CRISP Professional Development for Teachers
CRISP professional development workshops provide specialized training to practicing scientists and science educators at all levels. Several workshops are offered each semester with the overarching theme of integrating interdisciplinary science into the classroom. Recent workshops have included “Special Education in Teaching Science” and “21st Century Approach to Teaching Electricity and Magnetism: Real World Applications.” CRISP also provides curricular resources and lab and demo kits for STEM classrooms.
For more information, visit the CRISP website.
CRISP Research Experiences for Teachers Fellowship
The CRISP Research Experiences for Teachers program is a four-week summer research experience for local 8th–12th grade and community college STEM teachers. The fellowship supports the active involvement of K-12 STEM teachers in research in order to bring knowledge of materials science, engineering and technological innovation into their classrooms. Teachers conduct research alongside CRISP faculty and graduate students, with the goal of building long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the university research community.
For more information, visit the CRISP website.
Discovery to Cure High School Internship
Rising high school seniors spend six weeks working in a biomedical laboratory at Yale, utilizing research techniques such as gel electrophoresis, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. Since its inception in 2003, more than 300 high school students, undergraduates, and high school teachers have successfully completed the program. Many interns have presented their research at science fairs, and approximately 20% of student interns have published their findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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Discovery to Cure High School Teacher Internship
Connecticut high school science teachers have the opportunity to do research in a lab at Yale University during the summer, to further their knowledge of science.
For more information, visit the Discovery to Cure website.
This professional development program offers elementary, middle, and high school teachers innovative curricula and hands-on, inquiry-based learning methods, which link biodiversity with Connecticut’s life and earth science standards. Recent program themes have included “Climate Change and Patterns of Vector-Borne Disease,” “Solar System Investigations,” and “Strength in Numbers: How to Use Museum Specimen Data in the Classroom.” Participants attend a week-long teacher institute and receive a stipend, use of museum specimens, and ongoing support from the Peabody’s educators.
For more information, visit the Peabody website.
PIER Summer Institutes
PIER Summer Institutes bring nearly one hundred K-12 teachers and college faculty to the Yale MacMillan Center each summer for weeklong seminars. This summer’s theme is “Global Challenges: Climate Change and Food Security,” and selected teachers will participate in a field trip to Morocco to observe firsthand the effects of climate change on food security. Educators collaborate to transform the academic content of the seminars into working models for lesson plans and novel curriculum.
For more information, visit the PIER website.
Urban Resources Initiative
Urban Resources Initiative is a not-for-profit university partnership between the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale and the city of New Haven whose mission is to foster community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education and advance the practice of urban forestry. URI is dedicated to community participation in urban ecosystem management. As of 2009, the City of New Haven adopted the URI curriculum “Open Spaces as Learning Places” as mandatory instruction for all New Haven public school 6th grade students. URI partners with Common Ground High School and the Sound School for the GreenSkills program, a local green jobs program that employs high school students and ex-offenders through the planting of trees, working towards the goal of the TreeHaven 10K campaign to plant 10,000 trees throughout New Haven.
For more information, visit the URI website.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is an educational partnership designed to strengthen teaching and learning in New Haven public schools. Yale faculty members and New Haven teachers work together as colleagues in discussion seminars and the development of new curriculum units. The seminars, which meet over a five-month period, are designed in response to teacher requests and have addressed topics across the sciences and humanities. Each participating teacher becomes an Institute Fellow and prepares a curriculum unit to be taught and published, which is widely disseminated and made available online. Fellows become members of the Yale community for one year, with library and other campus privileges, and receive a stipend upon successful completion of the Institute.
For more information, visit the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute website.