Online Learning

What is the TIES Online Learning Resource?

TIES provides busy educators, homeschooling parents, and curious science lovers in general with an easily accessible online version of our professional development events and other helpful resources.

TIES Workshop Walk-Through

The following links take you through an actual TIES Workshop. The focus is on Florida’s middle school science standards on evolution. In their latest report, the National Center for Science Education gave Florida a grade of A for its science standards on evolution.


By clicking the buttons below, you can watch students working through two hands-on activities on the topic of natural selection. Both activities can be downloaded below under the “Ready-to-Go Evolution Unit” tab.

TIES Workshop Map

Click the map to see past & scheduled TIES workshops.


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Webinar Schedule

 Jonathan Tweet shares his book Grandmother Fish and his game Clades

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Registration is free.

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In-Person Workshop Schedule

 Join us for a live, in-person workshop!

To register for a workshop, email Bertha Vazquez.

  • February 10, 2018: Celebrating Darwin Day with the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Fl, presented by Kenny Coogan
  • February 10, 2018: “2018: A Science Odyssey” at the Annual Science Conference in Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, presented by Heather Witt and Jennifer Panczyszyn
  • February 16, 2018: The 47th Annual HASTI Conference, Science: Keeping it ReAL, Indianapolis, Indiana, presented by Jenna Sutton
  • February 26, 2018: School District PD, William Penn Middle School, Yardley, PA, presented by Robert Cooper
  • February 28, 2018: District-Wide Professional Development Day, Githens Middle School, Durham, NC, presented by Kathryn Green
  • March 2, 2018: Michigan Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Lancing, MI, presented by Rebecca Brewer
  • March 16, 2018: National Science Teachers Association National Conference, Science on My Mind, Atlanta, GA, presented by Kathryn Green Atlanta
  • March 17, 2018: NSTA Share-a-Thon, NSTA National Conference, Atlanta GA, presented by Jaime Kupfner
  • April 7, 2018: New Hampshire Science Teachers Spring Conference, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH, presented by Bonnie Nieves
  • April 11, 2018: Evolution for Future Educators, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, presented by Katie Green
  • April 12, 2018: Science Educators of Catholic Middle Schools, Potomac, MD, presented by Jenna Sutton with guest speaker evolutionary biologist Dr. Karen Carleton
  • June 2, 2018: Oklahoma Science Teacher Conference: 3D Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmund, OK, presented by Sephali Ray
  • June 5, 2018: Southwest Georgia RESA Science Conference (Sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency), Camille, GA, presented by Patti Howell
  • July 19, 2018: S.E.T. S.A.I.L. 2018 A+PEL Summer Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, presented by Blake Touchet
  • October 9, 2018: TIES at the Zoo! Full-day professional development, 8 am-3 pm. Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham, AL, presented by Kathy Fournier, zoo educator, and Dr. Jason Heaton, paleontologist and professor at Birmingham Southern College
  • November 9, 2018: Tell Us About TIES, National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, presented by Cheryl Hollinger.
  • November 16, 2018: VAST Professional Development Institute, Williamsburg, VA, presented by Christopher Moran


For a list of 2015-2017 workshops, click here.

Our face-to-face professional development workshops & webinars for middle school science teachers are being offered across the United States by members of our TIES Teacher Corps. For more information about organizing a TIES workshop or webinar near you, please contact TIES director Bertha Vazquez.

Please check back regularly for our updated webinar offerings and soon-to-be added interactive learning modules.