Description: Unique opportunity for a mentored leadership role with the Biocore 384 teaching team including Janet Batzli, Michelle Harris, Seth McGee, and teaching post-doc Anna Kowalkowski in a fantastic program. The Biocore program at UW-Madison offers honors Biology students an authentic, inquiry-based curriculum integrating Biology content, research, communication, and collaboration as well as outreach and leadership opportunities. Opportunities for Spring 2021 might include one of the following, depending on the intern’s interests, background and availability:
* Assist with the development of online cell biology labs broadly, with a TAR project focusing on taking primary responsibility for adapting, guest teaching and evaluating curriculucum for a single week of lab (4 three hour lab sections + 50 min. discussion sections for each lab section).
* Contribute to a research project on the self- and peer-assessment of effective collaborative small group work, updating an existing Group Effort Analysis (GEA) with aspects of inclusion, equity and cultural humility. The TAR project might focus on brief activities teaching studies how to use the GEA, how to develop these skills, and what these skills look like group work.
Institution: UW Madison
Department(s): Biology Core Curriculum (Biocore)
Intern background needed: Strong teaching experience, preferably in undergraduate STEM cellular/molecular biology/ genetics lab courses. Background or interest in inquiry-based teaching approaches.
Course: Biocore 384 (Cell Biology Lab)
Course info: See https://biocore.wisc.edu/semester-2/
Course time/day (spring 2021): four 3-hour lab sections/week (Tues/Thurs 8:50-11:50am, Tues/Wed 1:20-4:20pm)
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