UA College of Medicine Holds 'Questions, Questioning & Questioners' Conference To Help Arizona K-12 Science Teachers Attract Students Into Science, March 8

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UA College of Medicine Holds 'Questions, Questioning & Questioners' Conference To Help Arizona K-12 Science Teachers Attract Students Into Science, March 8

EVENT: Questions, Questioning & Questioners Conference
Designed for K-12 science teachers and school administrators, with special focus on rural schools and schools with a high percentage of disadvantaged students. The QQQ program was developed by the University of Arizona College of Medicine to help teachers attract young people to science and develop students' self-learning capabilities. Participants learn to use the tools of Nobel Prize winners and other great minds to encourage students' enthusiasm for and understanding of science; to design learner-centered, inquiry-based science lessons; and to incorporate questioning into science teaching using teacher-tested innovations. Participants also learn about the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance, a seven-week summer research program for teachers who are paid to work full-time in medical laboratories and clinics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. The conference is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award. Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

INSTRUCTORS: Marlys Witte, MD, QQQ program director, UA professor of surgery; distinguished visiting professors of medicine, philosophy and physiology; and teachers participating in the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance will present lectures and lead discussions and panels about ignorance, questioning and a variety of biomedical science challenges.

DATE/TIME: SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium,
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

FEE: Free.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Grace Wagner, UA Department of Surgery, (520) 626-6118;
fax, (520) 626-0822; or e-mail, msrp@u.arizona.edu  



MEDICAL WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: Media are welcome to attend and cover this event, which is for teachers and school administrators only, not the general public. A copy of the conference program is available upon request from Grace Wagner, UA Department of Surgery, (520) 626-6118; fax, (520) 626-0822; or e-mail, msrp@u.arizona.edu  Speakers and participants will be available for interviews prior to and immediately following the conference, as well as during breaks; to make arrangements, please contact Grace Wagner.