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"Choose Controversies Wisely"

Cover of the April/May 2014 issue of The Science Teacher

"When teaching scientific argumentation, selecting the wrong topic can impair — rather than increase — student understanding." That was the message of four members of NCSE's staff, Minda Berbeco, Mark McCaffrey, Eric Meikle, and Glenn Branch, in their commentary "Choose Controversies Wisely," published in the April/May 2014 issue of The Science Teacher.

Brian Alters profiled in the Orange County Register

Brian AltersBrian Alters

Brian Alters, president of NCSE's board of directors, was profiled in the Orange County Register (April 1, 2014). 

RNCSE 34:2 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

Facebook: n > 50,000

A milestone: there are now over 50,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

NCSE's next webinar for activists

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on building coalitions to support science education, especially evolution and climate education, which include religious leaders and members of religious communities.

 

 

Facebook: n > 40,000

A milestone: there are now over 40,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

Bernard Winograd dies

Bernard WinogradBernard Winograd

Bernard Winograd, a member of NCSE's board of directors, died on March 1, 2014, at the age of 63.

NCSE's next webinar for activists

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on media outreach: the panelists will discuss their own experiences, and share advice and resources to help citizens like you plan for media outreach and be effective spokespeople for science.

 

NCSE's Scott receives CFI/CSI Lifetime Achievement Award

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Inquiry and Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in October 2013.

A preview of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement (Springer 2013), edited by Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, and Gwynne S. Rife. The excerpt consists of the entirety of "Infusing Climate and Energy Throughout the Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities," by NCSE's Minda Berbeco and Mark McCaffrey.

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