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From Monk to Money Manager

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by Doug Lynam, book author and financial professional 

I’ve always hated talking about money. Growing up in a rich family, I learned through the behavior of those around me that money and materialism were evil. Instead of being used in love and service, money was weaponized and became a tool to manipulate and control behavior. So when I began studying philosophy and religion in high school and read the words of Paul the apostle, “For the love of money is the root of all evil,” I mistakenly believed Paul was right. I was a proto-monk in the making.

Creating Strong Bridges to Biotech: Professional Development in Action

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School is out for summer – or almost – for most high school students globally. But for some teachers, the learning is going to continue. Around the world, Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) sites are gearing up for their professional development institutes, or PDIs. These multi-day workshops train high school teachers in the ABE curriculum, directly giving them experience with the hands-on biotech labs they’ll run in their classrooms when school resumes in the fall.

Views of the Biotech Experience From Dublin

Hilary Rimbi, ABE TeacherTuesday, May 15, 2018
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On one typically overcast morning in April, I stepped out of my comfort zone and headed down to the Herbert Park Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, to address the delegates at the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) global annual meeting. I spent the evening beforehand thinking of what I would say during the allocated five minutes. There are so many positive things to say about the ABE program, and I wanted to do it justice; the idea of speaking in front of an assembled audience of experts, and strangers, however, was a bit daunting.

World Wildlife Fund Launches Free Educational Resource for Teachers and Parents

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – World Wildlife Fund (WWF) connects educators and parents with the materials they need to help kids explore and understand the natural world around them with a new educational resource, Wild Classroom. Now available for free download, Wild Classroom is a growing library of species-focused toolkits that can be used to enhance children’s learning inside or outside of a traditional learning environment.

Celebrating Amgen Biotech Experience Teachers Year-Round

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As National Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off today, we would like to thank the many educators that are the backbone of our programs, especially the amazing teachers and mentors involved in the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), which empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their high school classrooms.

Meet İsmail Dönmez from Turkey

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School: Cebeci Primary School
Subject and Grade Taught: Science Teacher and 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade
Years Teaching: 8
Years in Amgen Teach community: 1
Participation in Amgen Teach programme: Bilim İçin EleEle –TED University -September,2014 Ankara -Turkey

İsmail attended an Amgen Teach science teacher training workshop in September 2014, organised by a team from TED University.

He teaches science at the Cebeci Primary School in Ankara and has eight years of experience as an educator.

Meet Christelle Rigal from France

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School: Lycée Louis-le-Grand

Subject and Grade Taught: Earth and Life Sciences, years 10th to 12th

Years Teaching: 9

Years in Amgen Teach community: 6 months

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

• Genome: dynamic and expression (national training)

• Inquiry Based Science project about Water Quality (DLA, recorded session only)

Meet Jordi Prims from Spain

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School: Escola Cooperativa El Puig

Subject and Grade Taught: Mathematics and Science (13-16 years old)

Years Teaching: 19

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

Fundació Catalana de Recerca, Biomedicine training for high school teachers

Meet Kamil Březina from Czech Republic

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School: Zikmund Winter Grammar School

Subject and Grade Taught: Chemistry, II and III grades

Years Teaching: 12

Years in Amgen Teach community: 2

Participation in Amgen Teach programme: National training, international workshop

Meet Alexandra Khelil-Schmidl from Austria

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School: BG/BRG 21 Bertha von Suttner - Schulschiff

Subject and Grade Taught: Biology and Physics, Science Lab (10-18 years old)

Years Teaching: 6 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1.5

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

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