July 30- August 2, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD (3.0 units of license renewal credit)
The Centers of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network, in collaboration with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, are providing professional development for high school biology teachers through a series of statewide SITE: 9-12 Biology workshops. SITE: 9-12 Biology workshops will help teachers more effectively implement the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in Biology by increasing their own content knowledge. During the 5-day summer workshops content material and pedagogical strategies will focus on respiration, photosynthesis, energy transfer in ecosystems, gene regulation, evolution, adaptation and unity and diversity of life. Content misconceptions, concept mapping and reading strategies will also be covered. A two-hour session at the North Carolina Science Teacher’s Association fall institute will be held to bring all workshop participants together for resource sharing and assessment and online follow up is planned.
Instructor: Hollace Stephenson, Tonya Brinegar
Target: High School Biology Teachers
Fee: $300 plus an additional $25 will be charged as lab fee.