Industry Immersion: The BIG IDEA

  • General Biotechnology

Industry Immersion: The BIG IDEA

Industry Immersion: The BIG IDEA
  • Central Region
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Tuesday to Thursday
July 18 to July 20, 2017

To solidify the connections between public education classrooms and industry, BioNetwork has created the IDEA (Industry Driven Educational Activities) series of workshops for educators. These workshops provide the participants with a tour of an advanced manufacturing site, a related and standards based activity for their classroom, and the opportunity to develop new industry based lessons/activities in a collaborative environment. Typically, these workshops are a single day event, however, due to their popularity we have created this expanded three-day workshop called the BIG IDEA.

By the end of the workshop you’ll have toured multiple industry sites, spoken directly with industry representative, and be well prepared to talk to your students about advanced manufacturing and the types of careers that are available to them right here in their own backyards!

This workshop is open to all but will be of most interest to community college faculty as well as K12 CTE and science teachers.

Workshop will run Tuesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

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Registration is only $75.

Workshop Objectives

  • Explore the fundamental scientific concepts underlying biotechnology and the relevant laboratory techniques that test those concepts.
  • Providing effective methods/lesson plans that integrate multidisciplinary science into course curricula per applicable standards.

Participants will

Participants will:

  • go home with over $ 60 in classroom supplies
  • earn 2.0 CEUs
  • receive a copy of all workshop materials
  • be provided lunch and refreshments daily
  • be eligible for lodging assistance (subject to approval- please inquire at

Lead Instructor

Courtney Behrle, M.Ed.

Courtney is BioNetwork's Central Region Engagement Coordinator. She has a BS in marine biology from UNCW, a MEd in science education, and is currently in the final stages of a PhD in science education. She considers herself many things at once: informal educator, science curriculum designer, researcher, outdoor enthusiast, biology nerd and life-long learner. She is passionate, adventurous, and young at heart. She enjoys sharing her passions for science and learning and wants to inspire people of all ages, especially our youth, to eagerly engage in the natural world around them.

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