SEP’s Classroom Partnership Programs bring together UCSF volunteers and San Francisco K-12 teachers to co-plan and co-teach a series of at least four investigative science lessons in the teachers’ classrooms during the school year. The basic volunteer commitment is about 20 hours that can be flexibly scheduled from January to May. SEP also maintains a large resource center of hands-on science materials to support the partnership lessons.
Information for UCSF Volunteers:
Programs starting in the Spring: please check back in October to apply online for our 2016-2017 partnership programs.
UCSF volunteers can partner in the spring with elementary school teachers to teach hands-on science lessons in the classroom through the Scientist-Teacher Action Teams (STAT), MedTeach,or HealthTeach, programs. Volunteers can also partner with a middle or high school science teacher in the Bio&Chem Teach program.
Volunteers in a classroom partnership program may also be interested in participating in the The Scientist Teaching Workshops, which are offered each fall.
Information for SFUSD Teachers:
Elementary School Level:
- In MedTeach, HealthTeach and Scientist-Teacher Action Teams (STAT), two teachers from the same school (same or close grade levels), and two to four UCSF volunteers co-plan and co-teach 4 classroom science or health lessons together during the spring semester. The UCSF volunteers may be medical students, pharmacy students, dental students or laboratory researchers. Teachers and volunteers will be partnered based on common teaching interests. Teams attend an orientation in January.
Middle School and High School Level:
Programs starting in the Spring: Please check back in October to apply online for our 2016-2017 program
- In Bio&Chem Teach, a middle or high school science teacher and 2-4 UCSF volunteers co-plan and co-teach four hands-on, experimental science lessons in two class periods during the spring semester. The UCSF volunteers are pharmacy or dental students, or laboratory researchers. Teachers and volunteers are partnered based on common teaching interests. Teams attend an orientation in January.