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Teaching Biotechnology: New Tools and Resources for the STEM Career Pipeline

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions This Web Seminar, developed in collaboration with the National Science Digital Library and WGBH, took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Daniella Quiñones, Marketing Coordinator for WGBH Teachers’ Domain, introduced the topic of biotechnology and Teachers’ Domain’s new collection of multimedia resources related to biotechnology.

Guest educator, Dr. Lisa Rapp, Chair of the Biotechnology Program at Springfield Technical Community College discussed potential careers and skills needed to succeed in the biotechnology field. Dr. Rapp also pointed out specific resources in the Teachers’ Domain biotechnology collection and ways to incorporate those in the classroom.

Ninety-Nine (99) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters, the NSDL moderator, and the NSTA staff. Educators represented the states of Alabama, Arizona California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “Excellent resources for teachers. I'm beginning to develop a forensics class (intro and then anatomy) and would like to incorporate biotech into the program.”

  • “It was brand new information for me.”

  • “Helpful participants giving tips and feedback"

  • “I was able to see new ways of incorporating technology in my classroom as well as making my lessons interactive and more fun.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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