Thank you for your interest in MBER!
MBER SUMMER INSTITUTE:
DUE TO COVID-19 OUR SUMMER INSTITUTE HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR.
MBER-Bio (Model Based Educational Resource-Biology) is a community of science educators dedicated to creating, evolving, and sustaining a coherent collection of instructional materials & resources to teach a full year of High School Biology.
MBER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING BY DISTRICT:
If your district is adopting the MBER Curriculum and you would like further Professional Development support this fall please contact Chris Griesemer at email@example.com. You can also visit the official MBER website for more information.
We will be starting two research projects in the summer of 2021,
please check back in late Fall 2020 for more information.
The MBER Research Project
Researchers at BSCS and the University of California, Davis, with funding from the National Science Foundation are working to understand how model-based teaching helps students achieve the vision laid out in the Next Generation Science Standards. Participating high school biology teachers will receive professional development and access to instructional materials to support a full-year of high school biology instruction (either general bio or earth-integrated).
NGSS Sensemakers Project
Researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, Davis, with funding from James S. McDonnell Foundation are creating a professional learning community to support implementation of NGSS curriculum units. Starting next summer we will be working with middle school teachers that are interested in teaching Next Generation Science Storylines and OpenSciEd to their students, and high school teachers implementing MBER biology in their classes. The project approach immerses you in 3-dimensional learning, using research-based NGSS-designed curriculum units and knowledge building tools to explore how to work with coherent NGSS-designed units. We support you as you bring these units into your classroom, working with experienced facilitators and your peers in an online system that enables sharing classroom artifacts and video.