Biotility provides opportunities for educators to expand their content knowledge, empowering them to share their experience with our next generation of scientists. Our courses provide educators hands-on experiences with the skills, techniques, and knowledge within biotechnology, biomedical, and bioinformatics curricula in the context of working in the bio-industry. Additionally, our certificate courses allow educators to stay at the forefront of the field and bring more specialized course content and materials into their classrooms.
Empowering Educators Through Professional Development
Professional Development Short Courses for Educators
Biotility provides four professional development short-courses for educators (secondary and postsecondary) designed to integrate critical workplace competencies and skills into bioscience curricula. The course series includes instructional pedagogy and activities to anchor knowledge with workplace applications. The primary aims are to expand career awareness in the drug development and manufacturing pathway, increase confidence in the drug development and approval process, and to integrate workplace competencies and skills into coursework, thereby increasing the talent pool required to support rapid response and on-going discovery, testing, and manufacture of therapeutics.
IBTE returns in Summer 2022! Online training begins May 13,
with in-person cohorts June 13-17 and June 20-24.
The Industrial Biotechnology Teacher Experience (IBTE) is a program developed for instructors of biotechnology courses, biomedical courses, or any science course in which biotechnology is featured. Participants will develop an understanding of the departmental roles, careers, and criteria associated with working in the highly regulated biotechnology industry, and will apply common techniques used in laboratory settings for the manufacture and testing of products.
This hybrid program provides 80 professional development hours over a five-week time frame. The first forty hours are broken into virtual, self-paced modules delivered over four weeks, and the fifth week integrates this theoretical learning with hands-on activities at our Florida training site.