Using Bioinformatics Data and Tools to Engage Students in Problem Solving: A Curriculum Development Workshop
Are you interested in incorporating research data and tools into your undergraduate biology course? Join us for a workshop that focuses on strategies for bringing bioinformatics resources, data visualization tools, and an interdisciplinary perspective to teaching and learning biology. The program will feature a series of opportunities to get hands-on experience working with publicly accessible research data to solve biological problems, supplemented with research talks by local speakers. Focus areas will include strategies for teaching with big datasets, using proteomics and functional genomics resources, visually exploring data, and accessing online databases. You will also have the chance to work collaboratively to create a curriculum project for use in your own teaching.
The workshop will be led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a 25-year biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula. The workshop will feature data and analysis resources from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and will be co-presented with staff from EBI. This workshop is co-hosted by SCALE-IT, an IGERT program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).
If you have questions or difficulties filling out or submitting the registration form, please contact: Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ksturner_at_nimbios.org or (865) 974-9364.
Full details regarding this event can be found here: http://www.nimbios.org/education/WS_curriculum_dev2013