Evolution in Oklahoma and Texas Science Classes
Who: High school science teachers and students in science education
When: Friday Oct. 5 (6:00 PM) through Sunday Oct. 7, 2012 (3:00 PM)
Where: The University of Oklahoma Biological Station on Lake Texoma, OK
Topics covered will include:
- The nature of science and latest developments in evolutionary biology
- Curriculum development and state standards
- Resources on teaching evolution for teachers
- Discussion of participants’ favorite lesson plans and classroom experiences
- Dealing with classroom and community controversy
- Legislation and the political landscape.
Participants will earn a certificate of participation for professional development credit.
- Julie Angle (Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, OSU)
- Dr Richard Broughton (Zoology, OU)
- Dr. Ola Fincke (Zoology, OU)
- Dr. Victor Hutchison (Zoology, OU)
- Dr. Cecil Lewis (Anthropology, OU)
- Dr. Joseph Maness (Biological Sciences, Southwestern OSU)
- Bob Melton (Science Curriculum Specialist, Putnam City Schools)
- Dr. Stanley Rice (Biological Sciences, Southeastern OSU
All materials (including two books on teaching evolution), accommodations, and meals at the UOBS are included. The only cost for participants is a $25 registration fee. Registration deadline is Sept. 14, 2012. Early registration is advised as places are limited to 30 registrants.
Further information, registration forms and payment information are on-line at: www.oklascience.org/teachers.pdf and at www.ou.edu/uobs/teachers.htm.
Presented by Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education, the National Science Foundation (NSF-0845314), and the University of Oklahoma Biological Station