Biotechnology in the Classroom Training for Teachers

Tuesday, March 5

This week marked the exciting conclusion of our Biotechnology in the Classroom Training for teachers! Janie Butler led a dynamic group of 8 teachers that brought enthusiasm and energy to the table, diving into the exciting world of integrating industry innovations into their classrooms with the help of LabXchange. This training will impact 770 Colorado students. Huge shoutout to our awesome guest speakers, Rukshika Hewawasam from Corden Pharma and Gregory Terho from Somalogic, whose insights enriched the training experience. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Medtronic Foundation for their support, which made this endeavor possible!

Throughout the course, high school science educators explored biology labs and lessons, providing a gateway for students into the field of biotechnology. With a curriculum designed to offer insights into the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE) and highlight its significance for students, participants gained invaluable knowledge about emerging trends in biotech research and uncovered career opportunities for their students. Through the use of online resources, teachers explore techniques for conducting labs in a manner that prioritizes safety and sustainability. Featuring presentations from local guest speakers associated with bioscience companies based in Colorado, the course offered authentic perspectives and practical insights, ensuring a rich and engaging learning experience.

Thank you to the Medtronic Foundation for your generous support providing access to STEM education and supporting Colorado educators.