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!

MBER SUMMER INSTITUTE:
DUE TO COVID-19, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT OUR SUMMER INSTITUTE WILL BE DELAYED THIS YEAR, PLEASE STANDBY FOR MORE DETAILS.
MBER-Bio (Model Based Educational Resource-Biology) is a community of science educators dedicated to creating, evolving, and sustaining a coherent collection of instructional materials & resources to teach a full year of High School Biology. More information on our Summer Institute can be found here.

NGSS Sensemakers Project

PLEASE NOTE THE PRIORITY DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

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.

The MBER Research Project

Due to COVID-19 the Research Project is still happening but has been postponed until Spring 2021
If you are interested in applying please email Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt and we will contact you when the application process reopens.

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, Summer of 2021