MABT Summer PD Conference 2019


The Michigan Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to kick off the 2019-2020 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 2020. 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 St. Clair High School, in St. Clair, MI on Thursday, June 20, 2019 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, 2019 the cost is $25.00.  If you pay after June 01 but before June 18, 2019 the fee is $35.00.  Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate payment at the door for this event. 


Be a PRESENTER at the 2019 MABT PD Conference

posted May 4, 2019, 5:29 PM by Mark Eberhard

Image result for share ideasWe ALL have something to offer, please consider sharing one or your best practices or favorite lessons with your peers at our upcoming MABT PD Conference!   We all grow when we have opportunities to learn from each other!
Be a presenter at the 2019 MABT PD Conference!  

Conference 2019 Schedule and Session Descriptions!

posted May 11, 2018, 12:27 PM by Mark Eberhard   [ updated May 4, 2019, 5:15 PM ]

This is the schedule we used for our 2018 PD Conference.  Our 2019 PD conference will follow a similar format, with the addition of a Biology Lab and Activity Sharathon!  An updated 2019 Program Agenda will be available after Memorial Day!

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 4, 2019, 5:31 PM ]

2019 SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY (Tentative)
  • 8:00-8:45 - Registration 
    • 8:30 - Novice Teacher Pre-Conference Gathering (in first 5 years or pre-service teacher) 
    • 8:45 - Welcome, Meet and Greet in Cafeteria with Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00  - Keynote Speaker - to be announced
  • 10:10-11:10 - Session 1 (at least 4 different sessions to chose from)
  • 11:15-12:15  - Session 2 (at least 4 different sessions to chose from)
  • 12:15-1:00  - Lunch (provided with your registration) 
  • 1:00-1:30  - Dessert with a HHMI Biointeractive Resource Showcase
  • 1:40-2:20 - Biology Labs & Activities Sharathon - "Speed Dating Style" 
    • Details for this NEW session will be shared with registered participants in early June!
  • 2:30-3:30  - Session 3 (at least 4 different sessions to chose from)
  • 3:30-3:45   Novice Teacher Post-Conference Gathering
  • 3:45 OPTIONAL - Social Gathering at a local riverfront establishment (more details to come)  

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 4, 2019, 5:35 PM ]



The Michigan Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with our second 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 2020. 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 St. Clair High School, in St. Clair, MI on Thursday, June 20, 2019 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, 2019 the cost is $25.00.  If you pay after June 01 but before June 18, 2019 the fee is $35.00.  Unfortunately, we may not be able ot accommodate payment at the door for this event. 



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