A conference to develop a unified vision for undergraduate introductory biology
Presented by the National Association of Biology Teachers
August 7-9, 2019
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland
The Advancing the Introductory Biology Experience Conference is organized by National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Introductory Biology Task Force (IBTF). The conference will bring together undergraduate introductory biology instructors from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities, and high school AP Biology/dual enrollment instructors to develop and promote a unified vision for undergraduate introductory biology courses taught at community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and in high schools (e.g., AP Biology and dual-enrollment courses). Attendees will help develop directives and action plans with the overall goal of increasing successful implementation of standards and best practices that improve science practice skills in introductory biology--regardless of content focus (e.g. majors vs. non-majors)---for ALL students.
Our hope is that the conference will create a collaborative network of practitioners and investigators and an inclusive environment, where instructors and other stakeholders can promote and implement a unified vision for the Undergraduate Introductory Biology course of the future.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Anna Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Hiatt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraksa - Lincoln
Gordon Uno, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Oklahoma
Sharon Gusky, Professor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin, Executive Director for the National Association of Biology Teachers