ABE Pittsburgh is proud to partner with LabXchange to provide new virtual learning opportunities for ABE teachers. This modular series of PD courses provides a range of facilitated and unfacilitated experiences to support teacher learning wherever they are. 

Lab 1: Tools of the Trade—Pipetting

This course is designed to introduce new ABE teachers to the ABE community and curriculum. It is intended as a pre-workshop before hands-on lab training and kit sign-out. Teachers gain an understanding of the history, structure, key concepts, and central lab techniques included in the ABE curriculum, the content and skills in each lab, support for student inquiry, and connections to cutting- edge technologies and discoveries. 

For this virtual PD course teachers will be loaned a full set of micropipettes and pipetting practice materials to gain hands on experience. Once materials are returned in good condition teachers will receive a certificate of completion, automatic admission to in person professional development at The Citizen Science Lab, and a stipend.

 

When: Begins April 17, 2021

Application: March 15–April 5, 2021

Kit Distribution: April 6–April 10, 2021... Pickup @ South Hills Location or Delivery.

 

Virtual Course Outline

Days 1–5: Monday, April 12–Friday, April 16, 2021

Asynchronous Training via LabXchange

 

Day 6: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10AM–12PM EST (90–120 minutes)

Mandatory Facilitated ABE Overview and Live Pipette Training
 

Joining the ABE Community

  • Welcome to ABE
  • What is ABE?
  • Applications of the ABE Program to real-world research
  • Where your classroom fits in
  • Facilitated hands-on pipetting practice
  • Using pipettes and laminate pipette practice sheets

 

Are you looking to introduce biotechnology to your classroom while engaging with your students in a blended learning pattern? 

Teachers will gain an understanding  of the history, structure, key concepts, and central lab techniques included in the ABE curriculum, the content and skills in each lab, support for student inquiry, and connections to cutting -edge technology and discoveries. Teachers can participate  in optional guided planning time to align ABE to their own course sequence and standards.

For this virtual PDI course teachers will be loaned a full set of micro pipettes and pipetting practice materials to gain hands on experience. Once materials are returned in good condition teachers will receive a certificate of completion, automatic admission to in person professional development at The Citizen Science Lab, and a stipend.

Register and join the ABE Pittsburgh community now!! Learn foundational biotechnology skills and gain curriculum to implement in your classroom as soon as it is safe!

  • Applicant Qualifications/Active Registration details:
    • High School STEM teacher in the Pittsburgh area (Allegheny County), specializing in biology/chemistry
    • Explanation of how ABE curriculum can supplement their current curriculum, short answer format
    • Teacher Name, address, phone number, personal email and school (work) associated email address
    • Current School, address, and administrative email and phone number
    • Years at current school, name and grade levels of classes taught
    • Total number of students taught which will receive ABE in the classroom
    • Do they have any reach to underrepresented student populations, if so describe the population.
    • Teacher certification document upload, required
    • All other teaching and STEM certifications
    • Established Lab Xchange account. Link to create an account here: https://www.labxchange.org/sign-up, will be verified before PD begins
    • Conformation/Signature on document stating that all items marked for return to lab after PD are returned, undamaged in a timely matter w/in 14 days of completing PDI.