Creating Scientists, Creating Thinkers – Grades K-8
January 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn how to use the new Science Standards to drive learning, spur creativity, and benefit classrooms, schools, and your community.
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Check-in: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Workshop: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
There is no charge for this workshop.
Blue Springs School District
Central Office Boardroom
1801 NW Vesper St.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Michael Heithaus is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida International University in Miami, FL. As a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, he and his graduate students use the latest technologies including cameras worn by animals and drones to study the ecological role of large marine and aquatic predators including sharks, marine mammals, alligators, and sea turtles. Dr. Heithaus also works on predator-prey interactions. In addition to his research, Dr. Heithaus is interested in creating exciting inquiry-based lessons for elementary, middle, and high school students that brings the latest research alive in the classroom. Funded by NSF, he has published more than 120 papers and book chapters.
Dr. Heithaus is co-author of HMH Science Dimensions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Science Fusion, Holt McDougal Environmental Science, and Holt McDougal Biology That’s Amazing! Videos. He is a consultant of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 and can be seen hosting the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math! Videos and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Science Fusion video-based projects.
Dr. Heithaus has been involved in the production of more than a dozen natural history documentaries, including two featured on Shark Week, and has hosted a National Geographic Channel television series.
Michael Heithaus received his B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University.