Biology Leadership Conference 2018 Agenda


Friday, February 23

3:00 – 4:00 PM Registration, Sevilla Foyer

4:00 – 5:00 PM Orientation for Newcomers, Sevilla 1
Beth Wilbur and Robin Heyden

5:00 - 5:30 PM Welcome Reception, Sevilla Foyer

5:30 – 6:30 PM Welcome and Introductions, Sevilla 1

6:30 PM Dinner at Primo’s


Saturday, February 24

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast, Cataluna Room

8:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote Address, Sevilla 1
The Carbon Cycle and Global Photosynthesis: A New Look at Life on Planet Earth
David Schimel, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 - 11:00 AM Applying Big Space Data to the Classroom, Sevilla 1
Ruth Buskirk, University of Texas, Austin

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop: 21 Strategies to Engage Students, Make Learning Environments Inclusive, and Promote Student Success, Sevilla 1
Kimberly Tanner,San Francisco State University

12:00 – 1:00 PM Working Lunch: 21 Strategies, Sevilla 1
Kimberly Tanner,San Francisco State University

1:00 -1:15 PM Break

1:15 – 2:00 PM Chance at Birth: Social Positioning and Equity in Higher Education, Sevilla 1
Bryan Dewsbury, University of Rhode Island

2:00 – 3:00 PM 2017 Catalytic Grant Program and 2017 Winners, Sevilla 1
Learning to Study Smart: Building Metacognitive Skills using Evidence-Based Study
Graeme Lindbeck, Valencia College; Christine Davis, University of Florida; Jamie Jensen, Brigham Young University; Kimberly Murphy, Austin Community College; Cynthia Surmacz, Bloomsburg University
Quantitative Skills and Biological Concepts: Developing Active, Integrated Modules to Improve Students' Statistical Competencies
Rebecca Orr, Collin County Community College; Ruth Buskirk, University of Texas, Austin

3:00 – 5:00 PM Free Time

5:00 – 7:00 PM Poster Session, Sevilla 2

7:00 PM Dinner


Sunday, February 25

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast, Cataluna Room

8:30 – 9:30 AM Brief but Spectacular, Sevilla 1
Disciplinary Practices in AP Biology: The Preparation, The Handoff, The Future
Ann Brokaw, Rocky River High School
Making Accessible Course Materials: Some Thoughts and Experiences on Working with Visually Impaired Students
Ford Lux, Metropolitan State University

9:30 - 10:30 AM Think/Pair/Share and The Inclusive Classroom Q & A, Sevilla 1
Kimberly Tanner and Bryan Dewsbury

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM Brief but Spectacular, Sevilla 1
Motivating Student Success: Less Stick and More Carrot
Michael Black, California Polytechnic State University
Teaching Skills to Improve Content Learning: More Carrots Needed
Clarissa Dirks, The Evergreen State College

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Wrap-Up/Boxed Lunches to go

12:15 – 1:30 PM Optional MasteringBiology Workshop, Sevilla 1
Josh Frost and Michael Gillespie