In the Classroom


Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology
These community-developed, peer-reviewed guidelines are a concept-based comprehensive curriculum for introductory microbiology courses and are intended to be used in conjunction with evidence-based instructional practices.
Course Design Using ASM's Curriculum Guidelines
This webinar explores how ASM Curriculum Guidelines were constructed, the process of backward design and how it relates to the ASM Curriculum Guidelines, and techniques for promoting student learning.
Lesson Plan Design Using ASM's Curriculum Guidlelines
Learn the steps of an effective lesson plan design and how it relates to the ASM Curriculum Guidelines. This webinar helps you write aligned learning outcomes, formative assessments, and activities for a lesson plan.


Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories
Biosafety guidelines for working with microorganisms. These guidelines are brief by design for ease of use and provide educators with a clear and consistent way to safely work with microorganisms in the teaching laboratory.
Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories: Building a Culture of Biosafety
This webinar helps educators integrate ASM’s recommended practices into teaching laboratories. It explains why increased laboratory biosafety is necessary and identifies laboratory safety procedures for BSL-1 and BSL-2.

Lab Protocols for Educators
These lab protocols each contain standard laboratory tests and include the procedural steps as well as the purpose, theory, history, safety considerations, tips and comments, and references.


Curriculum, Course Design and Assessment
This webinar enables educators to determine their teaching perspective, use backward design in course development, write learning outcomes, distinguish different types of assessment, and link outcomes to assessment.
Student-centered, Active And Engaged Learning
This webinar enables educators to identify common practices in active learning, examine teaching practices to determine whether they exemplify active learning, and design and plan for active learning components in their courses.

Inclusive Pedagogy in Higher Education
This webinar explores the evolution of inclusiveness in higher education, discusses three main factors that affect inclusiveness, and presents some interventions that may help create a more inclusive classroom and campus.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
This webinar explores what a teaching philosophy statement is, the thinking used to develop this statement, and identifies the elements that should be included as part of a well-crafted statement.

Students as Research Collaborators
Learn to justify research in undergrad science education; design feasible projects for undergrads; devise a plan for recruiting and training students; and develop a plan for procuring and managing resources.
Aligning Concepts, Learning Outcomes and Assessments
Learn important concepts for undergraduate general microbiology courses and empower your students with skills such as critical thinking, written/oral communication and quantitative reasoning.
Understanding by Design
This webinar helps educators understand and apply key aspects of the Understanding by Design approach. This includes writing appropriate learning outcomes and using them for course and learning activity design.
Managing Your Data
This webinar provides an introduction to education research by exploring different types of data; what data need to be collected; how to collect, score, and analyze data; and how to turn data into an abstract.


Careers in Microbiology
Microbiologists are scientists who study living organisms and infectious agents, such as bacteria and viruses, that can only be seen with a microscope. Learn more about a variety of jobs in microbiology.

Lesson Plans
These lessons and activities bring concepts in microbiology to K-12 students. Our newest lessons follow the BSCS 5E learning cycle and are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).