Although this event is now over, please feel free to browse the links below
to familiarize yourself with the many valuable resources coming out of this workshop.
Session #27: Saturday July 19 8 am – 11 am
Investigative Cases in Agribusiness: Got Milk? (rBGH Labeling) Family Trees (Citrus Canker) and Feast to Famine (Potato Late Blight)
Please join us as we explore case-based biology modules designed for learners in two-year colleges. In this workshop, participants will use investigative case based learning strategies to probe rBGH labeling, citrus canker, and potato late blight.
We will work in small groups to pursue our own questions, explore internet resources including computational tools and databases, utilize simulations, and present our “solutions” as well as strategies and reasoning in a mini-poster session. At the end of the session, participants are invited to share insights and discuss strategies for implementing case-based teaching in their own classrooms.
Bioinformatics in the Curriculum: Forensics, HIV Sequence Data, and Evolution
Anyone with an internet connection now has access to the rich data
powerful tools used in the analysis of molecular sequences and structures.
The resulting challenge to educators is deciding how to engage students
Our approach to developing bioinformatics education materials emphasizes:
The workshop will feature both introductory activities and more open-ended
research investigations using HIV patient data sets. We will use several
on-line computational tools and resources including Biology WorkBench
(http://workbench.sdsc.edu/) in addition to hands on materials. At
the end of the session, participants are invited to share insights
and discuss strategies for implementing bioinformatics teaching in
their own classrooms.