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For five decades, the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) has been an national resource for science education and teacher development in the somewhat unlikely setting of Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to a variety of print resources, often developed with NSF support.

Among their greatest personal resources for teachers is the Keys to Science Institutes that provide an intensive, 5-6-day-long on-site experience for science educators together with a year-long web-based community that reinforces the skills and tools gained during the institute workshops. While not inexpensive, these workshops have been exceedingly well-received by participants for reinvigorating interest and passion for science teaching.

Please share the following information with science educators who you think might be interested in these professional development summer institutes:

Two great institutes for science educators. Time to reinvigorate your passion for science and teaching? Join us in beautiful Colorado Springs this summer for an engaging experience that will enrich your understandings of scientific inquiry and/or evolution and will provide a professional learning community among you and your fellow Keys participants to extend your PD and support across the school year.

Scientific Inquiry: Research & Practice
5-day onsite experience in Colorado Springs (July 16 – 20, 2007)
1 year online, asynchronous, professional development course and moderated professional learning community (June 1, 2007 – May 30, 2008)

Evolution Across the Sciences
6-day onsite experience in Colorado Springs (July 29 – Aug.3, 2007)
1 year moderated online professional learning community (June 1, 2007 – May 30, 2008)

Fees
The registration fee for each Institute is $2,200 per participant, which includes the year-long online experience and summer program in Colorado Springs described above (100+ hours of PD). Fees must be received by June 1, 2007.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS – Register by May 11th and pay a discounted fee of only $1,800 per participant.

TEAM DISCOUNTS – Register as a team of 3 or more by May 11th and pay only $1,650 per participant.

Need more info? Contact Aleigh Raffelson at araffelson@bscs.org, 719.219.4119, or check out Keys on the Web.