Evolution in Oklahoma and Texas Science Classes
Who: High school science teachers and college majors in science education from Oklahoma and northern Texas (approximately from Texarkana, to Dallas-Fort Worth and suburbs to Wichita Falls, Texas)
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.
- Dr. 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.
Presented by Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education, the National Science Foundation (NSF-0845314), and the University of Oklahoma Biological Station.