The faculty and staff of Madison CollegeandCity College of San Francisco are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors. This year MC and CCSF have partnered to bring comprehensive curriculum in both human and mouse stem cell systems. The course will be taught three times, at two different locations in an effort to make it available to as many instructors as possible.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY:
The EMERGING STEM CELL TECHNOLOGIES Academy is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project (DUE 1501553) designed to provide hands-on experiences and instructional training necessary for teachers to incorporate stem cell technologies into their own classrooms. The Academy will be taught by a team of nationally recognized biotechnology educators led by Dr. Thomas Tubon and Dr. Robert DelVecchio.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This academy will cover:
Routine maintenance and culturing of stem cells
Mouse models of stem cell differentiation
Light and epifluorescence microscopy
PCR-based gene expression profiling for germ layer analysis
Methods for directed differentiation from pluripotent cultures
Emerging technologies including genomic editing in stem cells (CRISPR/CAS9)
3D Cell Culturing Systems for Tissue Engineering
Classroom integration of instructional materials and tips for coursework and cost sustainability
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
Funding from the National Science Foundation provide teachers with generous stipends of $500 to offset the costs of travel.
Limited support for lodging may be provided during the workshop.
Comprehensive professionally prepared curriculum will be provided to take back to the classroom.
This academy will be offered at three different times.