January 13 - 14, 2020
The registration link for the training is now live. Space is limited.
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The tracks for the symposium are:
- Agricultural and Environmental Biology
- Cell Manufacturing and Industrial Manufacturing
- Research and Development
Lab activities within each track will be delivered in the context of that topic. You will also learn about skills needed in that industry and discuss how to implement them into your existing class activities.
Day 1 (January 13th)
Day one will begin with breakfast and a keynote speaker (TBA) to introduce the needs of Georgia's life sciences industry. You will then attend an Industry Fair where you will meet representatives from companies across the state. Employees will be present to discuss their path into the workplace and the skills that have proven vital to their success in industry. In the afternoon, you will break into your assigned cohorts to begin discussions as a cohort and perform one laboratory activity. The day will end with an industry-sponsored dinner and social.
Day 2 (January 14th)
Day two will be centered around laboratory activities in the cohorts. You will practice with at least two new labs and learn skills that can be incorporated into your preexisting curriculum. You will have time with your cohort to develop an action plan for implementing new activities and to brainstorm ways to incorporate skills into your lessons. At the end of the day, you will pick up supplies to take back to your classroom before heading home.
Benefits of Attending the Training
Labs and Activities
You will take away new laboratory experiments and activities to perform with your classes. These lessons will be focused on providing skills that align with industry needs for the track. Many labs may overlap between tracks, and you will have access to all lesson plans to find the most meaningful way to engage your students.
Connect with Industry
Day 1 of the symposium highlights Georgia life science industry and will feature an Industry Fair, similar to a career expo. You will visit tables with representatives from companies across Georgia to learn about careers at the companies and how you can help prepare students for their workforce.
You will be placed into cohorts grouped according to the four tracks. Each cohort will have a Master Teacher, who will deliver instruction for the laboratory experiments and activities. You will stay in contact with your cohort and your Master Teacher after the training to discuss how implementation is going and to get help when needed.
Materials and Stipend!
The Georgia BioEd Equipment Depot will provide you with materials to take back and perform the new labs in your classroom. Larger equipment will be available on loan from the Depot.
You will also receive a stipend totaling $500 at the end of the post-training evaluation period. This is for implementation of labs and giving feedback to Georgia BioEd about the training.
Spread the word!
The training is open to 7th-12th grade educators in rural schools who want to prepare their students for careers in Georgia's thriving life science industry. Download a shareable PDF flyer to the right!