When: June 18-20, 2014 (Approximate hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day)
Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, NC)
Why: Participants will receive continuing education units (CEUs), a $25/day stipend and a collection of resources and materials for teaching evolution. Travel awards are available for participants from outside of the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area, so teachers from all across NC are encouraged to apply.
What: Please join us for an exciting 3-day professional development workshop focusing on the teaching of evolutionary science. This workshop is designed for high school teachers, to provide an overview of key evolutionary concepts, mechanisms, and cutting-edge research. Participants will be exposed to hands-on, inquiry-based activities, demonstrations, and discussions using evolution as a unifying theme for the biological sciences. Lessons will be aligned to the new NC Essential Standards for Biology and the new AP Biology Frameworks.
This year's workshop is organized jointly by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS). Scientists and educators from both NESCent and NCMNS will present topics with an emphasis on current research, practical applications and hands-on, engaging classroom activities that illustrate and enhance concepts.
More Information and to Apply: http://www.nescent.org/courses/2014/evo101.php
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance will be sent by May 5th, 2014
For questions, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub (firstname.lastname@example.org)