 5, 2016

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REGISTER HERE
WHEN
Saturday, March 5, 2016, Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm
WHERE
Skyline College
Building 7, Room 7204


23andMe: Modernizing Genetics in the Classroom

Come learn from the industry’s best in personalized genomics! The 23andMe academic team will demonstrate how you can use their resources to enrich your biology curriculum and make molecular biology interactive, current, and fun!
WHEN
Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 9am-12pm
WHERE
Skyline College, Room 7106
Full agenda coming soon. College credit available from Saint Mary’s College. This event is free for active BABEC educators, thanks to the generous support of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.


Introduction to PCR

Workshop Photo Gallery: See how much fun we had!

Learn how to introduce your students to PCR, issues of identity, and issues of privacy. In this lab module, you will learn how to perform this experiment and guide your students to success! This lab is recommended as a first PCR lab for high school students.
LEARN HOW TO TEACH
– DNA Isolation
– PCR
– Electrophoresis
– Bioinformatics
WHEN
Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 9am-3pm
WHERE
Skyline College, Room 7204
Full agenda coming soon. College credit available from Saint Mary’s College. This event is free for active BABEC educators, thanks to the generous support of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.

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