College & Career
Language Arts
Matthew D. Broxson
Professor of Biology
Frank Phillips College
(806) 457-4200 ext. 763


Zoo-mania for Teachers of Early Elementary
Amarillo Zoo II
Workshop ID 569691
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 

Zoo-mania for Teachers of Middle School
Amarillo Zoo III
Workshop ID 569692
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 

Adding Science Rigor through Metacognition, Formative Assessment / Feedback, and Depth of Knowledge
ESC 16 - Bell Street - Coronado Lab
Workshop ID 564172
Thursday-Friday, 23-24 June 2016 

Grades 5-8 Science Academy Part 2
ESC 16 - Bell Street - Coronado Lab
Workshop ID 564168
Tuesday-Thursday, 28-30 June 2016 

Panhandle Math and Science Conference
West Texas A&M University, JBK Student and Conference Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, 26-27 July 2016 


Science knowledge enhances our understanding of life and the universe and provides our students with the ability to apply factual knowledge in new situations.  This gives them the ability to solve everyday problems through:

• collecting information

• drawing logical conclusions

• application of core principles to problem-solving

• contributing to technological innovations



Standards and Syllabi

Our students often seek a definite “yes or no,” but real answers are usually in a “gray area” somewhere between. To explore that area and make informed decisions, our students need to develop skills in scientific inquiry, critical thinking and analysis. Employers want to hire workforce-ready individuals with these skills. Graduates possessing these skills who are self-disciplined, responsible, productive and collaborative are highly sought after. Our responsibility as educators is to prepare these future employees for life-long learning.

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
(Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)

“A problem is a goal that cannot be met with a memorized solution.”
(Susan Brookhart)

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