Your professional student partners will have a strong general science background with many of them having majored in science as undergraduates. UCSF professional students are a diverse group. Teachers who participate in a HealthTeach partnership are mentors to the students, providing guidance about whether lessons are age-appropriate and will meet the abilities of their students, how to engage their students and manage the classroom and materials, necessary safety precautions, and more. After a lesson, teachers can provide constructive feedback about what went well, what they would’ve done differently, why a student may have reacted in a certain way, etc.
From surveys of previous partnership participants, teachers report that they have deepened their understanding of some scientific concepts (100%); that their students have the opportunity to talk about their own scientific ideas (100%), and that their students see the UCSF students as role models (91%) and all teachers agree that this program was a valuable experience and that they would recommend it to their colleagues. UCSF students report that they learn to explain science and health concepts more simply (88%), acquire communication skills that will be useful when working with patients (75%), and deepen their appreciation of teachers and the work that they do (94%).
I’m interested – how do I sign up?
Please follow the link below to request an Application for SEP's Classroom Partnership Applications. Applications are due by November 4th 2016