Saturday, October 30, 2004

"Motivating High School Students in Biology and Chemistry with Pharmacology"

Reserve your seat for a full-Day Workshop at the NCSTA Conference on
Friday, November 12, 2004:

The Pharmacology Education Partnership (PEP) Presents
"Motivating High School Students in Biology and Chemistry with Pharmacology"

A Full-Day Workshop
NCSTA Professional Development Institute
Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, North Carolina
November 12, 2004
9 am - 4 pm

The Pharmacology Education Partnership (PEP) provides teachers with tools to teach biology and chemistry using topics (e.g. the chemistry and biology of cocaine, nicotine, and steroids) that captivate high school students. In the short course, teachers will learn about the exciting world of Pharmacology and will be introduced to the PEP teaching modules such as, "Acids, Bases, and Cocaine Addicts"; "Military Pharmacology: It takes Nerves"; and "Steroids and Athletes: Genes Work Overtime!" Participants will receive instruction on using the interactive PEP website and how to integrate PEP modules into their own teaching.

The Pharmacology Education Partnership has just finished a two-year national research study in which ~10,000 students were tested after using the PEP modules. Preliminary research from a pilot study
indicates the more modules used by teachers, the better the students performed on a multiple choice test of basic biology and chemistry principles, compared to the standard curricula.

To reserve a space for the workshop and COMPLIMENTARY lunch at the NCSTA
Institute in Greensboro, please email:
by November 5, 2004.

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