NSTA Virtual Conference

Teaching Controversial Topics in Science


Most Americans would agree that scientific literacy is an important aspect of our democracy. Science teachers have an important role – to prepare students for the responsibilities of active citizenship. However, science educators often teach controversial topics but few feel well prepared. How can teachers approach the sometimes controversial science topics in their classrooms? Join us on Saturday, March 3, starting at 10 am Eastern time, for a discussion on teaching controversial topics in science led by NSTA’s Executive Director, Dr. David Evans, and other invited presenters.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT
Member price: $63
Nonmember price: $79
Attendance/Participation Certificate: $9.95

See the menu at left for the presenters and agenda.

This virtual conference will not cover how to teach specific science topics; rather, it is designed to provide teachers with principles and strategies that may be applied to a wide variety of topics and settings. The four-hour experience is composed of a series of four consecutive presentations with three fifteen-minute breaks in between each session, designed for participants to rest and move to the corresponding virtual room. All sessions will be archived, allowing all registered participants the opportunity to watch the presentations on-demand, when convenient.

At the end of the virtual conference, participants will:

  • Walk-away with strategies for the classroom regarding teaching controversial topics
  • Have a better understanding of the Nature of Science
  • Have the opportunity to network with other teachers of science

A certificate of attendance/participation is available for a modest fee ($9.95). Please see the registration page for details.

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org