Teachers will attend a 90-hour summer workshop where they will be learning biology modeling from a student perspective as they are led through ONLS-S-aligned basic biology models (e.g. Life, Population Interactions, Evolution) and engage in the inquiry based modeling activities and integrated engineering projects.
Teachers will also be exposed to research articles on biology, biology education and engineering education and reflect on how these new ideas can be used in their classrooms in group discussions.
Finally, teachers will be exposed to cutting edge research through interactions with Ohio State University researchers and visits to research labs and sites. All lectures given by researchers will be video recorded and available on the project website.