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Science in School Conference for Educators


July 25, 2011 — Duschl and McTighe"Taking Science to School," a two-part conference on understanding and applying research in science education, will be at the University of Wyoming Aug. 1-2, and at the Hampton Inn Sept. 8-9.

Science teachers and individuals responsible for revising and designing school district science curriculum are encouraged to attend the free conference. The conference gives attendees the opportunity to review and revise science curricula and apply it with current research on learning and education.

Part one of the conference, "Taking Science to School (TSTS): From Research to Practice," features Richard Duschl, TSTS editor. He will discuss how to make science education more comprehensive and present research in science education, psychology and other areas about teaching science in school. Duschl also will discuss findings from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science.

Part two, "Designing an Understanding-Based Science Curriculum Using Common Core Standards," features Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design (UbD). He will present material about using UbD to build a science curricula based on recent research and the new Common Core Standards. McTighe also will discuss the use of graphic organizers for improving teaching and learning.

To register for all or part of the conference, visit http://www.uwyo.edu/smtc.

For more information, call Pete Ellsworth at (307) 766-3456 or email peterc@uwyo.edu.

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Richard Duschl, top, and Jay McTighe, are the featured speakers for the two-part "Taking Science to School" conference.


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