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High School Mentoring

High schools serve an important role in the biotech ecosystem by  introducing students to the principals of biotechnology and giving them practice in basic skills like pipetting and running gels.  Many high schools are also partner with community colleges to offer dual credit courses.  These courses can be taken at a high school for college credit.

To learn more about the AC2 Bio-Link Teacher Mentoring Network, please check out AC2 Bio-Link Biotech Mentor Teacher Network and subscribe to updates. 

Also, be sure to visit the AC2 Bio-Link HS Teacher Facebook group.

Community Events: 

Mon, Jul 22 2019 to Fri, Jul 26 2019

Purpose: The purpose of this short course is to introduce teachers to the online curriculum and provide teachers with hands-on biotechnology experience.

  • Designed to give science and technology high school teachers in the state of Texas an opportunity to obtain certification for teaching advanced biotechnology as a course for science credit. The online curriculum will provide teachers with an overview of the biotechnology field and an introduction to the latest information and discoveries in biotechnology.
  • Learn about the tools, foundational science, and applications of biotechnology;
  • Encourage student and teacher interest in relevant science, technology, and careers;
  • Support the new CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Biotechnology  1 and Biotechnology 2 in alignment with ACC Articulated Biology 1414/1415, Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BACE preparation/training/info 

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Mon, Jul 29 2019 to Fri, Aug 2 2019

The Algae Summer Science Institute (ASSI) is a program of The Algae Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting the power of algae to transform human society and the environment upon which it depends. This 5 day hands-on professional development program allows K-12 educators to experience an algae-based STEM curriculum.  The first half of the week focuses on algal education for teachers, the second half offers an intensive student learning opportunity.

The Algae Summer Science Institute offers participants:
● 5 days of K-12 STEM initiative ... Read more

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