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UW Genome Sciences Professional Development

The University of Washington’s Genome Sciences Education Outreach (GSEO) is now accepting applications for summer 2019 professional development (PD) and curriculum development (CD) sessions for high school biology and health teachers. Choose the option best for you:

Teacher Professional Development

Learn about our foundational units for health and biology classes that use the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes to teach about nutrition, homeostasis, population genetics, gene-environment interactions, and more. In this session, participants will

  • have hands-on experience with the lessons
  • learn from experts about current research
  • have time to process the lessons with their peers
  • go home with a class set of supplies
  • receive a $200 stipend and the option of STEM clock hours

June 24, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA, 8am – 4pm

OR

July 8, Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle WA 8am – 4pm

Optional Bonus Day 2

On the second day, teachers who choose to attend will

  • explore lesson extensions
  • learn about supporting materials
  • field test newly-developed lessons
  • receive an additional $200 stipend & STEM clock hours, and hotel or dorm accommodation for out-of-towners.

June 25, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA, 8am – 4pm

OR

July 9, Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle WA 8am – 4pm

Curriculum Development Session

Bring your creativity to designing lessons you would love to teach! We are adding 2 more days to the Seattle PD for a Curriculum Development team. Eligible teachers will have completed the professional development session above, or will have developed curriculum with us the past. During these 2 days, teachers will

  • learn from researchers in the field
  • have time to work independently on specific diabetes-themed lessons of interest
  • receive a $400 stipend & optional STEM clock hours, and hotel or dorm accommodation for out-of-towners.

July 10-11, 2019, Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 8am – 4pm

For all of the professional development of curriculum development sessions:

  • Applications are due May 1, 2019
  • Stipends of $200 per day will be provided for all accepted applicants
  • Priority will be given to teams of health and biology teachers from the same school
  • STEM clock hours will be available
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided
  • Teachers traveling to attend a multi-day session will be provided hotel or dorm accommodations (double occupancy)

Teachers accepted for professional development will be invited to participate in the GEMNet research study. Information about the study is included at the end of this application.

Register here.