Are you a high school educator teaching biology in Indiana? Would you like new innovative activities and experiments to enrich your students’ conceptual understanding of biology? We can help. Apply for the five-day virtual Biology Summer Institute at the Indiana University Department of Biology.
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Virtual Biology Summer Institute
At the virtual Biology Summer Institute, you can learn about ongoing research in our labs and work with five different research labs on activities to use in your classroom.
Mentors of participating biology laboratories provide a general introduction to their research programs and host live interactive training sessions on project designs for your students. The Department of Biology helps provide the supplies necessary for you to conduct the designed activities from your home.
The Biology Summer Institute connects you and your students to ongoing research in our department, increasing students’ general understanding of biology. Simultaneously, the program provides you, as a teacher, with an opportunity to learn about the latest research in multiple biology research areas and to develop novel tools to motivate and educate your students. The program also offers you the chance to deepen your collaborations with individual IU Biology faculty, which could lead to further collaboration through National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (NSF RET) grants.