PG Opportunity at UC Riverside:
We invite applications for a 1-week workshop to provide training in the use and development of active-learning exercises in evolutionary biology, geared towards the high school level.
Participants will first be introduced to some existing exercises, such as "Born to Run" (http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/BornToRun.html) and "Champs, Chirps, and Twerps: What do we choose in mates? (http://idea.ucr.edu/courses.html).
We will then choose one or more ideas for development and create the lesson plan, to be hosted on the IDEA website (http://idea.ucr.edu/).
Participants will have an opportunity to develop customized plans for their students while connecting their experience with real-world science in practice.
Lesson plans will be developed in the light of Next Generation Science Standards and implementing three-dimensional learning strategies.
Participants, limited to 7, will receive a financial incentive of up to $500 after completion of the workshop.
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Applications are due by Friday, 20 May 2016
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Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and the University of California, Riverside Institute for the Development of Educational Applications (IDEA: http://idea.ucr.edu/).