Educator Resources

As part of the program, participants develop new learning activities related to stem cell biology and biotechnology that they will use in their classrooms and share with the Teaching Community. In addition, existing resources have been compiled to facilitate instruction in a broader range of areas covered in biology,  living environment and general science classrooms.

*Newly-developed learning activities will be shared once they have been refined and implemented during the academic year.*

Existing Resources

Stem Cells

Stem Cell Intro Animated introduction, “What is a stem cell?”, from the Canadian Stem Cell Network
Stem Cell Basics “A Closer Look at Stem Cells” from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
Embryonic Stem Cell Intro Animated introduction, “What are embryonic stem cells?”, from the Canadian Stem Cell Network
Embryonic Stem Cells Understanding Embryonic Stem Cells | Doug Melton
HHMI BioInteractive Lecture Series
Doug Melton is Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Intro Animated introduction, “What are induced pluripotent stem cells?”, from the Canadian Stem Cell Network
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells TED Talk Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells – Disease in a Dish | Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon is Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stem Cell Foundation

Developmental Biology

Dev Tutorials “Dev Tutorials are video recordings of developmental biologists describing key concepts in the field.”
Produced by Smith College and primarily authored by Drs. Michael Barresi and Scott Gilbert
SDB CoRe Collaborative Resources for Learning Developmental Biology
“Short, authoritative, image-driven explanations of basic concepts in developmental biology”
Supported by the Society for Developmental Biology and its official journal, Developmental Biology
Embryology From the University of New South Wales, including Carnegie Stages of Human Development
VisiGene Image Browser Database of gene expression images maintained by the University of California, Santa Cruz

Genome Editing

CRISPR TED Talk  How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA | Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna is the co-inventor of CRISPR technology and is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
CRISPR Intro CRISPR: A word processor for editing the genome | iBiology & Youreka Science
CRISPR Minizine CRISPR & DNA assembly minizines from New England Biolabs and Two Photon

Curricula and Programmatic Information

Stem Cells Across the Curriculum Cell Biology Concepts with a Social Justice Framework
New York Stem Cell Initiative (NYSTEM) #C026077, Katayoun Chamany (PI)
Stem Cell Edu Portal Model Curriculum on Stem Cell Science
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Life Sciences Learning Center Stem Cell Biology Teacher and Student Guides
University of Rochester Medical Center
Explore Stem Cells Educational resources searchable by theme, audience and type of resource
Curriculum Modules and Videos National Bone Marrow Donor Program
Didactic Curriculum Modules with Spanish transcripts
Case Studies National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Supported by the University of Buffalo Libraries and the National Science Foundation
Bioethics Teacher Center Science and Ethics of Stem Cell Research, Bioinformatics and more
Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

General Biology Education

HHMI Biointeractive Teachers Guide to HHMI Biointeractive resources covering a wide range of biology topics
Evolution & Climate Change National Center for Science Education
iBiology Lectures iBiology lectures on a variety of topics by the scientists who study them
Learn Genetics Genetic Science Learning Center including Virtual Labs | University of Utah