Become a part of this National Institutes of Health funded program and work with UCSF scientists in and out of your classroom to promote your students’ access to and engagement in science learning - especially those students who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
- creates the opportunity for your students to develop sustained relationships with scientist role models
- inspires students’ interest in science by creating experiences that relate modern biology and its real life applications to their lives
- allows you to learn about and draw on recent discoveries in biomedical research to keep your curriculum current
- brings additional hands and intellectual resources into your classroom to make lab experiments & activities more “doable”
- $1500 stipend for completion of the Pathways program
- Year-long partnership with two UCSF scientists providing science expertise and instructional support
- Classroom materials and supplies related to the program
Who can participate?
To be eligible for Pathways, you must be a SFUSD teacher and teach at least one section of high school biology, biotechnology, health science or physiology and have significant numbers of students typically underrepresented in science careers.
- Teacher-scientist teams meet at a full day program orientation on September 29th, 2012 to learn about the program structures and goals and start planning out their year.
- 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 between October 2012 and May 2013. 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 with each planning meeting also including 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 on February 1st, 2013 (SEP will cover the cost of a substitute on this day), partnership teams spend a day together, sharing lessons they developed with each other and gaining insights into successful student engagement strategies and learning opportunities.
- Participating teachers have the opportunity to participate in a field trip for their students to the UCSF campus and laboratories.
- Teams will reflect on the program experience and outcomes at an end-of-program session on May 18th, 2013.
Contact Ben Koo, email@example.com, 415-502-6689
How to apply?
- Download application here
- Submit the completed application to Ben Koo
100 Medical Center Way
Campus mailbox 0905
San Francisco, CA 94143
Applications for Pathways are available each fall. The application process for the 2012-2013 school year is now closed.