Matt Wells, M.Ed., is an award-winning teacher and educational consultant based in Houston, TX. Having an ecological research background working in Madagascar and Guyana, Matt launched his school district’s AP Environmental Science program in 2005, co-writing the curriculum, and has now taught APES for 12yrs in a low-income urban public school setting. He is a College Board/ETS Reader for APES, an APES consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a regular conference workshop presenter, and has done several Environmental Science workshops for Rice University over the years. Matt has conducted Summer Institutes, Mock Readings, Student Study Sessions and other trainings across the US, receiving numerous awards for his work, including the Texas Chemical Council’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, the Butler Award for Educational Excellence, and NABT’s Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. He was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, and has been inducted into his school district’s “Wall of Fame” three times. As a national consultant and Past-President of both the Science Teacher’s Association of Texas and the Texas Association of Biology Teachers, Matt has seen many different ways to do APES around the country. Whether urban or rural, rich or poor, large or small, Matt believes that APES can be taught effectively in any school setting, and he is passionate about helping teachers launch and develop their programs, so they can connect their students to the world around them in meaningful ways, and prepare them effectively for the rigors of the exam.
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: Feb. 24, 2018
End Date: Feb. 24, 2018
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $160 until November 23
Late Registration: $210 after February 8
Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 6
Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.6
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