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Workshops for Teachers

Mountain Satellite Office: STEM to Your Doorstep (K-12)

February 2, 2022 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Join us to explore various types of probes, technologies, and software to enhance STEM in your school. We will also explore how to integrate STEM into your specific curriculum. Participants are eligible to check out the equipment for free.

Literacy and STEM (Part I)- Mountain Office

March 14, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Integrate literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines.

MORE Literacy and STEM (Part II)- Mountain Office

March 15, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will be a combination of STEM learning experiences infused with literacy strategies. Can be taken as a stand alone or follow up to Part I.

EVEN MORE Literacy and STEM (Part III)- Mountain Office

March 16, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session, we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM. The day will focus on infographics and how to enhance student’s non-literary text comprehension. Can be taken as a stand-alone or follow up to Part I and Part II.

Epigenetics- Mountain Office

March 22, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Participants will build their own knowledge of epigenetics and how to weave the topic into their lessons. Through experiential activities, learn about the latest research and the connection between our environment and our genetics.

Beyond COVID: Teaching about Pandemics- Mountain Office

March 29, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Participants will learn how to help students better understand current events through lessons that explore biotechnology, literacy, and microbiology. Engage in hands-on activities, like identifying if a virus is the common cold, flu, or coronavirus, and investigate whether we should wear masks or how vaccines work.

Synthetic Biology Teacher Workshop

July 25-29, 2022

Thomas Hall, NC State University's Central Campus, Raleigh, NC

This five-day-long workshop is for current high school biology teachers or pre-service science education majors (juniors or seniors) who plan to teach high school biology. This professional development opportunity will provide hands-on training in basic recombinant DNA technology and synthetic biology.