Great Lakes Biology Teacher Academy 2016 

University of Buffalo

Welcome to MABT!

A Professional Learning Community

All life science educators in Michigan are invited to join the Michigan Association of Biology Teachers (MABT) to ensure high-quality life science instruction for all students in our state.  As an affiliate of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), we support life science educators in Michigan through networking and professional development opportunities.

Building a strong network of biology educators in our state is especially important as we work together to implement the important changes in biology education called for by the Next Generation Science Standards, Advanced Placement Biology Curriculum Framework, and Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. 

PLEASE join us by filling out the online membership form!  
Click on the link "Membership" to access the form!

Objectives of MABT

  • Develop a professional learning community of biology educators that are united in their commitment to implementing reform in biology education.
  • Connect teachers to resources and professional development opportunities to promote effective teaching and learning in biology classrooms.

We will connect and support Michigan biology teachers through series of workshops.  These goals of these workshops are:

  • To grow the MABT community, facilitate networking of Michigan biology teachers, and share resources from NABT, BSCS, and HHMI.
  • Provide experiences that allow teachers to engage in the practices of science and deepen their content knowledge.
  • Share research-based strategies for formative and summative assessment that enable teachers to develop effective instruction for diverse learners.
  • Support teachers in analyzing and revising their own curriculum and instruction to better reflect the new national frameworks.


  • Free Biology Workshop with Ann Brokaw!
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 8:24 AM by Mark Eberhard
  • Outstanding Biology Teacher Award Do you know an outstanding biology teacher in Michigan?  If so, nominate him/her for the 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 8:17 AM by Mark Eberhard
  • Join MABT at MSTA in March 2016 MABT members Mark Eberhard, Dave Kenyon, and Wendy Johnson will be presenting at this year's MSTA conference in Lansing.  Stop by one of their sessions to pick up information ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 8:09 AM by Mark Eberhard
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NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy University of Buffalo July 24, 2016 6:00 PM 
NSTA NGSS Workshop Michigan Science Center August 8, 2016 8:00 AM 
NABT Conference Denver, CO November 3, 2016 All Day 
MDSTA (Metro Detroit) Conference Warren, MI November 5, 2016 8:00 AM 
Michigan Science Conference (MSTA) Novi, MI March 24, 2017 All Day 
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