PROMISE Educator Enrichment Workshop
This program is designed to inform educators in the current practices and techniques utilized in biomedical sciences, and to connect regional educators to regional experts in biomedical science. The free workshop will provide educators with specific problem based activities that support the learning of these skills and specific examples of hands-on application of techniques in current research laboratories. In addition, participants will interact and meet with a variety of scientists currently conducting biomedical research projects in Children’s Health, Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, and Disease Prevention Research. At the culmination of the program, teachers will be given access to reagents and tools necessary for conducting the lessons in their classroom.
Special sessions of the Educator Enrichment Workshop may be offered throughout the year to develop skills and techniques or in partnership with other programs from Sanford Research.
After attending the Educator Enrichment workshops, teachers may request assistance from the Sanford PROMISE team to ensure success with activities in their classrooms. Additionally, Interactive Video Conferencing can be scheduled so a Sanford PROMISE team member or scientist can present the lesson with the teachers as facilitators in the classroom.
Three sessions will be held this year for the 2015 Biomedical Educator Enrichment workshop which will take place at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Selections are made on a rolling basis. Sanford PROMISE will select up to 18 participants with spaces available for new and returning attendees. Applicants must have a current teaching certificate. University of South Dakota graduate credits and South Dakota Continuing Education Units will be available. All registrants will be notified of their selection status.
2015 sessions include:
Diagnosing Disease (Grades 6-10)
July 20 and 21, 2015
Investigate a series of classroom tested methods utilized to diagnose and predict inheritance of genetic disease.
Elementary Inquires (Grades K-6)
July 23 and 24, 2015
Discover fun, meaningful standards based life science projects for next year; including incorporation of classroom “critters”.
Personal Genetics (Grades 9-12)
July 28-30, 2015
Uncover SNPs, VNTRs, and other unique aspects of your own genetics with hands-on modules for advanced science courses.
If you have additional questions, please contact Liz McMillan by email or at (605) 312-6417.