Scheduling for Next Year, Community Highlights, and More!
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ABE MA Newsletter July 2021
Happy 4th of July from the ABE Massachusetts Team!
We hope that you all have had a chance to relax now that the school year is over.  Although we do not have a traditional summer PDI planned, there is some fun in the pipeline! 
Update on 2021 Summer PDI

This summer, ABE MA will not be hosting a traditional professional development workshop. Trust us, we want to see you! With Harvard slated to open fully in August, we hope to hold an on-campus PD this fall. Hang tight. You'll be subjected to Alia's science puns soon. 

ABE MA Scheduling for the
2021 - 2022 Program Year

Though our operations were minimal during the 2020 - 2021 program year, we supported over 25 teachers and 1000 students in full or hybrid ABE implementation. As we plan to re-enter our labs and our classrooms, we are optimistic that teachers and students will once again participate in the ABE Program. That said, the ABE MA Scheduling Survey for the 2021 - 2022 Program Year is open.

ABE MA 2021 - 2022 Scheduling Survey
ABE Community Spotlights

🎉 Lindsey L'Ecuyer 🎉
Congratulations to ABE MA Teacher, Lindsey L'Ecuyer, for winning the 2021 Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. Lindsey was nominated by fellow ABE MA Teacher, Cara Bak. 
Read the article about Lindsey's award
🎉 Julie Snyder 🎉
ABE MA Teacher, Julie Snyder, retires after 35 years of teaching. Congratulations and Happy Retirement, Julie! 
Read "A Force of Nature Retires"
MESN Equity & Anti-Racism in STEM Resources
We'd like to highlight the Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism for High Quality STEM Learning webinar, scheduled for
August 10 - 11th from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
MESN Equity & Anti-Racism in STEM Resources Page
How can you advance equity and justice through science teaching?
Inequities are built into the systems of science education such that “students of color, students who speak first languages other than English, and students from low-income communities… have had limited access to high-quality, meaningful opportunities to learn science.” Intersecting equity projects can guide the teaching and learning of science towards social justice. Science educators who engage in these projects help advance Indigenous self-determination (details) and racial justice by confronting the consequences of legacies of injustice and promoting liberatory approaches to education.
Read the article here
What We're Reading
Life Sciences Workforce in Massachusetts Report
Download the report
Community: Articles, Events, Opportunities, Talks
Applications are now being accepted for the Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship, which recognizes one outstanding high school or community college student who plans to enroll in an eligible 2- or 4-year life sciences undergraduate program. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2021.
Students can apply here!
The Henri A. Termeer Champions in Biotechnology Teacher Award is accepting nominations for teachers! This award is open to New England high school teachers who are expanding innovative biotech and life sciences curricula in their classroom. Nominations are due by August 1, 2021
Nomination forms are be found here!
BioGraph: Teaching Biology Through Systems, Models, and Argumentation (Online PD on the edX platform)
The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group of New England (LRIG-NE) is providing up to $2,500 will be awarded to those science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in secondary schools throughout New England who best meet the criteria below. The objective of these grants is to provide funds to expand project-based activities in educational settings.
LRIG-New England Marsha Paul Education Grant Application (Deadline is December 31, 2021)
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