Best practices in online teaching for BMB classrooms

Brought to you by ASBMB Student Chapters

July 10 | 12–4:30 p.m. EDT
Due to the popularity of this event we have reached full capacity. This meeting will be recorded and posted online.

With the unprecedented move to online instruction in the spring of 2020 to help stem to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty members were required to quickly familiarize themselves with teaching remotely for both lecture and laboratory sections.

The ASBMB and its members provided valuable resources for faculty members but specific examples of high-quality online instruction can still be hard to find, and it can be difficult to get questions answered about the details or subtleties of a project.

This one-day virtual conference will address this issue by providing direct access to experts on online teaching and presentations and discussions on topics such as synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid teaching and virtual labs and assessment. Plus, Erika Offerdahl of Washington State University will give a keynote address on building a supportive learning culture online.



Facilitators: Quinn Vega, Joe Provost, Marvin Payne, Rachell Booth, Tayo Odunuga, Celeste Peterson

Friday July 10

Friday agenda

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Main Room

Introductions and overview

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Room

Keynote — Starting from scratch: How to build a supportive learning culture online

Erika Offerdahl, Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University
WSU Distinguished Teaching Fellow, PULSE Leadership Fellow

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Presentation Room 1

Virtual lab instruction: Virtual CUREs in a biochemistry laboratory

Ellis Bell, University of San Diego

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Presentation Room 2

Virtual/hybrid lab instruction: Molecular cloning

Jessica Bell, University of San Diego

1:25 PM - 1:45 PM
Presentation Room 2

Virtual molecular biology laboratory: CRISPR design

Celeste Peterson, Suffolk University

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Presentation Rooms 1, 2 and 3

Breakout lab discussion

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Room

Asynchronous instruction: Making your teaching at a distance more effective

Phillip A. Ortiz, SUNY

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Room

Synchronous instruction: Meeting in real time

Rachell Booth, University of the Incarnate Word

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Room

Hybrid instruction: Engaging students using COVID-19 biochemistry case studies and active learning

Joseph Provost, University of San Diego

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Room

Adapting assessments to measure student learning online

Erika Offerdahl, Washington State University