Loyal e-news readers may recall an article by David Burns, (here) about a national convocation organized earlier this year by the National Research Council, "Thinking Evolutionarily - Evolution Education across the Life Sciences." Led by a distinguished advisory group and organized by our colleague, Dr. Labov, the convocation was sponsored by the NRC with support from the Christian A Johnson Endeavor Foundation. A convocation proceedings report is now available here.
SSI 2012 will feature a "taste of the convocation" itself, as Jay Labov has invited distinguished colleagues to join him in offering a condensed version of the original event during the workshops on August 6. Participants in the workshops will come away with new strategies to bring to life in their teaching practice what is implied by Dobzhansky's claim that "nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
If you are attending the Institute and interested in this workshop, please sign up here.