Become a part of this National Institutes of Health funded program and work with a San Francisco high school teacher and one other UCSF scientist to promote students’ access to and engagement in science learning - especially those students who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Why participate? Key outcomes
- allows scientists to develop sustained relationships with high school students and serve as positive science role models
- helps scientists inspire students’ interest in science by creating experiences that relate modern biology and its real life applications to students' lives
- creates the opportunity for scientists to develop and practice their lesson planning and science teaching skills
- $1500 stipend for completion of the Pathways program
- Year-long partnership provides the opportunity to work closely with a high school science teacher and another UCSF scientist and function as each other's mentors
- Support in lesson plan design and teaching through feedback and coaching by SEP staff
- Teacher-scientist teams meet at a full day program orientation in the fall , learn about the program structures and goals and start planning out their year.
- Scientists will participate in the Teaching Workshops For Scientists, a 3x3 hour workshop series about science teaching pedagogy.
- Participate in a monthly journal club and discussion about science education with SEP staff and other Pathways scientists.
- Teachers and scientists are jointly responsible for planning and conducting 6-10 lessons in the teacher's classroom for his/her participating biology/biotechnology/health/physiology course sections over the course of 8 months. The number of Pathways lessons will depend on how many class sections the lessons will be implemented in, but should not exceed 30-40 hours of classroom time for the scientist volunteers.
- Team members will conduct a planning meeting prior to each classroom lesson and each planning meeting will also include time to debrief prior classroom lessons. Pathways staff will attend some planning/debrief meetings and classroom lessons over the course of the school year and share teaching strategies.
- At a mid-program check-in meeting in early spring , partnership teams spend a day together, sharing lessons they developed with each other and gain insights into successful student engagement strategies and science learning opportunities.
- Teams will reflect on the program experience and outcomes at an end-of-program session.
The Pathways program will not be offered during the 2014-15 school year
Contact Sabine Jeske: 415-476-3756, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ben Koo: 415-502-6689, email@example.com