49th BIOTA was held at the Summer Capital of the Philippines

The Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines (BIOTA) held its 49th annual national convention and scientific sessions on April 3-5, 2014 at Baguio City, a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon. Because of its cool climate, Baguio City is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

With the theme “Innovations in Biology Education in the New Curriculum,” this year’s BIOTA convention focused on sharing practices and experiences in employing innovations in biology education to strengthen curricular reforms. The University of Baguio (UB) was the venue of the plenary lectures, seminar-lectures, hands-on demonstrations, workshops and poster paper presentations during the convention. All the activities were designed for sharing of current researches and experiences on continuing professional development to enhance capabilities of biology teachers, and help achieve excellence in Biology education and research in the country.