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