Are you a STEM educator interested in plant biology?
Do you want your classroom to connect with world-class researchers?
Would you like to create curriculum based on the latest discoveries in life sciences?

Join scientists and educators from across the nation to explore the connections among the plant sciences, agriculture, bioenergy, biotechnology, environment, genetics, and your classroom!

The Boyce Thompson Institute’s Curriculum Development Projects in Plant Biology program – a weeklong intensive professional development opportunity for 7-12th grade and community college science teachers, and informal science educators- will be held July 18-22, 2016 at BTI, located on Cornell University’s campus in beautiful Ithaca, NY.
Learn and design new plant-based curriculum that integrates into STEM courses and aligns with NGSS standards.

Curriculum Topics and Projects will include:
·      Algae and Biodiesel
·      Biotechnology and U.S. Agriculture
·      Epigenetics
·      Plant-Insect Interactions
·      Virus Biology
·      Research in the Classroom

Teachers interested in bringing scientific discovery and inquiry-based learning to the classroom are encouraged to apply. Selected teachers will receive access to BTI’s Classroom Experiment Kits, Lesson Plans, and Faculty Expertise.

On-campus housing, some meals, a travel award, and stipend will be provided to teachers who successfully complete the program. Up to 70 professional development credit hours can be provided.

Learn more and apply today!

Becky Sims
Teaching Lab Coordinator
Boyce Thompson Institute
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Elizabeth Frangella, Ed.D
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum