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D-1 Science and Spaghetti Monsters: Addressing the ethical issues and controversy related to genomics and Evolution in the Biology classroom

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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What's Included

As science teachers, we may shy away from addressing the controversy surrounding particular topics in our classrooms in order to maintain focus on content. However, the real world context of knowledge is essential, and the performance expectations in the life sciences as outlined in the NGSS state that students should be able to discuss the ethical issues related to genetic modifications and the nature of science. We will discuss ideas for how to address these topics effectively and help our students understand their importance beyond academics in our global community.

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The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.

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IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
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