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.

  • MABT Summer PD Conference 2020 Goes Virtual - June 25!

    What a fabulous conference!  THANK YOU to all that attended our FIRST virtual conference!
    Based on 150 of our attendees that have completed the post evaluation
    • 92.3% gave the conference FIVE out of FIVE!!!!
    • 91% felt better prepared to plan and deliver remote learning after attending our 90 minute session!
    • 99% were highly satisfied with the conference content!
    Here are some key links to resources from our virtual conference. The first link is to a complete recording of the conference. (NOTE: If you did not register for the conference, the link will require take you to register first to gain access to the video. This is so we can track who is viewing our MABT resources).

    • Q & A - record of questions and answers from the livestream

    • Padlet - we will keep this active, please feel free to add to it.

    • Flipgrid - see what other teachers have shared, and feel free to share as well.

    Follow up session coming from MABT
    More information will be posted on our website and sent out via email and social media by July 01st!
    • Thursday, July 9 ~ 10:00am-11:00am
    • Monday, July 20 ~ 10:00am-11:00am - AP BIOLOGY Focus
    • Thursday, July 23 ~ 10:00am-11:00am
    • Thursday, August 06 ~ 10:00am-11:00am
    • Thursday, August 13 ~ 10:00am-11:00am
    Posted Jun 26, 2020, 9:16 PM by Mark Eberhard
  • Michigan Biology Teachers at NABT Conference in Chicago
    Posted Nov 18, 2019, 12:21 PM by Mark Eberhard
  • Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Michigan Announced for 2019!

    Congratulations to Mark Eberhard as the 2019 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award recipient for Michigan. Mark is a graduate of Michigan State University and will be beginning his 34th year as a biology teacher at St. Clair High School, in the East China School District. He has taught AP Biology, general biology, environmental science, and anatomy & physiology. He serves as an HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador, a member of the College Board’s Pre-AP Biology writing team, a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Biology Teachers (MABT), and is a graduate of cohort 1 for the NABT/BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy. He has developed and facilitated numerous workshops at NABT, NSTA, MABT, MSTA and for the NABT/BSCS Regional Teacher Academies.

    In addition to teaching biology at St. Clair high, Mark, in the past, has coached football, wrestling, and baseball for nearly 20 years. He currently is the director of his school’s theatre program for the past 23 years (over 85 productions), and has built an award-winning student leadership program over the past 30 years.

    Mark has been married to his wife Kim for 27 years, whom is an accomplished AP English Literature teacher at St. Clair High School. They are the proud parents of four children Erin, Erich, Ean, and Eamon, all who are currently earning or have earned degrees in biology and/or environmental science.

    Posted Jul 16, 2019, 4:11 PM by Mark Eberhard
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MABT Summer PD Conference

  • Conference 2019 Schedule and Session Descriptions!

    MABT Conference Schedule with Session Descriptions 2019

    Posted Jun 10, 2019, 1:45 PM by Mark Eberhard
  • Michigan Association of Biology Teachers Summer Professional Development Conference

    The Michigan Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to kick off the 2020-2021 school year with our third annual, summer professional development workshop for biology and life science teachers in Michigan.

    In addition, we are planning a fall event and several biology focused events in the winter at MSTA 2021. More information will be available at the conference in June.

    Please use the link below to complete the form to register for our upcoming professional development workshop to be held at Holt High School, in Holt, MI on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM. There will be an optional social hour after the workshop.

    There is a small fee for attending the MABT workshop. The fee covers your lunch, workshop materials, and other conference related costs.  If you pay on or before June 01, 2020 the cost is $25.00.  If you pay after June 01 but before June 21, 2020 the fee is $35.00.  Unfortunately, we may not be able ot accommodate payment at the door for this event. 

    2020 MABT Summer PD Conference Registration Form COMING SOON!
    Posted Mar 3, 2020, 5:34 PM by Mark Eberhard
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MABT AP Biology PLC Holt High School August 13, 2019 9:00 am  
NABT Conference Chicago, IL  November 14, 2019 All Day 
Michigan Science Conference (MSTA) Lansing, MI March 6, 2020 All Day 
NSTA Conference Boston, MA April 2, 2020 All Day 
MABT Summer Conference Holt High School June 23, 2020 9:00 am-3:30 pm  
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