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Make a Contribution to Labstracts: Your ABLE Conference Experiences
Have you ever applied what you learned at an ABLE conference to your
own teaching? If you did, how did it go?
If you have contact me with a write up about whether it worked or not.
Did you make changes to the lab? Are you still using it now? Why or
All submissions are welcome at anytime, in addition to your experiences at ABLE conferences and how you have used the ABLE labs in your own labs. Do you
have ideas for articles, even if you don't have time to write one yourself?
If you would like to submit an article or news item, please email
If you are submitting an article, please include information about yourself
and a digital photograph (if possible) to include with the article.
Photos of students or equipment "in action" are, of course,
also always welcome.
Here is a short list of upcoming meetings that might interest ABLE
ABLE (Association for Biology Laboratory Education): The 2009 annual meeting will be from June 9-13, 2009, at the University of Deleware, Newark, DE.
HAPS Regional Conference: The upcoming Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) 23rd Annual Conference will be hosted at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, May 23rd through May 28th, 2009 in Baltimore, MD. HAPS conferences provide lots of great general teaching tips that any biology teacher can use, not just Anatomy & Physiology teachers. In essence a HAPS conference is a Multidisciplinary Teaching Conference. For more information go to: www.hapsweb.org .
of College and University Biology Educators): The 52nd Annual Meeting, "Assessment in the Biology Classroom: How do we evaluate student learning?" was held October 16-18, 2008 at Hopkinsville Community College, Hopkinsville, KY.
(American Institute of Biological Sciences): The 2009 AIBS annual meeting will be held May 18-19, 2009 in Arlington, VA at the Westin Arlinton Hotel, on the theme of "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply."
CUR (Council on Undergraduate
Research): The 13th National Conference will be at Weber State University in June 2010.
NABT (National Association
of Biology Teachers): The 2009 annual meeting will be at the Sheraton Denver in Denver, CO from November 11-14, 2009.
NCUR (National Conferences
on Undergraduate Research): The 2009 annual meeting will be April
16-18, 2009 at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
NSTA (National Science
Teachers Association): The National Conference will be held New Orleans, LA March 19-22nd.
Project Kaleidoscope is devoted to undergraduate education in mathematics, engineering, and
science. The website lists a variety of meetings and workshops. Upcoming
events include "Learning Spaces and Technology Workshop ", March 6-8th, 2009 at the University of Richmond and "2009 Keck/ PKAL Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning Project", July 29-31st at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
Wakonse South: The Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to participate in the 11th Annual Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching. This event was held April 4-6, 2008 at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park in Burnet, TX.