Professional Development Opportunities
BABEC provides a wide variety of workshops and sessions throughout the year. All our workshops and sessions will help high school teachers implement our NGSS-aligned lessons and hands-on lab activities in the classrooms. Upon completion of any professional development session, teachers will have access to BABEC’s online resource library and will be eligible to rent our portable lab kits.
Check out the variety of workshops and sessions we offer to find what works best for you.
*Saturday WorkshopsAfter-School Small Group SessionsOne-on-One SessionsDistrict PD
Want to spend time with other like-minded educators?
BABEC offers workshops on Saturdays throughout the year and are taught by experienced biotechnology instructors. During our Saturday workshops we provide in-depth instruction on the curricular and technical side of our lessons. Workshops generally take place at City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus. They run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and includes breakfast, lunch and teacher stipends. Saturday Workshops are great for teachers who meet any of the following criteria:
1. New or veteran to BABEC lessons
2. Like to network and learn from other educators
3. Desire in-depth coverage of a lesson
4. Like the food & fun atmosphere, focused on teacher community and learning
Looking for training for your department, colleagues or small group in your area?
BABEC offers after-school small group sessions that are customized for each group and cover a lesson of your choosing. Group sizes can range from 3 to 10 teachers. In these smaller 3-hour sessions, our instructors are able to focus more on the specific needs of the teachers.
After-school small sessions are great for teachers who meet any of the following criteria:
1.Prefer shorter sessions with more individual attention
2.Desire a smaller group customize to what you need from the lesson
3.Obtain assistance in a timely way so you can implement sooner
Missed a workshop?
If you are interested in implementing BABEC lessons, BABEC offers one-on-one sessions that can be done on-site and/or by video conference (i.e. Zoom). During these 1 to 1.5 hour sessions that can span several meetings, our instructors go over the lesson and provide guidance on classroom setup, equipment and logistics. Our instructors can also provide occasional in-person assistance during classroom implementation.
One-on-one sessions are great for teachers who meet any of the following criteria:
1.Did not/could not attend another professional development format
2.Desire customized assistance on 1 or more lessons
3.Timely assistance so you can implement sooner
4.In-class assistance with equipment set-up, materials logistics, lesson and lab workflow to build teacher confidence and classroom success.
BABEC also provides services for district professional development days. We can work with district leads to provide professional development on a BABEC lesson of your choice in the time span appropriate for your event.
District Professional Development sessions are great for teachers with the following criteria:
1.Curious to see what BABEC lessons are about without making a big commitment
2.Enjoy working with colleagues from your district
3.District sanctioned, a good way to learn something new