Teaching High School Science from a Christian Worldview
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Teaching High School Science  from a Christian Worldview

When: Friday, July 29, 2019
Where: Wheaton College
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Contact: Chelsea Church
(978) 887-8833
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Teaching High School Science from a Christian Worldview 

Friday, July 18, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

April Maskiewicz Cordero and Kathryn Applegate

Many private Christian schools and homeschool families are adopting secular textbooks or online curricula in order to deliver a high-quality science education and prepare students for college. These materials, excellent as they often are, don’t include Christian perspectives, so parents and teachers must face the challenge of faith integration on their own. If you’re teaching biology, perhaps you have wondered, how can I help my students ask good questions about science and faith? How can I engage in meaningful discussions with them about topics like evolution, climate change, gene editing, and Adam and Eve? How can I help them move away from fear and distrust to curiosity and wonder? And how can I do all of this while integrating the Next Generation Science Standards and using student-centered teaching practices? The BioLogos website already contains many helpful resources, but we are now developing a supplement specifically for high school biology teachers called BioLogos INTEGRATE. In this workshop, members of the INTEGRATE development team will share recent findings from science education research and best practices for bringing biblical faith and biology into dialogue. We will also think together about ways to start this conversation in your school or co-op. Finally we will work through a couple of activities from INTEGRATE, which you can take back and use with your students.