Summer Workshop for Teachers

Summer Workshop for Teachers

A one-week workshop that combines lectures and related hands-on laboratory courses and culminates in a session on science curriculum development for grades 8-12.

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Ken Bateman

Over the years, I’ve been able to use the biology I learned during the summer workshops to build curricula for my own classroom. Most memorable were the years where we looked at bacterial growth, biofuels and neuroscience. I have my honors students do a long-term project on bacterial growth that has incorporated knowledge from the workshops, and I do a lesson on biofuels in my AP environmental science class. During the summers, I use the spiker boxes to measure action potentials in human muscle contractions.

Who Should Apply

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Full-time science teachers
  • Currently employed in a school in the greater Boston area (within daily commuting range)
  • Teaching honors and/or advanced placement science classes

Program Details

This 1-week program from July 15-19, 2019 allows teachers to:

  • Discuss new topics and new developments in the biomedical and biological sciences in an accessible format
  • Practice new laboratory exercises covering topics relevant to the honor and AP biology curriculum
  • Design new curriculum material for their class
  • Network with other teachers
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