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March 10, 2010

By hammersmith

Act now to attend nation’s premier bioscience education training program for teachers


The Biotechnology Institute is accepting applications for the 2010 National Biotechnology Teacher-Leader Program, the nation’s premier training program for teachers who want to bring state of-the-art biotechnology education to their classroom!


Application deadline is March 31!


What: The Biotechnology Institute’s National Biotechnology Teacher-Leader Program, a five-day hands-on training program offering teaching strategies linked to education and skills standards.  The program tuition includes:


·        Sessions that incorporate standards-based biotechnology into the curriculum

·        Best Practices Day with exemplary sessions from around the world

·        Networking with colleagues and industry leaders

·        Full convention access to the BIO International Convention

·        Special events with renowned scientists

·        Visits to biotechnology companies

·        Certification as a Teacher-Leader in biotechnology education  

·        All materials, books, and supplies

·        Airfare

·        Downtown Chicago lodging

·        Attendance to the Biotechnology Education Banquet

·        One year of individual membership in the Biotechnology Institute


Who is eligible: Educators at middle schools, high schools, and two-year colleges who are actively engaged in teaching students life science and biotechnology.


When: Friday, April 30-May 4, 2010, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

How to Attend: Most participants are sponsored by their school districts or organizations and corporations in their communities.  Teachers are responsible for finding their own sponsorship, although sponsorship guidance and group discounts are available.  The Institute has a limited number of scholarships available.   For consideration, please submit a full registration packet to the Biotechnology Institute. For assistance with sponsorship, please contact Scott May, [email protected], 571.527-3256.  The program fee is $5,500. 


For more information and an application, visit