Workshops

Fall 2010 Workshop:

The SYMBIOSIS annual meeting will coincide with the ASTE 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting on September 23-25 in Johnson City, TN ASTE


Summer 2008 Workshop:


This 3-day, all expenses paid, hands-on workshop will explore the Symbiosis project from a number of different angles, including

  • Symbiosis I :  (IBMS 1100) The Integration of Biology and Elementary Statistics

  • Symbiosis II: (IBMS 1200) The Integration of Biology and Calculus I

  • Laboratory Experiences:  Data Collection and Statistical Analysis

  • Symbiosis III (IBMS 1300):  The Integration of Biology and Discrete Math/Informatics.  

The Symbiosis Curriculum is module-based (see list of modules on the right), with each module consisting of approximately 9 lectures and 2 lab, with supporting supplementary and assessment materials.  The modular form allows the curriculum to scale to your courses needs -- as a full course, using only select modules, or even using select "mini-modules" extracted from the modules themselves. 

This workshop introduces and explores all these possibilities, and your feedback will be both welcomed and solicited.  In fact, transportation, meals, and lodging are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute via a grant supporting the development and dissemination of the Symbiosis Project.

Tentative Schedule:                 
Day 1 6:00 - 7:00 Welcome Banquet:

(Thurs)

7:00 - 8:00 Overview of the Symbiosis Project
      
Day 2 8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Refreshments

(Fri)

9:00 - 10:00 Symbiosis I: Biology with Statistics and Precalculus
  10:30 - 11:30 Symbiosis I Laboratory Experiences
  11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Discussion: Symbiosis I at your Institution
  1:15 - 2:30 Symbiosis II:  Biology and Calculus Integrated
  3:00 - 4:00 Symbiosis II Laboratory Experiences
  4:00 - 5:00 Working Session on Symbiosis I and II
  6:00 - 7:00 Dinner and Discussion
         
Day 3 9:00 - 10:00 Active Learning in Symbiosis

(Sat)

10:30 - 12:00 Applets, Active Learning tools, and other Supplements
  12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  1:15 - 2:15 Overview of Symbiosis III
  2:45 - 3:45 Hands on Exploration of Some Exemplary Materials from Symbiosis
  4:00 - 5:00 Getting Started: Symbiosis Modules, Mini-modules, or other Materials
  6:00 - 8:00 Dinner and Discussion: Beyond Symbiosis