Thursday, February 23, 2006

NABT Helps Scientists with Evolution at AAAS Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Your 2006 President also welcomes you! Keep this site handy. Please upload: questions/ideas/tips/suggestions/requests.

At the recent AAAS meeting in St Louis, NABT showed its leadership in bringing scientists and teachers to the table to discuss needs and responsibilities concerning teaching evolution and the nature of science. Our university colleagues recognize that they must change how and what they teach so that college students and people who plan to become science teachers are, in fact, prepared to teach science as the standards and benchmarks recommend. This is our opportunity to help scientists to understand our needs. We now have a real platform to make scientists understand our standards and benchmarks so we can truly partner to improve science education K-16.

Regards,

Toby Horn
NABT President, 2006


Louisa Stark, NABT Region VIII Coordinator and member of the Board of Directors adds . . .

Videos and PowerPoints from the speakers' presentations at the AAAS session on evolution are available on the AAAS website at http://www.aaas.org/programs/centers/pe/evoline/index.shtml.

Thank you to Toby for helping to organize this important event!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Welcome


Welcome to the National Association of Biology Teachers' Blog. We are proud to provide this additional resource for members and friends to share experiences, gather ideas, and support each other in the goal of improving biology and life science education for all students. For almost 70 years NABT has been living our motto of "Transforming Life Science Education." Now, we continue that transformation by embracing the latest tools and technology to help you transform your teaching - and your students.

Whether you need the support of a mentor and the community or are a more "senior" teacher with the wisdom of experience, whether you are just struggling with or excited about the day's events, or whether you are grappling with the larger issues of science education, we welcome you to this forum and encourage you to participate.

We in the NABT office and leadership will help to keep the conversations going. We will add discussions of significant trends and events as they unfold, and share our thoughts on the state of science education today and tomorrow. So, whether it's mixing that phospate buffer, creating opportunities for students with special needs, or wanting to shape educational policy, this is your blog.

Please join us as we expand our horizons.

Wayne Carley, Executive Director