MABT Summer PD Conference


The Michigan Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with, what it hopes to be an 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 2019. 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 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. There will be an optional brewery tour 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 May 25, 2018 the cost is $25.00.  If you pay after May 25 but before June 15, 2018 the fee is $35.00.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate payment at the door for this event. 


Conference 2018 Schedule and Session Descriptions!

posted May 11, 2018, 12:27 PM by Mark Eberhard

MABT Conference Schedule with Session Descriptions 2018


Schedule for MABT Summer PD Conference

posted Apr 24, 2018, 5:59 PM by Mark Eberhard   [ updated May 11, 2018, 12:38 PM ]

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY (Tentative)
  • 8:15-9:00 - Registration 
  • 8:30 - Novice Teacher Pre-Conference Session (in first 5 years or pre-service teacher) 
  • 9:00  - Welcome, Meet and Greet in the Commons, Coffee
  • 9:20-10:20 - Keynote - Dr. Wendy Johnson - Creating A Driving Question Board
  • 10:30-11:30 - Session 1 (at least 3 different sessions to chose from)
  • 11:30-12:15  - Lunch (provided with your registration) 
  • 12:15-12:45  - Dessert with a HHMI Movie Showcase
  • 12:50-1:50  - Session 2 (at least 3 different sessions to chose from)
  • 2:00-3:00  - Session 3 (at least 3 different sessions to chose from)
  • 3:05-3:35   Novice Teacher Post-Conference Session
  • 3:30  OPTIONAL - Biology Fermentation Discussion at Local Brewery  

Presenters include the following Michigan biology teachers:
  •     Rebecca Brewer, Troy High School  
  •     Kristy Butler, Forest Hills Central High School 
  •     Mark Eberhard, St. Clair High School
  •     Bill Hodges, Holt High School  
  •     Wendy Johnson, Kentwood High School  
  •     Heather Peterson, Holt High School
  •     Patti Richardson, Forest Hills Central High School
  •     Lisa Weise, Holt High School 

A COMPLETE list of presenters with session descriptions will be sent to participants a few weeks in advance of the conference. 

Michigan Association of Biology Teachers Summer Professional Development Conference

posted Apr 24, 2018, 4:24 PM by Mark Eberhard   [ updated May 11, 2018, 12:25 PM ]



The Michigan Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with, what it hopes to be an 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 2019. 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 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. There will be an optional brewery tour 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 May 25, 2018 the cost is $25.00.  If you pay after May 25 but before June 15, 2018 the fee is $35.00.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate payment at the door for this event. 


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