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Fighting Back Against Creationism: How CFI is Helping Teachers Teach Evolution in the US

Date:
Saturday, February 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost:
$5

Center for Inquiry – Transnational
1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry Western New York

Description:

Bertha Vazquez, director of the Teacher Institute for Evolution Science, a program of the Center for Inquiry

Would you like to know how the Center for Inquiry is responding to attempts to teach creationism in our schools? Join us at 7PM on Saturday, February 9, and Bertha Vazquez will update us on how CFI is helping teachers to teach evolution in the United States.

Bertha Vazquez is the Director of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES). Since its inception in April of 2015, TIES has presented over 94 professional development opportunities for middle school science teachers across the country, providing these middle school teachers with free resources to teach their state evolution standards effectively in their classrooms.

Bertha has been teaching middle school science in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 27 years. She is an educator with National Board Certification and is the recipient of several national and local honors. She was Miami-Dade Science Teacher of the Year in 1997, 2008, and 2017 and is currently one of Florida’s 2017 finalists for The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

If you are a science teacher grades 6-12 (or an otherwise interested educator), and are interested in gaining more resources to help you teach evolution, you may like to attend the workshop Bertha is leading on Saturday morning from 9am-12pm.

Get a preview of Bertha Vazquez by listening to the recent Point of Inquiry episode featuring her work.

This event is FREE for CFI members, and $5 for non-members. Become a member of CFI WNY here.