MBER Summer Institute

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. This 4-day institute on June 24-27, 2019 at Sacramento State is designed to help you navigate the collection of tools, links, strategies, and resources created to provide you with a deeper insight into the nuances of the Model-Based Educational Resource. Through the ideas presented, you'll understand what changes in thought and action will make you and your students' transition to a model-based classroom a success. In addition to the four days of training and workshops, you'll also receive a lifelong membership to the MBER Biology community, as well as access to the full year of NGSS-aligned high school biology curriculum materials. Learn how to use the MBER materials and teach in ways that support students in science learning as called for in NGSS. 

When & Where

When: June 24-27, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Sacramento State University, Sequoia Hall

Payment Information

Registration Fee: $625 per teacher OR $550 per teacher for teams of two or more from the same school site

Register Online - first come, first served!

Registrations received after June 5th will incur a $25 late fee
If paying by Purchase Order, a hard copy is not required to register, but you must have approval from your district, school principal, or school secretary for the funds AND the contact information for that person must be provided during the registration process.

Payments should be made out to the MASE Center and mailed to:
MASE Center
6000 J Street - Sequoia Hall #330
Sacramento, CA 95819-6125

For questions regarding payment please contact Heidi Trapp at heidi.trapp@csus.edu or at (916) 278-5487.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by June 5, 2019 in order to receive a full refund (minus a $15 processing fee). Any cancellations received after this time will not receive a refund. Registrations may be transferred at any time with no penalty.

Travel to Sacramento State

Detailed driving directions to Sacramento State

The closest airport is Sacramento International Airport, approximately 18 miles from campus.


A block of discounted Studio Suite rooms are being held at Larkspur Landing, approximately 1 mile from campus.To receive the discounted rate you must book by May 24, 2019.

The discounted rooms are being held under the MBER Summer Institute event. You can make your reservations online with the group code 131281 or you can call the hotel directly at (916) 646-1212 to reserve your room. Additional information regarding their amenities and location can be found on the Larkspur Landing website.

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