hands-on lab based workshop
Earn 45 CPDUs and THREE Lane
Workshop start dates and duration: July 11, 2011 through July
23, 2011. Meeting Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. 10am-4.00pm. Online report due on
Microbiology and why Green Microbiology™ workshop is important for you and for
Microbiology is one of those essential subjects with
broader application to Science and to our daily lives than any other Science
subject. Eliminating or reducing this subject to a bare minimum as has been
happening across our universities and colleges since 1960s or making it into a
specialty subject reserved only for the professional students has drastically
reduced public awareness of this subject affecting the quality of health and
well being of our public as well as making teaching Science including Health
Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science and Space Science rather
Microbiology prior to the mid fifties of the twentieth century was regarded as
an essential subject for all students and its knowledge important of all member
of the public. Extensive courses of Microbiology consisting of as many as thirty
to sixty lectures and up to sixty labs spread over two quarters were taught as
far back as the l960s. These were actual hands-on wet labs where students did
everything themselves. Now the same course in many universities and colleges has
been reduced to only thirty lectures and two weeks of mostly demonstration labs
with hardly any hands-on component. Some universities and colleges have
eliminated the lab portion altogether.
The main question thus is: How prepared are the students
coming out of this watered down Microbiology course to teach hands-on science
when they become instructors or science teachers specially when the knowledge
and skills of Microbiology which they seriously lack have direct impact on the
teaching of Earth Science, Environmental Science, Space Science, Health Science
and Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and the Genetic Engineering, the
areas of current and progressively expanding interests.
Reviving Microbiology to its original importance is thus
essential so it can be once again taught in the same exhaustive fashion as it
once was. Often, however, the fear of working with”germs”, prevents us from
introducing such courses at the schools or even at the college level. The
solution to this fear, unfounded as it may be, is the GREEN MCIROBIOLOGY™
curriculum where all of the essential skills and concepts of Microbiology are
taught using killed organisms and where live organisms are needed, limiting
their use to those belonging to Bio-Safety Level One.
Fee for the workshop is $450.00 plus $50.00
for expendable supplies.
To register for Green Microbiology™ workshop go to:
Workshop schedule: Start
date: Monday, July 11, 2011, ending on July 23, 2011. On line written
report due by 8/8/2011.Classes will meet Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. from 10.00am to
Workshop format: The workshop consists of two portions. One is
the lab portion and the other is the mentored E-learning portion.
The lab portion of the workshop will meet
as per the workshop schedule given above.
The links for the mentored E-learning portion of the workshop will be
provided on the first day of the class. The final on line report will consist of
demonstrating an understanding of the classroom material plus an understanding
of the contents of the links provided.
Certificates for 45 CPDUs and three Lane Credits will then be issued.
Workshop location: Center for General and Applied Education,
729 South Western Avenue,
Chicago Illinois USA 60612;
Phone: 312-243-7716; Fax: 312-243-2041
NOTE: Being a hands-on lab based workshop, space is limited. Teachers who wish
to avail of his opportunity are urged to apply early to insure their space.
Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
Center at: 312-243-7716 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use
Green Microbiology on the subject line.
Riaz-ul Haque, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Founder, Center for General and Applied Education
Phone: 312-243-7716; Fax: 312-243-2041; E-mail:
Knowledge is not power. It is the source of inner peace and wisdom which comes
with knowing the whole story, not just bits and pieces of it. The latter in fact
cause confusion not clarity.