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A good teacher can teach any subject as long as they have high-quality resources. TIES provides middle school and elementary teachers the tools they need to effectively teach evolution and answer its critics based on new Next Generation Science Standards.
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People Who Understand Evolution Are More Likely To Accept It
That’s why we’ve provided free teacher workshops on evolution in all 50 states!
Where We're Headed Next
Honolulu, HI – August 7, 2020 / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm – Summer Evolution Symposium -Cancelled due to COVID19. University of West Oahu. Presented by Bertha Vazquez and Sheri Fitzgerald.
Mesa, AZ – October 24, 2020 / 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Celebrating Evolution Education -Tentative (COVID19). Arizona Museum of Natural History. Presented by Bertha Vazquez.
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Can't make it to one of our in-person workshops? Watch our online workshop and get the help you need in your classroom wherever you are.
“I can’t wait to teach evolution next semester. Thank you so much for all the great resources!”- Eleanor Blanchard
First-year 7th-grade Teacher
“Even if you are educated on the subject, it was beneficial to participate because you will learn new and better ways to present the information in the evolutionary debate.”- Justin Fike
Middle School Science Teacher
“This workshop helped me to clarify the main aspects of evolution, in a language that is friendly to the ages of our students. At the same time, it also provided links to resources that would strengthen my own understanding of this Theory.”- Keisha Lewis
Middle School Science Teacher
Upcoming: The Evolution of the Coronavirus
Where did the coronavirus come from? How did it evolve? Join Dr. Mark Reimers for a 20-minute explanation of the virus’ history plus a Q & A session where he will answer your questions. Dr. Reimers is a computational biologist at Michigan State University. He has been a bioinformatician and biostatistician at the Karolinska Institute …RSVP on Crowdcast
Upcoming: Teaching Biology with Social Justice in Mind
In many situations, separation of the influence of nature and nurture is difficult, if not impossible. However, this is not the case with respect to the division of humans into racial categories. Skin color, which has always been the primary marker of human difference, is now understood to be the product of natural selection under …RSVP on Crowdcast
Upcoming: Unearthing our Newest Human Relative
Master Teacher John Mead will share how in September of 2013 dedicated amateur cavers in South Africa exploring beyond the edges of the well-known Rising Star Cave came across a collection of human looking bones. Over the following months, a remarkable team building effort led to the discovery of the richest early human fossil site …RSVP on Crowdcast
Upcoming: One Under the Sun: The Biology of Human Skin Color
Dr. Leslie S Jones of Valdosta State University will present the evidence that the different shades of human skin color—from light pink to dark brown—are evolutionary adaptations to the varying intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world. Topics such as types of selection, the bottleneck effect, and the founder’s effect will be …RSVP on Crowdcast
Upcoming: Introducing “Race, It’s Not A Thing” A lesson on Genetics and Natural Selection
TIES Teacher Bonnie Nieves will introduce her unit, “Race, It’s Not A Thing.” This unit will incorporate prior knowledge of DNA and genetics to teach complex themes in genetics including: dihybrid crosses, polygenic inheritance and multiple alleles, types of DNA mutations including substitution, deletion, insertion, frameshift and their consequences. Students will compare types of mutations …RSVP on Crowdcast
Featured: Maddening Evolution Misconceptions with Stephanie Keep
Everyone knows that the United States is not among the top tier… or even middle tier when it comes to understanding and accepting evolution. But why? This talk will briefly explore the “how did we get here?” of evolution acceptance in the United States, before zooming in on one of the most maddening causes (and …
Featured: Richard Dawkins Answers your Students’ Questions
The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) hosted a special webinar with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Director of TIES Bertha Vazquez. Webinar date: 4/1/2018
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