Faculty Workshop
St. John's University, Queens, NY
January 26-27


Investigative Cases Revisited

Welcome to an interactive follow up session on Margaret Waterman's workshop. We will share case experiences, new resources, presentation and publication possibilities including submitting your cases online, and additional insights. Introduction to the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium: Resources for Collaborative Problem Solving in the Undergraduate Classroom Monday 1.5 hours Join us as we explore online BioQUEST resources including modeling and simulations, tools, visual datasets, problem spaces, investigative cases, and workshop projects.

BQ Home PageIntroduction to the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate biology and engages in the collaborative development of curricula.


Avian Influenza - New Strategies for Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

The international Commission on Biology Education (CBE) argues that global biology education influences "almost all our activities, from inception to the grave" and "will require profound decisions with respect to the ethical, legal, social, cultural, educational, and developmental issues that are sure to arise, affecting our personal lives and society in ways that we have never experienced before.” (Vohra 2000)

OER CommonsThis session focuses on the increasing probability of an Avian Influenza pandemic, from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will explore an an online collaborative workspace at The Open Educational Resources site. Open Educational Resources, or OER, offer new ways to engage with shared learning content.  OER Commons is a teaching and learning network of shared materials, from K through college, from algebra to zoology, open to all to use. The site integrates OnLine resources for interdisciplinary problem solving

Participants will work in groups, explore diverse online resources from multiple disciplines, and construct integrated resources for undergraduate learning and teaching about Avian Influenza.

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Avian Flu Problem Space


    1. Discussion for Avian Flu Problem Space
    2. Introduction to Interdisciplinary Problem Solving


General Avian Flu Sites

Bird Flu Tool at BBC Onlinehttp://pandemicflu.gov/
Department of Health and Human Services   One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.

Centers for Disease Control   Avian Influenza Infection in Humans

World Health Organization   Avian influenza frequently asked questions

Public Health    Avian Influenza Frequently asked questions

1918 Pandemic Stories

The Great Pandemic of 1918: State by State

Audio http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/107
“There Wasn’t a Mine Runnin’ a Lump O’ Coal”: A Kentucky Coal Miner Remembers the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919

Video http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/influenza/sfeature/index.html
About the Film "Influenza 1918"

Avian Flu Images













Additional Sites

Teach The Earth
Using visualizations and datasets and models, interactive lectures, fields labs, quantitative literacy, petrology, structural geology, designing courses and much more

Action Bioscience
ActionBioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy. the web site provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching.

Protein Data Bank
The Protein Data Bank is a worldwide archive of three dimensional structural data of biological macromolecules. The PDB collects, validates, and distributes as widely as possible the experimental models of proteins. The management of the PDB is the responsibility of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB). The vision of the RCSB is to create a resource based on the most modern technology that facilitates the use and analysis of structural data and thus creates an enabling resource for biological research. The RCSB PDB is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.

NCBI Education


Biology Workbench
http://workbench.sdsc.edu       Getting Started with the Biology Workbench (PDF)
The Biology WorkBench is a web-based resource for analyzing and visualizing molecular data developed at NCSA (the National Center for Supercomputing Applications). Undergoing continued development at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the innovative Biology WorkBench integrates access to many tools within a simple graphical user interfacse.Database searching is integrated with access to a wide variety of analysis and modeling tools, all within a point and click interface that eliminates file format compatibility problems.

Case It!
Case It! is a National Science Foundation-sponsored project initiated by members of the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and based at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Michigan State University. The goal is to provide a framework for collaborative case-based learning in molecular biology using interactive computer simulations, and to have high school and university students from around the world participate via Internet conferencing.

The ConSurf Server
Server for identification of functional regions in proteins.


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