This Friday September 24th, join a conversation with Claire Gordy and Melissa Ramirez about "BUILDing Biology Education: Incorporating Inclusive 3D Models to Facilitate Constructivist Active Learning"

The proliferation of 3D printing technologies and university Makerspaces has led to widespread use of 3D models in the college classroom. Models of molecules, cells, or organisms improve upon 2D images by more accurately representing biological structures and providing an additional means of representation that is accessible to blind and visually impaired learners. However, simply sharing a 3D model fails to engage students in active learning. In this session, we will share a strategy for pairing 3D models with guided inquiry learning to allow students to construct their own understanding of biological structures, processes, and interactions.
Sit down with other engaged colleagues on Zoom. Based on research by the Summer Institutes, supports are three times more important than barriers in implementing Scientific Teaching in classrooms. Join us for support with the National Institute on Scientific Teaching, formerly the Summer Institutes (Bathgate et al., 2019a, 2019b).
Register for NIST FALCON! BUILDing Biology Education: Incorporating Inclusive 3D Models to Facilitate Constructivist Active Learning
Future NIST Happy Hour Dates, Presenters & Links
Every Friday since April 2020, from 4-5 pm ET/ 1-2 pm PT, SI community members, friends and affiliates have met up to discuss "all things teaching and learning in epic times." Would you like to present at a future Happy Hour? If so, please email:

Fall 2021 Schedule Will Be Announced Soon


  • Add questions and comments to the conversation about Scientific Teaching: inclusivity, active learning, assessment, backward design, virtual labs, virtual fieldwork, how to build community in online courses and more.
  • Find like minded colleagues to collaborate with
Join the National Institute on Scientific Teaching (formerly Summer Institutes) slack workspace by clicking here, confirming your email address (check your spam filters if you don't see it), and start a conversation!
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
Copyright © 2021.  National Institute on Scientific Teaching.
All rights reserved.
Contact us at
You are receiving this message because you attended a Summer Institute/National Institute on Scientific Teaching event or opted in to receive messages from the Summer Institute/National Institute on Scientific Teaching. You may opt out at any time via the unsubscribe link below.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.