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2023 Spring Teacher Academy: Open Neuroscience Data Workshop


At the Allen Institute, we believe teachers are our greatest allies in making open science accessible to the next generation of scientists. We invite you for a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge researchers here at Allen to expand your science teaching toolbox to include topics in neuroscience, open science, STEM career pathways, and more. Join us!

This workshop is geared towards middle and high school life science teachers at any stage in their career who are interested in using open data resources in their classrooms, touring state-of-the-art science labs, and connecting with local scientists.  Teachers across the Puget Sound region who are able to travel to the Allen Institute in South Lake Union at 4:00 pm on March 22 and March 29, 2023 are invited to apply.

Applications were due on March 6, 2023. Applications are now closed. Contact with questions.

Mar 22, 2023

Allen Institute


4:00PM-6:00PM PT



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About This Event

Workshop key highlights

  • Locate, navigate, and describe key neuroscience data resources from the Allen Institute to share with students and colleagues
  • Interact with experts to gain knowledge in the fundamentals of neuroscience and stay current in emerging research
  • Identify potential research questions related to Allen Institute data that can be used for independent student projects
  • Access user forums to ask questions between sessions and after the workshop.
  • Tour Allen Institute’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and collaboration spaces
  • Participate in an engaging career panel discussion and discover a myriad of career pathways in science to share with students

Workshop Dates: Wednesday March 22 and Wednesday March 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Allen Institute, 615 Westlake Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109. Parking in our Roy St. parking garage will be validated on both dates.

Program Benefits: Participants will receive a $200 stipend award upon completion of this professional development experience. Participants may also purchase 5 STEM clock hours through Washington Science Teachers Association.

Applicant notification: All applicants will be notified of the decision on their applications by March 8, 2023.

The Allen Institute offers a wide variety of teacher resources and programming on A longer multi-day Teacher Academy focusing on our Cell Science open data will be held in August. Teachers may apply to both sessions.



Alli Wiener

Alli Wiener is the Education Programs Specialist at the Allen Institute. Alli taught high school Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science for 10 years before joining the Institute and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

Kaitlyn Casimo, PhD

Kaitlyn Casimo is the Education and Engagement Manager at the Allen Institute. Kaitlyn is a neuroscientist and science communicator who has designed lesson plans that have been used by high school and collegiate educators across the country.
Shea Ransford

Shea Ransford

Shea Ransford is a Research Associate for the Allen Institute for Brain Science working in the scanning lab as a part of the Imaging Team. Shea trains new users in a variety of techniques using confocal microscopes and is passionate about science education and creative writing.

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