Targeting Central Dogma Learning Objectives with SARS-CoV-2 Animations
To accommodate educators' schedules, this workshop will be offered twice. Workshop content will be the same at both sessions.
- Session 1: Friday, May 14, 1:00–2:00 PM EDT
- Session 2: Tuesday, May 18, 8:00–9:00 PM EDT
Recent events highlight how an understanding of basic science informs important decisions that we make as individuals and members of society. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, provides the opportunity to address concepts involving viral replication, gene expression, and mutation in a timely and relevant context. This workshop will demonstrate how to use HHMI BioInteractive resources including our SARS-CoV-2 animations to teach students about the Central Dogma. Modeling synchronous online instruction, we will guide participants through building connections between basic biology learning objectives and the mechanisms behind SARS-CoV-2 replication, testing, and vaccine strategies, as well as how students can apply these in their everyday lives.
This workshop is for undergraduate (general or non-majors biology) and AP Biology educators. Strategies for synchronous online instruction will be modeled and suggestions for asynchronous online instruction will be provided.
- The workshop will be hosted via Zoom meeting.
- Our workshops actively engage participants and often feature small group work in breakout rooms to build community, foster discussion, and model classroom practice.
- Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation and access to the free BioInteractive resources modeled in the workshop.
Live transcript will be available in the main Zoom meeting room. If you require live transcription in the breakout rooms, or any other accommodations in order to fully participate in the workshop, please indicate this on the registration form.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
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