Riding the bus…

Every time that I am riding  the bus, I look at the advertisements that they put in the top  banner. Lately there are two that caught my attention. The first one is a great idea. It is a piece of poetry!  I enjoy reading them. The second one is the one that I have attached… and that makes me think in this project. The questions that come to mind: Whose truth? Whose knowledge?

The photo does not show it but the image that they use to depict creativity is an essay about  “the feelings of rubber bands”…Creativity vs Truth

just a thought!

Have a great weekend

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Teaching Evolution!

I received this email a few days ago and I think is interesting and an idea worth of sharing. Here it goes!

“TIES is a new project of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. We are looking for educators who can organize and present our workshops on middle school evolution standards to middle school teachers in their area.
The rationale for TIES is as follows:
A middle school science teacher will typically cover many areas of science within his/her annual curriculum, including earth science, physical science, and life science.  It is virtually impossible to become an expert in all of these areas, at least not initially. The purpose of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) is to familiarize interested middle school science teachers with the concepts of natural selection, common ancestry, and diversity in order for them to confidently cover the topics in their classrooms and fulfill their curriculum requirements.  TIES introduces middle school teachers to the most important points of evolution and natural selection with a focus on the amazing advances of genetics.  The success of TIES depends upon providing ready-to-use resources that teachers can begin to use immediately.  Participating teachers or student teacher leave our workshops with presentation slides, labs, guided reading assignments, an exam, and a valuable resource list for their lesson plans.
For more information, please contact Bertha Vazquez
bertha@richarddawkins.net

Tathali

My name is Tathali Urueta-Ortiz and I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia campus Vancouver.

I hold a BSc from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a MA in Science Education from UBC.

Since I was a kid I have been always interested in the natural world.  During my childhood I attended alternative Mexican schools  that provided me with learning experiences that inspired me to learn! I am an avid learner, and science mesmerize me. Through my teaching I share my knowledge and passion about science and education.

Science Education is and excellent field to bring together my academic passions.  Also I am interested in both formal and informal places were we learn. I worked as a Research Assistant  in the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project at UBC Farm. The experiences that I had in that  project have been an important part of my research.

More to come…