University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

It's time for the National Association of Biology Teachers' Professional Development Conference!

October 15, 2015 - 3:26pm -- Hillary Lauren

If you are planning to attend the 2015 National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference, stop by to see our sessions! We will be presenting at two sessions this year: a summary of our research on a computer game we designed and a hands-on workshop on how to alight materials to the NGSS.


Using a Computer Game to Teach Scientific Argumentation

Thursday, November 12
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room 556A

We will present a case study of how a teacher used a computer game to support students’ construction of scientific arguments and how different levels of scaffolding available through student sheets may impact the quality of students’ arguments. 


A Practical Guide for Aligning Existing Materials to the NGSS

Saturday, November 14
8:30am - 9:45am
Providence Ballroom I & IV

Want to better align your curriculum to the NGSS? Gain experience and advice on using the EQuIP rubric to evaluate an example lesson, while developers and teachers share their approach to revising and implementing lessons and units for the NGSS.