We invite grade 7-12 science teachers to pilot an innovative standards-based STEM curriculum unit in their classrooms.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, funded by an N.I.H. Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) worked with Connecticut teachers in 2012 to develop modular units about the impact of climate on the spread of emerging insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, and leishmaniasis.
The lessons address life science standards in grades 7-12. Topics include experimental design; structure and function; size and scale; microorganisms; immune system and infectious disease; ecosystem change; ecology and population dynamics.
SEPA projects immerse students in science practices, increase science literacy and numeracy, and encourage biomedical careers and scientific discourse between researchers and educators.
Benefits and responsibilities include:
The Peabody Fellows Programs are the Museum’s flagship series of in-depth professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers. For more information, please contact Beth Hines, Curriculum Specialist at 203-432-5715, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested teachers are invited to complete the application by May 15, 2013.