Teachers' Domain, Teaching About Evolution, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Teaching About Evolution is a graduate-level professional development course. It is designed to enhance your understanding of inquiry-based approaches to teaching standards-based biological science at the high school level. In two sessions, you will investigate genetics, evolution, and cell biology, using a wide range of online resources, including video segments, interactive activities, and readings, drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service. The course provides an opportunity to explore novel learning environments which foster student interest, focus on the research process, and advance critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
Teaching About Evolution
This course examines how you can use effective questioning, assessment, and inquiry-based strategies to help students gain a deeper understanding of evolution topics.
Session 1: Evidence
Learners explore the role of evidence in scientific investigation and science education. They piece together evidence scientists use to explain evolution and identify evidence they can gather to assess student understanding.
Session 2: Processes
Learners explore how they can use questioning to inspire inquiry, assess student understanding, and teach students to generate their own questions about the processes that drive evolution.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.