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Teaching Neuroscience: A Backyard Brains Workshop (Free for Educators)

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Teaching Neuroscience: A Workshop with Backyard Brains (BYB)

This workshop is free with a refundable deposit. Attendance at the event is required to receive deposit. Please contact the event organizer through Eventbrite if you have additional questions.



Thinking about including Neuroscience in your current life science, biology, anatomy and physiology, or AP biology course? Or perhaps you are thinking about starting a stand-alone Neuroscience course? Whichever it is, please join us for an all-day workshop featuring the unveiling of the first module of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Project-Based Neuroscience curriculum from Backyard Brains (BYB).

Neuron SpikerBox attached to a mobile phone


This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school (6-12) life science teachers.

We will work on parts of the curriculum using BYB’s new neuroscience tools. BYB tools and resources open the world of authentic, neuroscience investigations to all of our students. Science is about questions and this curriculum is driven by questions--student-generated questions.


Investigations are student-driven

Like the philosophy of DIY Neuroscience, teachers will work with a draft of the first curriculum module, along with the new spiker boxes and learn how to adapt the curriculum to their own classroom. Since it is a draft, we hope to learn from you the kind of things that we need to do to improve the curriculum to work best in your classroom. Our goal is to provide you a curriculum to help your students meet or exceed NGSS standards when appropriate but at the same time have the flexibility to help guide your instruction in an AP Biology class or a stand-alone Neuroscience class--a tall order but possible with your help.

Hope to see you there!


Neuron SpikerBox


Schedule

  • 8:30 - 9: Arrival
  • 9 - 12: Introduction activity and curriculum overview
  • 12 - 12:30 Lunch (included)
  • 12:30 - 2:45: Group work, Spiker Boxes, lesson presentations
  • 2:45 - 3:15 - Assessment and Conclusion


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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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