Day 1. – Pre live session (familiarisation)
In the dedicated online space participants introduce themselves in a forum. The expert introduces him/herself, the topic and some related references (either text, web resources or video) teachers need to read. (all this is text or a video or a mixture).
Day 2. - Synchronous Live session (WebEx)
The expert supported by a EUN moderator, gives a live presentation of 45 – 60 min. on the topic of the DLA, with live discussion afterwards.
Stem cells biology talk and presentation of the planarian regeneration experiment.
To join the training session:
1. Click here
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: science
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Day 3. and 4.
During these days, in the DLA linked community, the expert poses 2- 3 leading questions and/or tasks for the participants to discuss or carry out. A help section is provided for assistance.
QUESTIONS: Stem cells biology questions. How to explain the field in the classroom?
TASKS: Answer the exercise questions of the planarian regeneration experiment (it consists of making predictions of how the planarian will regenerate after cutting them).
The session ends with a general synchronous discussion where the expert reviews the topic, picks out relevant points from the discussion and invites the participants to share their own experiences and discuss relevant resources (60 – 90 min.).
Review the topic through the answers received.
Demonstration of how to carry out the experiment in the classroom and showing of the results that might be obtained after cutting the planarian in different types of cuts, comparing them with the answers obtained from the planarian regeneration experiment exercise.
Summing up of the posts by the expert in the community ( possibility to have another webinar in requested)
- DLA #1: STEM Cells Biology and Planarian Regeneration
- DLA #2: Nanotechnology Around Us
- DLA #3: Watermark: The Anatomy of an Inquiry-Based Science Project
- DLA #4: Exploration of the Respiratory Activity
- DLA #5: Astrobiology and the hunt for life among the stars
- DLA #6: Testing scientific skills: Exploring a protocol to construct exam questions to assess scientific thinking
- DLA #7: Myelin basic protein and how it grew into authentic biology: Empowering students to undertake genuine authentic research
- DLA #8: Mystery Tubes and Tricky Tracks
- DLA #9: Measurement and Assessment in Argument Based Inquiry
- DLA #10: Molecoolar Kitchen
- DLA #11: Mystery Tubes and Tricky Tracks II
- DLA #12: Writing to Learn Activities and Its Use in Inquiry-Based Science Education
- DLA #13: VET-MED