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MiniOne System-Free PD Training

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Southern California Biotechnology Center (SCBC) and the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) will be hosting a free PCR workshop (morning session) and a Foodborne Outbreak Investigation training (afternoon session) on Saturday, September 24th 9-4 p.m.  Both workshops will use the MiniOne System. Come for one or both sessions for more labs that complement the Amgen Biotech Experience. For example, you may want to implement Amgen Lab 1 with the MiniOne System- attending one of the sessions would be a great way to familiarize yourself with the equipment.

Sign-up at: biotech@workforce.org and let us know which training session you would like to attend.

Additional Information:

Location:

San Diego Miramar College, Science Building S5-102

10440 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA

 

Agenda:

Morning Session (9am start time)

1) PCR featuring MiniOne System*

2) SCBC/Amgen Biotech Experience Updates

Lunch 12-1pm

Afternoon Session (1pm start time)

1) Foodborne Outbreak Investigation: Bad Food at a Good Party*

2) Analyzing PCR Results

Please note while free training will be provided there is a fee for implementing the PCR and Foodborne Outbreak Labs with your students.

$50 per class of 40 students for the PCR consumables

$120 fee per class (10 groups of students) for the Foodborne Outbreak Investigation

 

Careers in Biotechnology-CA Community Colleges

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Learn more about job opportunities in biotechnology through the CA Community Colleges.

Sept. 24 FREE Salk DNA Kit Workshop

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DNA Activity Kit Training on September 24th at San Diego Miramar College.

Morning and Afternoon sessions available.

Email biotech@workforce.org to reserve your spot. Limited spots available.

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Oct. 8th-“WhoDunnit” Forensic Lab Workshop

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Receive training on Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Lab 1 with a forensic twist. The “WhoDunnit” Workshop is for new teachers looking to expand their science curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques.  Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute held during the summer. To sign-up email: Erika Arangure at biotech@workforce.org.

At this workshop you will learn:

1) Learn new lab curriculum using biotechnology tools to solve a crime

2) Receive free reagents and check out the required equipment from Grossmont College

3) Collaborate with teachers from all around SD County

Location: MiraCosta College, Oceanside CA

Date: October 8, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

 

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2016 Biotech Workshops for Teachers

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Calendar of Upcoming Teacher Workshops
July 6-14, 2016
LSSI-Amgen Teacher Program, Miramar College
Community College and High School Science Teachers will be trained on the Amgen Biotech Experience curriculum. Summer cohort is full.

 

August 13, 2016
LSSI Alumni Workshop, Miramar College
Open to previously trained LSSI teachers. Workshop will include an review of the Amgen Biotech Curriculum, share best practices, and open lab session. Spots still available

August 15, 2016

Industry Visit to J Craig Venter Institute

Open to all previously trained LSSI teachers.  Visit will include a tour of the facility and hands-on workshop with Dr. Sujal Phadke. Workshop will teach the Avida-Ed software that can be used to teach biology evolution and the scientific method. Spots still available

September 10, 2016    
WhoDunnit Lab Workshop, Grossmont College 
Learn new lab curriculum using biotechnology tools to solve a crime. Spots still available

September 24, 2016      
LSSI Alumni Workshop, Location TBD
Open to previously trained LSSI teachers. Workshop will include an review of the Amgen Biotech Curriculum, share best practices, and open lab session. Spots still available

October 8, 2016    
WhoDunnit Lab Workshop, Miracosta College
Learn new lab curriculum using biotechnology tools to solve a crime. Spots still available

To RSVP for a workshop, please contact Erika Aranguré, biotech@workforce.org

2016 LSSI-Amgen Teacher Program

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Application now open for the 2016 LSSI-Amgen Teacher Program.

Program dates: July 6-14, 2016 at San Diego Miramar College

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2016

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/sd_lssi/teacherapplication 

 

Key Program Features:

  • $500 one-time stipend for implementation of one or more labs in a classroom located within San Diego County during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Teachers may use of the following LSSI-Amgen Distribution Centers: San Diego Miramar College, Mira Costa College, or Mt. San Jacinto College.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Option to purchase continuing education units from Cal State San Marcos Extended

    Learning.

