Free Biology Professional Development for Teachers

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on August 31, 2015

You are invited to a free PD session for high school biology teachers and middle school science teachers on Saturday, September 19, 9-12 AM. Our PD will include:

· How do biological organisms use energy? (an analysis and discussion activity for teaching Keystone A.3.2.2, available at

· Alcoholic Fermentation in Yeast – A Bioengineering Design Challenge (a hands-on activity related to Keystone A.3.2.1, available at

· Plant Growth Puzzle (an analysis and discussion activity related to Keystone A.3.2.1 , available at

If you plan to attend, please register by filling out the form at

For teachers who register by September 9 and participate in this PD, we will provide the supplies for “Alcoholic Fermentation in Yeast”. We will also have donated books and possibly some supplies for use in your classroom. We will provide Act 48 credits for School District of Philadelphia teachers. If you are a Philadelphia School District teacher and want Act 48 credits, please be sure to bring your 5-digit EIN number to the PD session.

This PD session will be held in Room 101, Leidy Lab in the Biology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. For a map of the area, go to Three-hour metered parking is available on Spruce Street and two-hour metered parking is available on 38th St./University Avenue. If you want to pay to park in one of Penn’s lots or parking garages go to for information.

Please save the date for our Saturday, October 24, 9-12 AM, PD which will include:

· Homeostasis and Negative Feedback – Concepts and Breathing Experiments (an analysis and discussion activity and two hands-on activities for teaching Keystone A.4.2, available at

· Dr. Wei Guo, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Transport inside Eukaryotic Cells – Mechanisms and Functions (a speaker on Keystone A.4.1.3)

Please help us to publicize these PD sessions by forwarding the information to other teachers and/or posting the information on your Facebook page. Thank you.

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