Members of the CTABT strive to promote the professional growth and development of biology teachers in Connecticut to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom and community.

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops              


June 7, 2014

Connecticut Association of Biology Teacher's (CTABT) Workshop

CTABT will be hosting a half day workshop at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (in the Arts and Science Center), in Winsted, CT on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The theme of the conference will be Innovative Teaching Techniques.  This event is free for members and $20 for non-members (includes a one year membership to CTABT). For directions and maps of the campus, please click here.

Members/non-members register here.

Vendors register here.

Below is a full schedule of events:

8:30-9:00............................... Registration, Coffee, and Visit Vendor Booths

9:00........................................ Selection from one of these three concurrent sessions

Room 214: Teaching and Learning with ipads
Presenter: Eileen F Roark, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Academic Program Director-Biological Sciences, Lincoln

 Room 116: Students as Technicians: Using Cystic Fibrosis to teach General Biology Concepts and Biotechnology 
Presenters: Sharon Gusky and Karen Hunter, Northwestern Connecticut Community College Biology Department

Room 110: Breathing New Life into Dry Bones: How Comparative Anatomy Offer a New Dimension to Learning Human Osteology
Presenter: Gina Semprebon, Paleontologist/ Professor of Biology, Bay Path College

10-10:30............................. Break/ Visit Information and Exhibitor Tables

10:30-11:30....................... Select from one of these three concurrent sessions

Room 116: FACTS – Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques
Presenter: Ingrid Burke, Science Dept. Chair, Northwestern Regional High School

Room 110: More than Just Dissections: Transforming Anatomy and Physiology Labs
Presenter: Alison Jassen, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Room : 201 Using RNAi as a tool for studying gene interactions
Presenter: Sibani Sengupta, Science Department Chairperson, Sacred Heart Academy.

11:30-12:30..................... Lunch/ Presentation on Learning Catalytics, Kevin O'Brien, Learning Technology Specialist Pearson Publishing

12:30................................. Raffles

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June 17-20, 2014

36th Annual Association of Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) Conference, Eugene OR

The 36th annual workshop/conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education will be held in Eugene, Oregon on the campus of the University of Oregon, June 17 to 20, 2014. For more information, please visit:

July 8-10, 2014

Introduction to Aquaponics ~ Dynamic Science for the K-8 Classroom, Port Clyde, ME

Herring Gut Learning Center is hosting an introduction to aquaponics workshop. The workshop includes: 2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in aquaponics using Herring Gut's small-scale commercial aquaponics greenhouse and hatchery as your laboratory; a complete classroom aquaponics kit including tank, filter, pumps, planting materials and an operating manual; standards-based aquaponics curriculum materials that will engage and motive students. For more information on housing and tuition, please visit Lodging and scholarships are avaliable.

October 6, 2014

Third annual Connecticut STEM Conference

More information to come.

November 12-14, 2014

2014 NABT Professional Development Conference, Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH

Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, 200+ informative sessions and special events! For more information please see here.

Photos from Previous Events, Conferences and Workshops

March 15, 2014

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Eastern Regional Conference

October 18, 2013

Western New England Biology Educator's Workshop






October 25, 2013

2013 OBTA Lecture Reception

April 23, 2012

Teaching Real World Biology



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