Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Program Workshop

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Oct 23, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology

Program Workshop


Shoreline Community College

is proud to announce its 7
th
year supporting Teachers!



F
or Middle School Life Science and High School

Biology, AP, Biotechnology, Chemistry

Teachers in the Greater Seattle and surrounding areas.



The Amgen
-
Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program is an educational outreach

program that provides equipment, curriculum assistance and supplies to high schools and

colleges

for free
. The program

integrates:



.
The excitement of scientific discovery

. Relevant curricula, tools and techniques

. The introduction of a wide range of career opportunities in science

. H
ands
-
on,
inquiry
-
based molecular biology
curricul
um: Focus DNA, Genes,
Traits,
genetic modification of DNA
for therapies

like insulin

and
Singular Celled
organisms
.

. E
xtensive teacher support


assistance with implementation within current curriculum
:
meetings, classroom visits, email and phone support

Biotechnology is STE
M

http://www.bwbiotechprogram.com/

Aligned with National and State Science Education Standards, the program supports the goal of achieving
scientific literacy

through

a hands
-
on approach to learning
. The program not only provides a thoroughly tested
and robust curriculum, but also provides a full suite of transportable, research
-
grade equipment and supplies
to allow teachers to conduct advanced and contemporary activit
ies within their high school

or middle school

classroom.
All aspects of STEM are utilized in Biotechnology. Incorporating biotech concepts prepares students
for the exciting world we live in, while encouraging some to pursue this career path.
We are moving

our
curriculum towards NGSS, with opportunities to see parallels in science fields and
opening
opportunities for
student driven experimentation.

(New Curriculum Release: Summer 2013)



Dates:

August 1
th
, 2
th
, 3
th

2013





Cost
: All provided f
ree
thanks to the support from the Amgen Foundation



Clock hours will be available



Lunch and snacks provided each day



Location:

Shoreline Community College


Rm 2930



Time*:


8:
30
-
4:00 pm each day



Description:



. Learn and practice lab techniques in biotechnology



. Develop successful instructional strategies for teaching biotechnology



. Develop a collegial network for support for teaching biotechnology



. Labs include: Micropipette Practice, Dye Electroph
oresis, Restriction
(cutting)
of Plasmids

(Bacterial DNA)
,

Ligation

(sticking together)

of Restriction Fragments, Producing a Recombinant Plasmid, transformation,
purif
ication and PCR of buccal cells
etc.



. Completion of the course allows participants
to borrow biotechnology

equipment and consumables; everything necessary
to run labs in their classrooms for FREE!



Who should attend:


MS Teachers: Day 1: Pipetting, Gel Electrophoresis with dyes, and beginning Transformation

HS Teachers: Three Days: Day

1 plus: Restriction Digest, Ligation, Confirmation, Advanced Transformation,
Purification of Protein and PCR



* Please note this is a hands
-
on lab course and time may go over.


Please contact:
Adrienne Houck
, Program Coordinator

at

ahouck@shoreline.edu

to register for the program.

No application necessary. Spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis.