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Science: How Disruptions Affect Animal Populations
This is a self-paced online course.

This is a self-paced online course.

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In this course, you will experience a PBS module that can be used by students: Students explore the effects that ecosystem disruptions can have on animal populations. In this interactive lesson, scaffolded to support English Learners and struggling readers, students learn about the disruptions that have driven three species—the Madagascar fish eagle, the Iberian lynx, and the rowi kiwi—to the brink of extinction. They also discover the impacts that a shift in the population of one animal can have on others in an ecosystem. As a final assignment, students use evidence they’ve gathered from media, text, and other lesson elements and produce an essay or visual model. You will complete the module as if you were a student, explore support materials that are associated with the interactive module, identify the TEKS that are associated with this resource, and complete a short reflection. Completion of these tasks will earn you three hours of CPE credit. All work for this module must be submitted by 12:59 pm on June 30, 2020 in order to receive credit for the course. Partial credit will not be given. Course credit will be given after the course closes on June 30th. This course is designed for middle and high school teachers that teach about interactions in ecosystems.

Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

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Credits Available:
(3) CPE
Seats Available:
No Limits
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Tammy Motley
Tammy Motley
Teacher (6-8), Teacher (9-12)
Subscription Length Location
6/30/2020 Online


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