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Teacher Workshop to focus on Controversial Science Topics- like Evolution
The workshop begins Monday at the University of South Florida's College of Education.
Speakers will guide science teachers through such topics as "The Glorious History of Creationism in Florida," "Cognitive Biases and Misconceptions of Students" and "Controversial Issues Outside of Evolution."
Among the groups participating are the National Center for Science Education, Florida Citizens for Science and the Coalition for Science Literacy.
Debra Walker, a Monroe County School Board member who served on the committee that rewrote the state's science standards, will discuss "Top 10 Myths about Teaching Evolution."
She said working on the science standards, approved in February 2008 by the Florida Board of Education, proved to be an eye opener.
"I was shocked at how many districts just totally ignored evolution," Walker said."
How many districts IGNORED EVOLUTION? What type of subpar education are our children receiving because of teacher's religious beliefs and/or their discomfort with the material? There is a lot more at the link, very interesting info!
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