Bioscience

Sign up by Jan. 15 for online course for secondary school science teachers

January 9, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

BIOC 623c, 3-units of graduate credit, is an online course for secondary school science teachers. Taught by instructors Jim Ware, M.S. and Lisa Rezende, Ph.D., this course will focus on recent advances in the understanding of basic biology and on new applications in cellular and molecular aspects of biology. It begins on Wednesday, January 16, taking place over 15 weeks. Online assignments will include weekly discussions, activities, and quizzes, as well as a variety of written assignments.

Courtesy of the AZ-Start grant funded by Science Foundation Arizona, in-service Arizona teachers who enroll in this online course will receive a $600 scholarship towards the cost of the course ($1,064.50). You would be responsible for $464.50 plus a $25 application fee (if necessary). To register, contact Ellie Warder at warder@u.arizona.edu or 520-621-5903 by January 15, 2008.

Background: For 17 years, the Modeling Instruction Program has been helping teachers attain knowledge and skills needed to benefit their students. Modeling Instruction is the only high school science program recognized as Exemplary by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information about the program, contact Jane Jackson, Co-Director, Modeling Instruction Program, P.O. Box 871504, Department of Physics, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287, 480-965-8438; http://modeling.asu.edu