Looking for something to do this summer?
Who can participate? 5th grade teachers or 9-12th grade teachers
Time commitment: 6-8 weeks – 40/hrs a week
Description: The Summer Research Internship Program for Teachers at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla was created to expose teachers in current laboratory techniques and procedures, provide information on a variety of contemporary issues in basic biomedical research, develop relationships with working scientists who can assist them in curriculum development, and create opportunities for teachers to share information and knowledge with their peers.
Teachers conduct basic biomedical research in a laboratory under the supervision of a Scripps Research scientist in one of the research departments. The program emphasizes the scientific process, research planning, bench experience, experimental design, data analysis and interaction with laboratory personnel. As an adjunct to their day-to-day responsibilities, participants will be required to attend specially-designed programs and field trips throughout the course of the summer. In addition to the intensive, hands-on eight-week summer program, teachers are expected to use the laboratory experience as a springboard to create opportunities in discovery-based learning for their students, effect change in their classrooms and serve as a resource for other educators. They must demonstrate their willingness to pursue year-round follow-up activities based on the summer experience.