PG Opportunity at UC Riverside:
"Developing Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans
for High School Evolutionary Biology"

11-15 July 2016
Monday-Friday, 9-12:30 and 1:30-5:00
University of California, 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.

Apply online at:

http://goo.gl/forms/XY1NA6L2cL

Applications are due by Friday, 20 May 2016

PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH APPROPRIATE COLLEAGUES!

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/).

QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CONTACT:
Professor Theodore Garland, Jr.
tgarland@ucr.edu
phone 951-827-3524