February 21, 2019
In this Issue:
  • We're Looking for NABT's Next Leaders (and it could be you)
  • Submit Your Proposals for NABT2019 in Chicago
  • Nominate an Excellent Teacher for the PAEMST
  • Teaching Climate Literacy with CLEAN
  • 5th Annual LDC Explores Scale, Space, and Time
  • Registration for Case Studies in Science Workshop from NCCSTS is Open
  • Apply Today for the GRC on Undergraduate Biology Education Research

Correction: The January 19th edition of the News & Views incorrectly listed Dr. Anna Hiatt as a newly elected Director-at-Large. Anna was elected as a Director Coordinator, a position she will hold until December 31, 2020.
We're Looking for NABT's Next Leaders
(and it could be you)

The NABT Nominating Committee requests your recommendations for candidates for NABT Officers. Nominated and elected by our membership, these individuals work to promote the mission and values of NABT to the broader community of biology educators and allies.

The positions open for election in 2019 are listed below. The candidates for president-elect alternate between the pre-college, two-year college and four-year college/university communities. Candidates from the Four-Year College level are sought for president in the 2019 election. 

The NABT Board of Directors recommends that officer candidates have (1) evidence of active participation in NABT such as prior service as an elected officer, committee chairperson or member, section or affiliate leader, etc. (2) at least five years of continuous membership in NABT; and (3) more than five years experience teaching biology, life science, or science education. 

  • President-Elect (3-year term)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (2-year term)
  • Regional Coordinators (3-year term)
  • Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
  • Region III (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
  • Region VII (AZ, AR, NM, OK, TX)
  • Region X (Canadian Provinces & Territories)

Don't hesitate to nominate yourself! Who knows your interests and qualifications as well as you do?

Nominations are being accepted online at About-Leadership-Opportunities and must be received by March 15th for consideration in the 2019 NABT Election .

Not ready for public office? NABT is also looking for volunteers to serve on committees and in other capacities within the association. Learn more at About-Volunteer-Opportunities
Submit Your Proposals for NABT2019 in Chicago

The NABT Professional Development Conference is one of the best professional learning experiences available to biology teachers. And it's all thanks to you!

From best practices to best content resources to the best audience, we have it all.

You are invited to share your best ideas about teaching biology during the NABT 2019 Call for Proposals . Learn more about the proposal requirements at Instructions for Proposals . Remember, even the best presenters were once first time presenters. And in 2018, 33% of our accepted sessions came from first-time presenters!

NABT is accepting education sessions online at NABT 2019 Call for Proposals until 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, March 15. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted, so you had best get them in.
Nominate an Excellent Teacher for the PAEMST

Nominations and applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 cycle of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) . The PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. PAEMST are awarded annually to exceptional K-12 educators throughout the nation, alternating each year between K-6 and 7-12 grades. This year, the Awards will recognize 7-12 grade teachers.
Being recognized as a PAEMST Awardee is a tremendous honor. Recipients gather in Washington, D.C., to be recognized for their accomplishments, receive a certificate signed by the President, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Being named an awardee also provides awardees access to a valuable network of the country’s best STEM educators. 

Please consider nominating a talented teacher using the PAEMST website today. If you are interested in applying yourself, you can begin the process at www.paemst.org .

The 2018-2019 nomination deadline is March 1, 2019, and the application deadline is May 1, 2019.
Resource Spotlight
Teaching Climate Literacy with CLEAN

Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level with the CLEAN Webinar Series . CLEAN is the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network , a professionally diverse community of over 630 members committed to improving climate and energy literacy locally, regionally, nationally, and globally, to enable responsible decisions and actions.

Learn more about the CLEAN collection of almost 700+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms at https://cleanet.org

CLEAN will also be launching it's latest webinar series for teachers. Topics include an overview of the resources on CLEANet.org, how to create your own units with the resources, and discussions on NGSS alignment and 3D learning of the resources. A full listing is at  CLEANet.org Webinars  
5th Annual LDC Explores Scale, Space, and Time

Our knowledge about the Earth’s biodiversity across space, time, and scale is expanding rapidly. New tools, like remote sensing, are creating new data sources, while other tools, like digitization, are freeing traditional datasets from the cabinets and drawers of labs and collections and making them accessible online. How do we teach students about biodiversity at different scales and contexts with these new data, tools, and resources? How do we best enable and develop the next generation of 21st century scientists and create data-driven educational programs aligned to national initiatives such as Next Generations Science Standards and Vision and Change

The 5th Annual Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference (LDC) will build on this theme and challenge educators to create opportunities for their learners to explore Scale, Space and Time.

The 2019 LDC on Microbiomes to Ecosystems: Evolution and Biodiversity across Scale, Space, and Time will be held March 21-23 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida. 

Full conference details are at https://www.esa.org/ldc/ Advance registration ends on March 15, 2019.
Registration for Case Studies in Science Workshop from NCCSTS is Open

The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS ) is pleased to announce this summer's Case Studies in Science Workshop will be held May 20-24, 2019 on the campus of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 

The case study method is a powerful pedagogical technique for teaching science because it humanizes science and effectively illustrates scientific methodology and values. Moreover, since many of the best cases are based on contemporary science problems featured in the news, the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant to students. This five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty (all levels) to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their students' learning with cases. During the final two days of the workshop, participants will teach a case they developed before a live student audience. Past workshops have included faculty from biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, geology, psychology, anthropology, nursing, science education, dentistry, engineering, medicine, and other science-related disciplines.

Online registration is now open at http://www.nccsts.org/workshop.php . Please note: The registration fee for the workshop is $975 and includes sessions, materials, a one-year subscription to the case study collection, and limited participant support. Full details are available at NCCSTS Summer Workshop.
Although there is no deadline for registration, registrations will be taken on a first-to-register, first-to-pay basis until the workshop is full.

Please contact the workshop coordinator, Carolyn Wright, at nccsts@buffalo.edu or 716-645-4900 with questions.
Apply Today for the GRC on
Undergraduate Biology Education Research

Join a stellar group of colleagues from across the nation to discuss new and emerging research on teaching change at the faculty, department, institution, and national level. Engage in collegial discussion and debate about the changing undergraduate biology education landscape and current research on strategies, tools, technologies, and mechanisms of change in undergraduate biology education. Present your current initiative, programming, or research on change in undergraduate biology education as a work-in-progress poster.

The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER): Achieving Widespread Improvement in Undergraduate Education will be held June 23-28, 2019 at Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Applications from education-interested biologists, biology education scholars, and other stakeholders at all levels of undergraduate biology education are invited. Graduate students, postdoctoral associates, program directors, advisors, faculty developers, administrators, policymakers, funders, scientific society leaders, curriculum developers, education technology specialists, and others working to promote greater use of evidence-based practices at all types of undergraduate institutions are also encouraged to apply to attend and present. 

Download the flyer and visit GRC-Undergraduate-Biology-Education-Research-Conference-2019 to learn more. Applications for the 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research must be submitted by May 26, 2019 .

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the Undergraduate Biology Education Research Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) . The GRS is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and early-career scientists at comparable stages in their careers to develop collaborative relationships and to share and discuss cutting-edge research. More information about the GRS is available at GRC-Undergraduate-Biology-Education-Research-GRS-Conference
2019 NABT Professional 
Development Conference 
November 14 - 17, 2019
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Chicago, IL
NABT logoware is now available from Lands’ End .
P.O. Box 3363
Warrenton, VA 20188
Phone: (888) 501-NABT 
E-mail: office@nabt.org
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