Professional Development

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BABEC provides a wide variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year.  All of our workshops and training sessions support teachers in implementing our NGSS-aligned lessons and hands-on lab activities in their classroom.

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Are you new to BABEC and interested in learning more about how we can help you bring biotech to your classroom? 

Do you already receive reagents from us and need help with any of our curricular resources? 

Chat with our Curriculum Lead, Elizabeth Doggett, by making an appointment here.

BABEC Workshops

We offer FREE, high quality workshops that focus on a BABEC lesson, twice a year. 

Get hands-on experience while learning alongside teachers from across the Bay area.  These full or half day immersive trainings take place on Saturdays.

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If you are in the Bay Area and receive reagents from us, ask us about classroom assistance.

Other Workshops

Pending funding, BABEC can bring its Biotech Bootcamp to any part of the US.  The 3-day workshop focuses on fundamental biotech lab bench skills while experiencing multiple BABEC lessons and labs.  Other topics covered include lab math, lab and classroom management, tips and tricks. 

Lastly, we can offer customized professional development according to your needs:

  • District Level workshops 
  • Site specific or topic specific workshops
  • Individual visits to our lab in Burlingame, CA to learn a lesson

Email or schedule an appointment with our Executive Director, Ying-Tsu Loh here to discuss these options.

Amanda Cherry
Paradise Valley HS
Phoenix, AZ

The curriculum materials are beautifully prepared and easy to understand-thanks for preparing such great resources that are easy to use.

Byron Gougoumis
Burton HS
San Francisco, CA

All Babec labs are well organised and modelled effectively with clear, helpful procedural instructions, easily transposed to the classroom.

Gianne Souza
Lincoln HS
San Francisco, CA

The online resources are SO well done! The best I have ever had. Very little modification to make them clear and easy to follow. I have done two BABEC lessons and they are so well made that they made teaching online fun again.

Heather Johnson
Burlingame HS
Burlingame, CA

When doing the BABEC labs I consistently hear students say they feel like "real scientists."

Marianne Gudmundsson
Glenbrook South HS
Glenview, IL

Well organized and scaffolded; flexible structure and can be used partially or as a whole. This unit can be used as is...superbly written and thought out...incorporates many skills and allows student collaboration and student choice/voice.

Rocky Ng
South San Francisco HS
South San Francisco, CA

Thank you for creating these curriculum materials. I am beyond grateful for the quality lessons, on-the-point figures/videos, and easy-to-navigate biotechnology curriculum.

Thi Ngo
Capuchino HS
San Bruno, CA

The level of support really made the whole process easier and encouraged me to continue incorporating biotech into my curriculum. Thank you for the live assistance during the labs and for responding to inquiries so promptly and with such urgency.

Anonymous Teacher

Really well thought out curricula. Great to see "old" activities that have been re-imagined with lots of consideration to NGSS.

Anonymous Teacher

This was the best educational workshop I have had the honor of attending, and I am so thankful.

Anonymous Teacher

Wonderfully executed. Strengthened my skills. Thank you!!

Anonymous Teacher

BABEC has such a strong positive impact on teachers and students - thank you for your amazing work!