The CBM hosts a collection of professional development courses that provide teachers with the experience and community necessary to confidently use models in their classroom.
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Dive into cutting-edge genome editing science with models of DNA, chromosomes, CRISPR and more.
Explore the molecular world with hands-on models ready to be used in the classroom.
One positive outcome of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic is that we have been forced to explore the use of digital technology to engage teachers in professional learning experiences. As it turns out, we have been surprised by the enthusiastic acceptance of this type of learning by our teachers. While we have always believed that our modeling approach to education is best experienced during in-person summer workshops at the CBM, we now acknowledge that professional learning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In-person workshops can be intense, chaotic, exciting,. . . and expensive. But for others, especially those with young families, in-person summer workshops can be stressful and simply impossible.
So we invite you to join us for one of our virtual webinar series. These sessions will be scheduled on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (CST) and spaced 2 weeks apart. This will allow teachers who miss one Wednesday evening session to view the recorded session later, or for everyone to revisit the session to reconsider something that didn’t make sense. And to make these virtual sessions hands-on and interactive, we will send each registered participant a collection of physical models and tactile teaching tools in advance of the session, so that you will be able to model along with us during the session.
Finally, another advantage of these virtual sessions is that you are encouraged to invite other colleagues in your school to participate along with you. . . and then have a group discussion following the session. We are happy to waive the course fee for these colleagues, as long as you are willing to share the collection of tactile teaching tools.