Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Timucuan Technology: Biotechnology and Archaeology Lesson Plans
Official Request for Proposal:
Flagler College is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to prepare the lesson plans for a new program focusing on biotechnology of Timucuan Indians through the study of archaeology in northeast Florida. Students will explore human interaction with the environment and changes made over time by the Timucua to meet their basic needs through biological products. The lessons will be completed by April 2012 to be published as a teacher resource guide and student handbook, provided on-line and through workshops by the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Northeast Regional Center during June 2012.
The criteria for selection of interviews and the final selection include:
A. A minimum of three years experience as a curriculum consultant, with at least one year experience writing for Sunshine State Standard content;
B. A minimum of five years experience in science, social studies, or environmental education;
C. A minimum of one year experience in teacher training;
D. A minimum of one year experience with grant funded projects preferred; and
E. Demonstrated ability of the firm or individual to complete projects meeting the owner’s schedule and budget.
Lesson plans will:
• Be developed for 7th and 8th grades;
• Meet Sunshine State standards and be integrated into the Viva Florida Program;
• Incorporate ideas for science experiments to enhance learning; and
• Include information on (but not limited to): archaeology, ecology, geology, genetics, chemistry, technology, biotechnology, climate change, agronomy, and scientific ethics.
Proposals should provide a clear and concise outline for satisfying the objectives of this RFP. The proposals should outline the respondent’s qualifications to conduct the analyses. Proposals may include background, unique qualifications and other information that may support the proposal. Respondents are required to submit the following information: Qualifications; Outline of Proposed Content; two-page Description of Activities; Project Schedule; and sample lesson plan from prior work.
Proposals will be received at 74 King Street until 2:00 PM EDT by Thursday, September 15, 2011. Please submit your proposal to Ms. Sarah Miller, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. Electronic submittals will be accepted, however you must call to confirm receipt of your electronic submission. If you should have any questions on this request, please contact Ms. Miller.
Flagler College reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any or all bids/proposals and accept all or any part of any bid/proposal as deemed to be in the best interest of Flagler College.
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FINANCED IN PART WITH HISTORIC PRESRVATION ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE BUREAU OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION, DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
RFP (PDF) and Program Description (PDF) will be available soon on the program page of our website.