Our year-long program includes a 13-day summer session in which teachers work with each other, with lead teachers and SEP staff to gain skills and expertise in molecular biology and genetics. One component of the summer session is a week working side-by-side with a scientist mentor in their research laboratory. During the school year, teachers borrow from our kit loan program so that students can work with cutting edge life science research tools and concepts in their school classrooms.
What happens during the Summer Session?
You will work with two dozen of your colleagues, Lead Teachers, and SEP staff learning the key concepts and techniques used in research laboratories, and participating in discussions concerning the integration of research and biotechnology into your classroom.
Share a scientist's enthusiasm as you work one-on-one at the lab bench with your mentor scientists. Be on the cutting edge of biotechnology and basic research. Teachers have the opportunity to work in laboratories studying genetics, genomics, immunology, molecular biology, or cancer biology.
With time and support from staff and Lead Teachers, customize and personalize an SEP Kit activity to mesh with your students and existing curriculum.