Location: Multnomah Ballroom at University Place, Portland State University, 310 SW Lincoln St., Portland, OR 97201
PSU's Center for Science Education is starting a new science lecture series that you may want to incorporate into your planning for the year. You can find more details and complete schedule at http://oregonteacherscholars.pbwiki.com/Our-Cosmic-History. Here's a summary:
The theme of the series is "Our Cosmic History" -- an integrated, big picture story of our human origins, from the big bang to the present day, in light of our current scientific knowledge. The aim is to provide a broad context for the narrower details of science, to help you and your students more easily see the relevance of each branch of science and see how they all fit together.
The series begins Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 am at PSU with an overview lecture, "Teaching a Unified Account of the Past," by Dr. David Christian, Prof. of History at San Diego State University and author of "Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History." Each of the 10 Saturday Symposia will have 2 parts:
1) Public lecture (10 - 11:30 am) - Free and open to everyone: teachers, students, and the general public. Each lecture will describe the highlights of one stage of our cosmic history, with time for general questions on the topic.
2) Brown bag lunch for teachers (noon - 1 pm) - Also free but open only to teachers... bring your lunch and your questions and spend an hour discussing specific activities and techniques for implementing ideas from the lecture into your classes.
To find out more please visit the website http://oregonteacherscholars.pbwiki.com/Our-Cosmic-History or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.