Science Teacher Symposium: Teaching Biological Origins

An exciting new supplementary textbook delivers critical thinking at its best (9th grade – college): Explore Evolution: The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism (Hill House Publishers, 2007). Those teaching lower grade levels may attend to consider ways of adapting this material.

Presented by the M.A. Program in Science and Religion and the Department of Education at Biola University.

Register: Call 888-332-4652 or download form

Cost (includes ACSI CEU and Saturday lunch): $99 ($109 if received after July 20).

Friday evening only: $25 ($35 if received after July 20).

Although our symposium is particularly designed for high school biology teachers, anyone may attend. If you care about how accurately and completely the subject of biological origins is being taught to your students—whether in the public schools, private schools, or home schools—this symposium is for you!  Friday features biologist Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution and coauthor of The Design of Life (2007). On Saturday, Dr. John Bloom and Dr. Mike Keas of Biola’s M.A. Program in Science and Religion will join Dr. Wells in the program.  Dr. Keas is the primary author of the auxiliary materials (slides shows, lesson plans, test bank, etc.) that accompany Discovery Institute’s new curriculum.  The symposium grants teachers with ACSI Continuing Education Units.

Topics for break out sessions focused on the needs of public, private, and home educational settings:

* Coming Soon: The terms of qualification for a teacher to receive a free copy of the new curriculum at the Biola Symposium.

Attention: Public School Teachers

Are you looking for ways to fulfill governmental educational mandates concerning controversial topics in the biology classroom?  The Biola Symposium will help you.  Educational standards in both the US and the UK, for example, clearly state that the curriculum should help students to understand the full range of views that exist and why such topics may generate controversy.

A US Supreme Court decision allows teachers to teach biology in a way that incorporates “a variety of scientific theories…with the clear secular intent of enhancing the effectiveness of science instruction.”  The new supplemental textbook Explore Evolution, when coordinated with other materials, empowers teachers and students to better fulfill these public educational goals.

Details to be Posted Here Soon