Teachers discover possibilities at the field station

If you've ever wanted to give your students the chance to catch wild fish out of the Ohio River using currents of electricity, the Thomas More Biology Field Station in California, Ky., has just the thing for you. 

By |2019-01-29T15:26:43-05:00October 3, 2017|

Fayette teacher completes national agriscience program

Jacob Ball Jacob Ball, a teacher at Locust Trace AgriScience Center (Fayette County), has successfully completed the annual National Agriscience Teachers Ambassador Academy in Phoenix. He joins 369 other teachers from across the country who have earned the distinction of Agriscience Teacher Ambassador after the highly competitive process. The academy is a professional development institute managed by the [...]

By |2017-08-09T15:50:22-04:00August 10, 2017|

KDE seeking biology teachers’ input on end-of-course assessments

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking biology teachers to work on the development of new end-of-course assessments for biology that align with the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. Applicants must be available for meetings Aug. 24-26 in Frankfort. They will receive a $250 stipend plus travel expenses; the cost of a substitute teacher for Aug. 24-25 will be [...]

By |2017-07-20T09:13:18-04:00July 20, 2017|

Teachers invited to participate in pilot testing of biology assessments

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Project 2061 is seeking the help of high school science teachers in developing biology assessment questions as part of two projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The questions will measure students’ understanding of ideas about biology such as natural selection, heredity, speciation, human body functions, homeostasis and cellular respiration. [...]

By |2017-04-05T15:14:24-04:00April 6, 2017|

Nominate a biology teacher for outstanding teacher award

Nominations are open for the National Association of Biology Teachers’ (NABT) 2017 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Kentucky. Current biology and life science instructors teaching grades 7-12 are eligible for the award. Winners receive one year of complimentary membership in the NABT and will be recognized at the NABT conference this fall. The nomination deadline is Feb. 28. Email Heleen [...]

By |2017-02-01T14:09:53-05:00February 2, 2017|

Panel discussion on genetics, genomics set in Lexington

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Biology and the Friends of the Lexington Public Library will present a panel discussion on genetics and genomics Oct. 19 at the Lexington Public Library Central Library. The discussion is designed to engage the general public in current topics in genetics and genomics, such as genome editing and manipulation, agricultural genetics, genetically modified organism [...]

By |2016-10-13T08:37:38-04:00October 13, 2016|

UK event series celebrates Nobel winner Morgan’s work

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hunt Morgan, the most famous graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Biology and Lexington’s Nobel Laureate. The UK Department of Biology is celebrating with “A Month of T.H. Morgan,” a series of events dedicated to spreading the word about Morgan’s life and scientific legacy and to exploring the [...]

By |2016-09-28T10:32:27-04:00September 29, 2016|

Teachers invited to two-week summer program in Scotland

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) is giving teachers the opportunity to study in Scotland June 23-July 8, 2017, and to earn college credit hours in a variety of subjects. The two-week program offers classes that explore various aspects of Scotland’s past and present and includes visits to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands. Participants can earn graduate or undergraduate [...]

By |2020-09-28T10:35:37-04:00September 29, 2016|
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