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 23-26, 2015

37th Annual ABLE Meeting, Boston University, Boston, MA

The 37th annual ABLE conference will be on June 23-26, 2015 at Boston University. The mini workshop submission deadline is March 15. Mini workshops are 45 minutes in length (some mini workshops may be presented twice). Mini workshops are given to present novel curricular approaches to teaching biology. They are not strictly limited to presentations about teaching in a laboratory setting. They may be presented as a lecture, demonstration, computer laboratory, or hands-on wet-lab activity. All the mini-workshop presentations include some audience participation and discussion. For more information, please visit

July 13-17, 2015

Short course: Teaching the Genome Generation, Jackson Labs, Farmington, CT

Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG) is a one-week short course designed to educate teachers in the modern underpinnings of genetics and genomics. Through hands on, experimentally derived data sets, teachers explore the meaning of genomics and its impact in personalized medicine. The course will focus on several major themes including (i) techniques in molecular biology, (ii) bioinformatics and (iii) social, ethical, and legal aspects in personalized genomics. Teachers will be provided with training to develop inquiry-based lessons that can be implemented in their biology classes. Ongoing support and consultation from course faculty during the subsequent academic year will aid with curricular integration of TtGG learning goals. TtGG will be open to high school teachers in Connecticut interested in developing their understanding of modern genomics.  Because the course will be limited to 18-20 participants, teachers will be asked to submit a brief application including a statement of interest and a copy of their resume. Each teacher will receive a stipend of $500, JAX-subsidized residential accommodations, and breakfast and lunch. Participant travel expenses will also be covered and a certificate of contact hours will be conferred. For more information, please click here.

November 11-14, 2015

2015 NABT Professional Development Conference, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

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. NABT is now accepting sessions proposals for the 2015 Professional Development Conference online. NABT will accept sessions until 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, March 15th. Due to limited space, late and incomplete submissions will not be considered for review. Acceptance notifications will be sent to the primary presenter by May 1th and upon acceptance, all session presenters must register and pay the appropriate fees to attend the NABT Professional Development Conference. Registrations must be received by May 31st for your session to be included in the Conference Program.

Photos from Previous Events, Conferences and Workshops

June 12, 2015

Tour of Urban Oaks Organic Farm

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

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