Interested in the science of teaching Biology? 

Provided by:

Stacy Ochoa, PhD (sochoa@sdsu.edu) from San Diego State University

Do you want to learn more about the science of teaching biology? Do you want to share innovations in your biology teaching with the wider community? Then SABER is for you!

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) is hosting its annual meeting virtually for free this summer. SABER is a scientific community whose members collect data and develop a theory with the goal of improving undergraduate biology education.

The conference is on four Fridays on July 10, 17, 24, and 31. There also is a session for biology education research (BER) and discipline-based education researcher (DBER) grad students and postdocs on Thursday, July 23. We invite you to register and join virtual SABER 2020. There is no charge for registration. Highlights of the meeting:

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Canning, “Instructors as Meaning-Makers: Designing Social-Psychological Interventions to Support Stigmatized Students.” Her research focuses on the subtle messages that create and maintain bias and social inequality, both in classrooms and organizational contexts. Her lab also designs and tests psychosocial interventions to try to mitigate these impacts.
  • 74 talks on biology education research
  • Open poster session (please submit your poster abstract on your innovative biology teaching or biology education research project by June 26th)
  • New! Buddy system for connecting newcomers with veteran members. Click here to sign up for a mentor who can introduce you to SABER and help you navigate the conference.

We hope that you can join us and become part of this community focused on improving the way we teach undergraduate biology!