MBER OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks for your interest in MBER!

If you are interested in learning to use the MBER curricular resources, we are currently recruiting for two research studies. These projects provide additional instructor support beyond our annual week-long summer institutes and also provide a stipend!

The “MBER Research Project”will also roll-out an early-release access to our new MBER-Living Earth curricular resources (for earth science-integrated biology).

Please consider applying to one or even both of the projects below!

Those not eligible or interested can still apply to our MBER Summer Institutes. More information can be found here.

1. The MBER Research Project

Who can apply?
High school biology teachers who will teach at least four sections of either general biology or earth science integrated biology (per the three-course model where biology is branded "The Living Earth").

  • Teachers will receive:
    • access to the MBER-Biology or MBER-Living Earth curricular materials,
    • a week-long training in Sacramento (expenses covered)
    • a $4000 stipend!
  • To be eligible, teachers must for two consecutive years:
    • be assigned at least 4 sections of biology,
    • be willing to teach (in parallel) two sections of MBER and two (or more) sections of an alternative curriculum,
    • administer occasional assessments (provided by the project) to students,
    • allow researchers to observe and administer assessments in their classrooms
    • attend a training in Sacramento either June 23-26, 2020 or June 29-July 2, 2020.

For more details and to apply, Click Here.

2. NGSS Sensemakers Project

 Who can apply?
High school biology teachers who will teach at least two sections of general biology. Interested teachers should apply as a team (of two or more) from their school site or district.

  • Teachers will receive:
    • access to the MBER-Biology curricular materials,
    • extra on-line support through virtual study groups,
    • a week-long training in Chicago (expenses covered), and
    • a $1000 stipend!
  • To be eligible, teachers must for two consecutive years:
    • be assigned at least 2 sections of biology,
    • have capacity to attend a 90-minute virtual meeting with facilitators and teachers two times per month,
    • allow researchers to observe and administer assessments in their classrooms
    • attend a training in Chicago July 13-17, 2020.

For more details and to apply, Click Here.

Not eligible but still want support?

If you aren’t eligible for or interested in the above projects but would like support in learning to use MBER in your classroom, we invite you to join us for our MBER Summer Institutes, offered June 23-26, 2020 and June 29-July 2, 2020. Click here for more information.