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Education Report for January/February 2013

The AIBS Education Office provides analysis and communication for the AIBS Board, Headquarters Office, and Education Committee on issues of import to the AIBS membership and the larger scientific community. Reports are broadly disseminated by email every few months to AIBS membership leaders and contacts. Special reports are sent more frequently as needed. We have archived these reports here for your information and attention. Read about each report's contents below, then click to read the complete text.

New Publications and Reports

Learn about Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER) and the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) in this month’s Eye on Education column in BioScience.

Explore and use the new “Core Concepts and Learning Objectives in Plant Biology for Undergraduates” developed by the Botanical Society of America and the American Society for Plant Biology.

Leadership for Interdisciplinary Learning: A Practical Guide to Mobilizing, Implementing, and Sustaining Campus Efforts, by Susan Elrod and Mary J. S. Roth, was published this fall by Project Kaleidoscope.

Learn about the current state of "Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape" by reading the Summary of a 2012 Summit.

Read the latest BioScience education article on "Advanced Technologies and Data Management Practices in Environmental Science: Lessons from Academia".

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Get Involved

Share the efforts in your community that are advancing the Vision and Change recommendations and participate in the Change conference by submitting an abstract to AAAS by January 31st.

Contribute your expertise to the Partnership in Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) community. Learn about the working groups and join the conversation!

Submit a proposal to the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) by March 20th to bring together researchers and educators focused on Interdisciplinary Integration within undergraduate education.

Provide feedback on the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Kindergarten through High School students by going to the NGSS website.

your biology education research knowledge and practice by participating in the American Society for Microbiology's Biology Scholars program. Deadline for Residency Programs is February 1st.

Apply for support for a project at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences by March 1 through the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

Become an expert in participating in online educator communities, using digital libraries, and integrating the Vision and Change tenets into resources for classroom as an Archive Vision and Change Scholar. Apply by January 22nd.

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Upcoming Biology Education Conferences

The Life Discovery-Doing Science Conference is being organized by the Ecological Society of America, Botanical Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society for Economic Botany. March 15-16, 2013. St. Paul, MN.

Develop new classroom materials with innovative biology educators at the BioQUEST Summer Workshop. June 10 - 16, 2013 Emory University Atlanta, GA

Participate in hands-on workshops at the 2013 Annual Association for Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Conference. June 25-28. Alberta, CA.

Share your research and gain new knowledge at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research 2013 National Meeting. July 11-14, 2013. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, MN.

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