February 18th, 2018 1:00 PM
Jo Ellen Roseman: In Pursuit of Science Literacy

This month for Darwin's Day, we welcome Jo Ellen Roseman to speak about Project 2061, a long-term science education initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

If science literacy is a goal for all citizens, how can we achieve it? For more than 30 years, Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has focused its efforts on defining the knowledge and skills that constitute science literacy, mapping out how K-12 students can make progress toward it, and developing tools and materials that others can use to help all students achieve it. This presentation will highlight Project 2061’s influence on the substance and direction of science education in the U.S. and its role in the design and evaluation of curriculum and assessment materials that can be used to foster science literacy in today’s diverse classrooms.

Examples of instructional activities will illustrate Project 2061’s approach to helping students use important science ideas to make sense of everyday phenomena and confront a range of societal and personal issues, from evaluating claims about climate change or vaccine policy to choosing which foods to eat or what exercise regimen to follow. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the reform of pre-college science education, where it’s headed, and how you can help to promote science literacy for all.

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