H.S. teachers: sign up for ASU Computational Thinking in Biology course

January 3, 2009

By hammersmith

Biology is becoming increasingly a quantitative discipline, making more use of computational and mathematical models. Computational Biology is also of increasing importance to the Arizona economy. This new course, designed for teachers without extensive computer skills, provides a gentle introduction to the concepts and modeling tools available to teach biology at the secondary school level.

During the class, students will develop lesson plans, based on Arizona Dept. of Education Science Standards, to incorporate the tools and skills they acquire in daily classroom in secondary school life sciences courses. This course will be offered in a hybrid distance/in-person mode.  Attendance at ASU will be required only for two Saturday sessions at the beginning and end of the spring semester. 

Begins Saturday January 24, 2009
ASU – Tempe (Meets two Saturdays, with online meetings Monday nights)

All other course meetings and labs will be delivered via the internet at the scheduled course time (Monday evenings).  Three graduate credits will be awarded for the course.

See http://hpc.asu.edu/CompBioCourse.php for additional details. This course is being offered in conjunction with the ASU Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative, the Shodor Foundation and the iPlant Collaborative.