2016 ESATYCB Annual Conference

THEME: Making Biology Relevant to Our Students: Strategies for Engagement
WHERE: Middletown, New York
WHEN: April 15 – 17, 2016


Friday, April 15th
5:00-7:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
7:00-8:00 pm Featured Speaker: The New Communication Environment
Andrew C. Revkin, Pace University’s Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding
Sponsored by SUNY Orange Global Initiative: Water
Saturday, April 16th
7:30-8:45 am Breakfast/Registration
8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00-9:45 am Evidence-Based Teaching: Just the Facts or Thinking Like Scientists?
Dr. Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University
9:45-10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00-12:00 am Workshop: Transforming Science Instruction Through the Use of Student-Centered Strategies: A Discussion of Novel Curricular Approaches
Dr. Murray Jensen, University of Minnesota

Workshop: Helping Faculty Put Case-Based Learning Into Practice in Their Biology Classrooms
Dr. William Cliff, Niagara University
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch, Vendors (Pearson Publishing, MiniPCR, and others) and Campus Tour
1:00-1:30 pm NobleStream
demo on Labster (virtual lab) and LRNR (adaptive courseware)
1:30-2:15 pm Building Bridges in STEM: Expanding SUNY’s Collaborations Among Community Colleges and Four-Year Institutions
Dr. Joseph Skrivanek, Purchase College, SUNY

Ecological Literacy: Getting Diverse Students Involved
Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2:30-5:00 pm Workshop/Laboratory: DNA Barcoding: Independent Research in the Classroom
Dr. Bruce Nash, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2:30-3:45 pm Workshop: Biology and Social Justice Case Studies: Scaffolding Learning for Authentic Assessment
Dr. Katayoun Chamany, Eugene Lang College, The New School, NY
4:00-5:30 pm Workshop: Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)
Dr. Monica Devanas, Rutgers University
6:00-7:30 pm Buffet Dinner and Full Bar
7:30-8:30 pm Featured Speaker: Environmental Health Sciences/Toxicology as a Gateway to STEM
Dr. Toby Rossman, Langone School of Medicine, NYU
Sunday, April 17th
6:00-8:00 am Traditional Bird Walk
Dr. Martin Borko, SUNY Orange
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-11:45 am Strategies for Accurate Assessment of Student Learning
Dr. Victoria Ferrara, Director of Educational Assessment, Mercy College, NY
12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Lunch