PROMISE Educator Enrichment Workshop
This program is designed to inform educators in the current practices and techniques utilized in biomedical sciences. The workshop will provide middle and high school 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. At the culmination of the program, teachers will be given access to reagents and tools necessary for conducting the lessons in their classroom.
The first day of the workshop is optional and is designed for educators with limited knowledge of the biomedical sciences. During this session skills such as pipetting, making solutions, centrifugation, microscopy, and gel electrophoresis will be introduced to participants. Lunch on Day 1 is only provided to these participants.
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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.
The 2013 Summer Educator Enrichment Workshop will take place July 23-26 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Registration for the Summer Educator Enrichment Workshop is available March 1 and selections are made on a rolling basis. The Sanford PROMISE will select up 18 participants with spaces available for new and returning attendees. Applicants must have a current teaching certificate.
All applicants will be notified with details for the workshop by June 1, 2013. Continuing education units and graduate credit is available for the workshop (1 credit; $40) through:
The University of South Dakota
If taking the workshop for credit, full attendance is required and a follow-up assignment is due within a week of the workshop.
If you have additional questions, please contact Liz McMillan by email or at (605) 312-6417.