Building Artificial Neural Networks in AP Biology

Last summer, wearing my hat as Pre-College Education Manager at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, I worked with a cohort of six teachers participating in our Research for Teachers program. The work of biology teacher Larry Bencivengo from Mercer Island High School is featured in this video. Check it out and see how teachers [...]

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Botanical Heart Throbs: Investigating the Neuroactive Properties of Plants

Back in 2013, Laughing Crow Curriculum was hired by the Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience program at the University of Washington to assist with the development and production of a curriculum consisting of eight lesson plans. We wrote about it in this previous blog post. One of these lesson plans was recently featured in an [...]

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Brains-Computers-Machines: Teaching resources for science educators

A new article published this month in CBE–Life Sciences Education by Eric H. Chudler and Laughing Crow Curriculum founder Kristen Clapper Bergsman provides supports to secondary science teachers with an interest in bringing neural engineering content into their classrooms. “Brains-Computers-Machines: Neural Engineering in Science Classrooms” highlights internet-based teaching resources on the following topics: Neural Engineering [...]

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Evaluating Curriculum Materials for NGSS Alignment

I recently authored a new Practice Brief for the growing library of STEM Teaching Tools. This online resource provides practical resources for STEM practitioners, especially in support of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. My Practice Brief, “Evaluating Curriculum Materials for Alignment with the New Vision for K-12 Science Education,” was designed to support teachers, [...]

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Science Teachers Head to the Engineering Lab at UW Summer Program

I currently wear many (part-time) hats within the field of STEM education. One of those hats is as manager of pre-college education programs at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington. I have the privilege of working with pre-college students and K-12 teachers within the context of neural engineering. As [...]

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