As a campus, we must work towards shared values of diversity and equity that maximize the success and inclusion of all students. BSI strives to make science a more welcoming and inclusive space where everyone has the opportunity to bring their diverse perspectives to solving the scientific challenges of our time.
From 1989-2018, BSI offered opportunities for teachers that provided resources, updates in scientific research, and connections to the scientific community.
BSI Teacher Workshops
BSI is no longer able to offer our longest-running outreach program, Teacher Workshops. For nearly 30 years (1989-2018) these workshops and courses served thousands of teachers and exponentially many more K-12 students. BSI enjoyed collaborating on content with many CU faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers over these many years, including scientists from more than a dozen CU departments. The hands-on lessons and inquiry-based curriculum developed will be used by teachers for years to come, enriching students’ life science education in innumerable ways.
While BSI is no longer able to offer teacher workshops, we are grateful to all who participated and their dedication to inspiring future generations of scientists.
Ready... Set... Science!
The RSS workshop series and mentoring program taught by the A-TEAM (Accomplished Teachers Educating and Mentoring) is no longer being offered by BSI. The RSS program enjoyed 15 wonderful years and was a great resource for novice teachers in developing their classroom skills.
BSI is grateful to the A-TEAM members for their support and thoughtfulness in mentoring the newest generation of teachers: Shaun Armour, Jo Smith, Tim Henson, Cynthia Bleskan, Dawn Schankweiler, and Scott Schankweiler. Their efforts had a far-reaching impact for students and hopefully the teacher participants in the RSS program will pay it forward to future teachers.
ScienceLIVE offers K-12 students and teachers web-based curriculum focused on field research, including engaging videos and lesson plans developed with scientists and that use actual scientific data. While BSI is no longer able to develop new lessons with ScienceLIVE, the previously developed BSI lessons continue to exist on the ScienceLIVE website, including: Pikas, Mountain Pine Beetles, Camera Trapping, Bees, Alpine Hydrology, and Chickadee Hybridization.
A note to teachers: Please add ScienceLIVE to your bookmarks and if you have any questions, please contact Peter Erb at ScienceLIVE.