Ethics in the Science Classroom

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Sandra Porter
Would you like to integrate ethics into your science classroom, but aren't sure which topics to address or teaching methods to use?
Do you feel that ethics is important to include in science education, but feel uncomfortable with your own lack of background knowledge?
Have you observed how students' motivation to learn content increases when science is discussed within its social and ethical context?
Come to the Ethics in the Science Classroom workshop and learn more! Who is this for? Secondary Science Teachers Program dates: July 16-20, 2007 (participants may arrive July 15), follow up evening January 15, 2008 and day May 17, 2008 Where will it be? University of Washington Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, WA (this is by Mt. Rainier) When are applications due? April 13, 2007 Where do I get an application? From the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Either apply on-line or download the application form.
The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) invites secondary science educators to join us for a week-long workshop focused on the teaching of ethics and effective strategies for incorporating ethical issues into science classrooms. The 'Ethics in the Science Classroom' program, now in its eighth year, engages participants in model classroom activities and discussions with professionals in the fields of science and ethics. The workshop addresses the recommendations in the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements and National Science Education Standards through classroom practices that foster critical thinking and promote understanding of the fundamental relationship between science and citizenship. Participants will receive a $400 stipend upon program completion. All meals and lodging are free of charge. In addition, educators will have the option to earn 4 graduate credits from the University of Washington or 40 clock hours from WSTA (with additional 1 credit or 10 clock hours after attendance at the follow-up meetings). Participants will also receive exemplary teaching materials in science and ethics. Come join our NWABR Ethics Teacher community! The Ethics in Science program is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health.

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