  • Visit biotechnology companies and interact with science professionals.
  • Receive on-going support for curriculum implementation, including loaner equipment and supplies.
  • Learn first-hand biotech techniques that are being used by scientists in the field of biotechnology using the Amgen Biotech Experience (A.B.E.) Curriculum (amgenbiotechexperience.com).
  • Must be teaching lab-based courses in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences at a public or private high school or community college within San Diego County.
  • Must be able to provide their own transportation each day of the program.
  • Must agree to implement new A.B.E curriculum in their classroom during the approaching school year and in subsequent years with the support of supplies, equipment, and program staff from Southern California Biotechnology Center.

Questions:
Email: Biotech@workforce.org

Web: http://www.matsc.org/Externships.htm

 

Register today-“WhoDunit” Intro. Workshop

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LSSI “Whodunit” Introductory Workshop

 Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hosted at Miracosta College

8:30-12:00pm

RSVP by Email: Biotech@workforce.org

Receive training on Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Lab 1 with a forensic science focus. The “Whodunit” Workshop is for new science teachers looking to expand their curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques.

ABE Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute to be held summer 2016. Save the date: July 6-14, 2016

  • Hands-on training
  • Access to loaner equipment and free supplies
  • Priority acceptance to summer PD program

 

For more information, please contact:

Erika, Project Coordinator

biotech@workforce.org

619.228.2920

www.sdbioteched.org

Twitter: @SD_LSSI

 

Upcoming Workshops-Save the date

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LSSI Alumni Workshop and NGSS Discussion

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at San Diego Workforce Partnership

10:00-3:00pm

To register, email: Biotech@workforce.org

The Amgen Program Office will be in California conducting focus groups that will help them gain insight about teacher’s knowledge and implementation of the NGSS as well as what resources will be helpful to them. The San Diego site was selected as a target audience and we will be hosting this session at San Diego Workforce Partnership’s office.

A $25 gift card will be provided for your participation and feedback. Lunch will also be provided.

 

 

LSSI “Whodunit” Introductory Workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Miracosta College

8:30-12:00pm

Register at: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/sd-lssi-introductory-abe-workshop

Receive training on ABE lab 1 with a forensic twist. The Who Done it Workshop is for new teachers looking to expand their science curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques.  Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute held during the summer.

 

 

LSSI Alumni Workshop

Saturday, January 30, 2016

8:30-5pm

Register at: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/lssi-workshop-veteran-teachers

Come and meet with past LSSI alumni teachers and receive an overview of the Amgen Biotech Experience labs 1-6.  Lunch will be provided.

Save the Date-Upcoming ABE Workshops

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LSSI Alumni Workshop

Saturday, November 14thPostponed. Please check back for date/time.

Register at: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/san-diego-lssi-veteran-teacher-workshop

Come and meet with past LSSI alumni teachers and receive an overview of the Amgen Biotech Experience labs 1-6.  Lunch will be provided.

LSSI “Whodunit” Introductory Workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2015 at Miracosta College

Register at: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/sd-lssi-introductory-abe-workshop

Receive training on ABE lab 1 with a forensic twist. The Who Done it Workshop is for new teachers looking to expand their science curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques.  Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute held during the summer.

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Foodborne Outbreak Lab Workshop hosted by Embi Tec + Miramar College

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Embi Tec, a local biotechnology company in partnership with Miramar College would like you to attend a Foodborne Outbreak Lab workshop that you can teach the Scientific Method in your classroom with your students.

We’d like you to participate in this pilot lab and give us some feedback to help us ensure that this curriculum and lab is in alignment with inquiry based learning for high school students.

 

What:      Foodborne Outbreak Lab

Where:    Miramar College, 10440 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA

                Science Building, Room S5-102

When:     Saturday September 26th, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Breakfast will be provided, so please RSVP with Pauline at: pauline_cheng@theminione.com by September 23rd 2015.