Best Practices in Biotechnology Education

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Linnea Fletcher Ph.D.
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Technology K-12 Teachers?
Science K-12 Teachers?
K-12 Administrators?
College Faculty?
Current Knowledge Level about
Biotechnology?
◦ Beginners
◦ Intermediate
◦ Advance
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Learn What Constitutes a “Best Practice”
Program
Learn Where to Access Resources
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Work Backwards: Learning Outcomes for Students
Based on What They Need to DO
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Work in industry
Demonstrate specific skills and knowledge
Move onto another school
Make Sure the Pedagogy is STUDENT-CENTERED!!!!!!!
Teacher Gains the Necessary Training, Curriculum,
Tools, and Teach in the Proper Facility
Teacher Has Administrative and Faculty Support
Teacher Collaborates With Appropriate Partners
Teacher Gains the Support of Students and, if
applicable, Parents
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Biology High School Teachers
+ Community College Faculty
Designed the Program
1 year course –dual credit or
credit-in-escrow
◦ New Teacher takes 1
semester college course free
and gets all equipment,
detailed curriculum, and
total support (even in the
classroom if necessary) for 3
years
◦ Agrees to mentor new
teachers
◦ Now in 12 ISD’s and 1
private school totaling 14
high schools
◦ www.austincc.edu
◦ >1000 students
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National Science Standards
Industry-Endorsed Skill Standards
Texas Skill Standards Board
http://www.tssb.org/wwwpages/repos/index.htm
Dept of Labor:
http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/
blockModel.aspx?tier_id=4&block_id=522&BIOSCI=
Y
Washington Skill Standards
Bio-Link www.bio-link.org
The Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and
Collaborative
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NSF funded projects : ATE center grant, Bio-Link
www.bio-link.org
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Biotechnology Institute www.biotechinstitute.org/
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Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor
www.dnalc.org/
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NIH funded Science Education Partnership Award
(SEPA)
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Department of Labor (DOL) National Center for the
Biotechnology Workforce www.biotechworkforce.org/
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Some the Same as Training Resources
◦ Bio-Link Center Grant
 Austin Community College High School Program
 TEA Program
◦ Dolan DNA Learning Center
◦ Bioquest
◦ Others
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Textbooks
http://www.bioteched.com/
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Equipment List from Curricular resources
Join the Bio-Link list serve
Two and Four-year schools
Garage Sales
Companies
◦ Bio-Rad (kits)
◦ Carolina
◦ Edvotek
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Range from Basic to Elaborate:
water + electricity + bench + safety
Austin Community College
[email protected]
Steve Spurlock
[email protected]

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