2012 BioQUEST Workshop: Making a Difference with Data

June 16-22, 2012  at Goucher College  in Baltimore, MD

Data is at the center of doing science.

The learning environments we create must prominently feature data if we wish to provide learners with real opportunities to engage in scientific practices in our curriculum.  E-science, open data repositories, and online visualization and analysis tools have lowered the technical barriers to bringing data-rich science into our classrooms. However, we need new curricular and instructional strategies to help us use these resources effectively.

Join us for a week of exploring new models and ideas for creating data centric classrooms. Learn from others who are teaching with research data and develop collaborations and materials that will change your courses.

Session I –Data Literacy through Modeling Led by Gretchen Koch-Noble from Goucher College.

Session II – DryadLab: Ecology and Evolution Curricula Linked to Archived Research Data
Led by Kristin Jenkins, Sam Donovan and Rob Swanson

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Session III – Using Geo-referenced Animal Observations for Inquiry
Led by Colleen McLinn and Ileana Betancourt from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

The 2012 BioQUEST Summer Curriculum Development Workshop will bring together a diverse community of innovative biology educators to share existing projects and collaboratively develop new resources around teaching with data. This year’s workshop will feature the citizen science data and tools from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, curriculum around research data sets from the Dryad data repository at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, strategies for developing spreadsheet modeling and simulation tools, and more.