Life Science: About the Workshop
Participation in this course is free, though Graduate credit is also available at a reasonable cost.
Getting the Materials
You may choose to watch the programs via our free simulcast online via video on demand, or purchase videocassettes/DVD and the print guide from our online catalog. The guide is available as a PDF under Support Materials on this Web site.
If you are participating in a group session, your facilitator will give you a copy of the print guide or request that you print the PDF for yourself from this Web site. Your facilitator will give you any instructions concerning meeting time and place, what you should bring to sessions, and work you should do outside the group sessions.
Using the Materials
The guide and Web site provide background, activities, discussion questions, homework assignments, and resources to supplement the video programs and provide a robust professional development experience. They also provide information for facilitators to plan and structure group sessions.
Workshop sessions generally
are held weekly for at least two hours. The workshop
guide describes pre- and post-viewing activities and discussion
to fill out the remainder of the session. The guide also provides homework
to expand on what you have learned and prepare you for the next session.
Note: If you are taking the workshop for graduate credit, there is
additional required coursework.
If you are leading a group session, read our Facilitator Guide and the workshop guide for more information on planning and facilitating this workshop, and don’t forget to register your site.
Use Teacher-Talk, the workshop’s email discussion list, to continue exploration of ideas outside the workshop session.