As part of Systems Education Experiences, we offer many opportunities for professional development for teachers.
“You truly have one of the best teacher/researcher programs that I have experienced. Great work!” -quote from SEE Summer Teacher, Mark Buchli from Liberty High School in Issaquah, WA. View our Testimonials page for more quotes on SEE’s programming.
Summer Teacher Internships – During the summer we host paid teacher internships for learning about systems biology and translating this learning into curriculum modules. See this News Post for a description of last summer’s topics. A new post will highlight this summer’s positions and information for applying soon!
Professional Development through Conferences – We present at multiple conferences throughout the year. Please plan on joining us for a workshop at NSTA, NABT, WSTA, and other teacher professional conferences. Feel free to contact us for more information on specific conference workshops.
Direct Training at Schools – We travel to train teachers in their school districts. Training focuses on incorporating STEM content and careers, hands-on systems science, and SEE curriculum in classrooms. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.
Webinars – We participate in webinars and online workshops to train teachers remotely. Please explore PDEnroller for upcoming workshops. Please see our freely available webinar on how to guide students towards addressing systemic issues such as ocean acidification in the classroom. See also the partner SOARCE webinar page for more information on this series of webinars.
Formal Courses – We host short and long courses at ISB and through partners. During this time, teachers learn about systems science from ISB scientists and learn ways to incorporate this pertinent content, skills, and practices in their classroom. Initial funding for our courses was provided by the Center for Systems Biology through NIH/NIGMS and extends through other avenues. If you are interested in joining an upcoming course or are interested in hosting or supporting a course for teachers, please contact us. For more information on previous courses, please see these links:
- 2021-2022 ClimeTime Courses – Washington State teachers can learn more and sign up here for workshops, free STEM clock hours and stipends.
- 2020-2021 ClimeTime Courses
- View our SEE Timeline which highlights events and activities. The Educator Professional Development, Outreach and Community Support, and Curriculum Development rows feature work with teachers. A few notable accomplishments amid hundreds include:
- 2018-2020 Murdock Partners in Trust Workshops
- 2019 SEEing the Future of STEM course for Marysville Science Teachers funded by AstraZeneca.
- Notice of Summer Systems Science Academy for Teachers
Partnering with Others – We also partner with many organizations to optimize training experiences and to help as many teachers as possible. We partner with the Logan Center for Education, also housed at ISB. In addition, we partner with many external organizations. Please see our Collaborations Page for more information and our Testimonials Page for participant feedback.
We currently are partnering with Logan Center, OSPI, and many others through ClimeTime to offer workshops, free clock hours and stipends to WA State teachers. Please see this page for more information and to sign up!