Keystone Future of Plant Biology Workshop

Singer, Susan R ssinger at
Mon Apr 24 10:13:30 EST 2000

   The Future of Plant Biology Workshop will take place in Keystone Colorado
this summer in between the ASPP and BSA meeting. I have attached the
Workshop Announcement in MS Word. It
> also follows below in plain text. You can also refer people to the PKAL
> Web
> Site at: 
We will meet at the same time as the biochemists and I think the joint
session we are planning on where plants fit in the biochemistry curriculum
has a lot of potential.  Please share this information with any colleagues
that might be interested.
>  Best wishes,
Susan  Singer 

> A Project Kaleidoscope 2000 Summer Institute Workshop
> Keystone Resort and Conference Center, Keystone, Colorado
> July 23 - 26, 2000-Workshop Series C
> Where is plant biology undergraduate education headed and what are the
> major
> challenges?  Plant biology has made incredible advances in the past decade
> and the way we teach and will teach in this field is changing rapidly. The
> Future of Plant Biology workshop will include plant biologists working at
> all levels, from ecosystems to molecules, and is aimed at professional
> societies as well as academic teams.  Participatory workshops and case
> studies will address a range of topics including: the campus as a
> classroom,
> technology and pedagogy in plant biology, integrating field experiences,
> enhancing the presence of plants in introductory biology, preservice
> teachers and plants, and efforts of our professional societies to enhance
> education.  The goal of this workshop is to bring together
> teacher/scholars
> in all areas of plant biology to envision an exciting future for plants in
> the undergraduate curriculum.
> * Integrating plants from molecules to ecosystem in Introductory Biology
> * Teaching with model plants
> *  Effective strategies for enhancing learning with information technology
> *  Roles of professional societies in enhancing plant biology education
> * Plant biology for all
> Colorado Flora - Field Work with Plants
> J. Phillip Gibson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Agnes Scott College
> Robin A. Bingham, Assistant Professor of Biology, Western State College
> Rob Reinsvold, Professor of Biology, University of Northern Colorado
> "Doing" Plant Biology in Large Classes
> Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, University of
> Wisconsin, Madison
> Campus as Classroom - Making Plants Relevant to Your Community
> Muriel Poston, Associate Professor of Biology, Howard University
> Virtual Plants? - Enhancing Learning with Information Technology
> Peter Sengbusch, Professor, Universitat Hamburg (Botany-Online)
> [Dr. Sengbusch is constructing an internet resource of web-projects before
> the meeting and invites anyone who would like their web teaching resources
> included to contact him at b-online at]
> Introducing Plants to Future Biologists, Teachers, Citizens and Policy
> Makers
> - The Future of Bio 101
> Gordon Uno, Professor and Chair, University of Oklahoma
> Plants in Community Colleges
> Wilson Crone, Instructor of Biology, Hudson Valley Community College
> C-Fern - A Model Plant for Teaching
> Leslie Hickok, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Tennessee,
> Knoxville
> Thomas Warne, Department of Botany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
> Fast Plants for Undergraduates
> Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, University of
> Wisconsin, Madison
> Professional Societies: Exemplars of Plant Biology Education Reform
> American Society of Plant Physiologists
>  John Lisack, Executive Director, ASPP
>  Carol Reiss, Chair, ASPP Education Committee
> Botanical Society of America
>  David Kramer, Chair, BSA Education Committee
>  Ecological Society of America
>  Ramble O. Ankumah, SEEDS Faculty Participant, Tuskegee University
> (SEEDS: Strategies for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability
> is
> conducted jointly
> by ESA and The United Negro College Fund)
> Plants for All - Developing an Action Plan
> Facilitator: Keith M. Howard, Associate Professor of Biology, Morehouse
> College
> Joint Sessions with Other Workshop Scientists
> Plants in Biochemistry ? Funding Educational Reform ? Assessment
> Coordinator: Susan Singer, Professor, Carleton College
> This workshop has been planned by the 33 participants in at a planning
> meeting at the International Botanical Congress in August 1999 with
> continuing efforts by a larger "virtual" planning committee.
> CO-SPONSORS (including participants in the original planning meeting)
> American Society of Plant Physiologists, American Institute of Biological
> Sciences, Botanical Society of America, Botany-Online, CELS, C-Fern,
> Ecological Society of America, FastPlants, McGraw-Hill, Missouri Botanical
> Gardens, Society for Economic Botany, Society for Developmental Biology,
> American Society for Horticultural Sciences
> Registration Deadline:  June 15, 2000.  Please refer to the PKAL Summer
> Institute brochure and registration form or the PKAL Web Site at
> for registration information.  The workshop fee is
> $300
> per person, which includes materials and two meals. Participants or their
> institutions pay the cost of travel, lodging, and other meals. Lodging is
> available from $105/night (depending on accommodation preferences).
> For complete information on registration, lodging and travel arrangements,
> please refer to the PKAL Summer Institute brochure and registration form,
> or
> the PKAL Web Site at:
> Workshop Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2000.  The
> workshop will begin at
> 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, and conclude at noon on Wednesday, July 26, 2000.
>  <<Keystone Botany.doc>> 
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