Workshop Suggestions for Teachers and Teachers-in-Training

The first round session Best Practices of Science Education: Higher Education taught by WVU biology professor Dr. Michelle Withers, is ideal for science educators in higher education. The second round session of Best Practices of Science Education: Secondary Education, also taught by Dr. Withers, is geared toward secondary science education students. Dr. Withers’ research involves investigating the best ways to effectively teach science using evidence-based strategies.

Educators are encouraged to attend the Citizen Science Plenary session, an interactive presentation hosted by the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) Network. Members of the ECAST Network will present a participatory discussion on how citizens can be directly involved in science and technology policy making. The ECAST Network engages experts and citizens in assessing the implications of emerging developments in science and technology.