A 30-year veteran teacher, Bertha Vazquez is the recipient of several national and local honors, including the 2014 Samsung’s $150,000 Solve For Tomorrow Contest and the 2009 National Environmental Education Foundation Award. She has been the the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Science Teacher of the year three times in her career. Bertha has been the director of The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science since 2015. Since its inception in April of 2015, TIES has presented over 200 professional development opportunities for science teachers in 50 US States, providing teachers with free resources to teach their state evolution standards effectively in their classrooms.
Thanks to her work with TIES, she was also the 2017 winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award.
October 23, 2020
4:40pm EST/1:40pm PST
Learning and Teaching Evolution
Teaching a solid understanding of evolution is vitally important, but how do you do that when you feel your own understanding of the topic isn’t so solid?
In this session about teaching and learning evolution, Betha Vazquez of The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) will share her knowledge and resources with parents and educators; as well as answer questions about evolutionary science.
The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science has created a FREE student-guided unit on evolution which covers all of your state’s content standards. Students can follow along on their own or you can guide them. The unit takes students to interactive web pages, online games, videos, and more. This webinar will give you access to all of our free materials, which include a student response sheet, answer key/rubric, and exam. We will also share dozens of other resources, free webinars, etc.
www.tieseducation.org is your one-stop shop for evolution education!!