BABEC 2019 Fall Conference: Advancing Biotech Education

September 28, 2019 @ Skyline College – Register Here!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Morning Session – 8:30 AM to Noon
Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • BABEC and Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza of Skyline College

BABEC Team: About Us

  • Learn about our new resources and our new collaboration with Genentech

Introduction to the K12 Strong Workforce Program 

  • Meet the Co-Chairs of the Bay Area K12 Strong Workforce Program
  • See a grant profile of the new Biotech Talent Pipeline by Alameda Unified School District and Laney College
  • Meet the regional K12 Strong Workforce Program grantees from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

Afternoon Session – Noon to 2:30 PM
Regional Group Activity

  • Get to know your local colleagues and brainstorm new collaborations

Keynote Address:  Strategies for Aligning Biotech Lessons with NGSS

  • Kirk Brown of San Joaquin County Office of Education

Facilitated Networking with Dessert & Coffee

Please join us for an engaging and inspiring day of community with other science teachers from across the Bay Area! Come see our new classroom resources and learn how biotech activities can help you teach NGSS.

Keynote Address: Strategies for Aligning Biotech Lessons with NGSS

Kirk Brown
Director of STEM Programs, San Joaquin County Office of Education
Kirk is Director of Science and STEM Integration/Innovation at San Joaquin County Office of Education. He is also the regional science-lead of the Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee of the California County Superintendent’s Educational Services Association. Kirk was also a member of the NGSS State Review Team and the NGSS Science Expert Panel, helping California adopt the NGSS state standards for science. He also co-wrote the Revised CA Science Framework. Before coming to the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Kirk taught International Baccalaureate Biology and Biotechnology at Tracy High School for 25 years.

Strategies for Strong Workforce Program Funding

  • Learn how to engage with new state funding options for biotech education
  • The K12 Strong Workforce Program is up and running.
  • Panel discussion with program leadership and current district grant recipients about how you can tap into state workforce funds for biotechnology education.

Engaging Networking Opportunities

  • Convene with your colleagues from across the Bay
  • The letter C in BABEC stands for Community, and we take that seriously!
  • We will provide ample opportunities to network and connect with old friends and new contacts.



Jennielyn Dino-RossiBABEC 2019 Fall Conference: Advancing Biotech Education