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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Jill Moran

I decided to participate in the summer workshop because I wanted to learn about cutting edge topics within the realms of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and biomechanics. As I’d hoped, the speakers on neuroscience and fMRI imaging were amazing, and I’ve since incorporated more current research and practices — including the neuroplasticity vision goggle lab and various dissection techniques —  into my anatomy and physiology classes. Being able to share the research being conducted at MIT with students is invaluable!

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
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Program Details

This 1-week program every July 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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