The STEM Leadership Center, in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Teachers College of Columbia University and U.S Satellite Laboratory is proud to announce Cohort Two of the Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship is a grass roots education initiative that addresses the need to train secondary science teachers in STEM teaching methods and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The competitive, 16 month Fellowship is comprised of two experiences as described below.
Fellows earn a Leadership Certificate (9 graduate credits) in STEM from Teachers College in partnership with the NASA Endeavor ScienceTeaching Certificate Project. Coursework includes a mandatory Methods of STEM Education course and two elective courses. Fellows learn to apply research-based, STEM pedagogical strategies including inquiry and design practices and STEM content in the classroom. The academic experience blends science content, STEM pedagogy and Next Generation Science Standards while bringing cutting-edge authentic data and NASA resources to the standards-based curriculum. Coursework is delivered in a live, online format.
Addressing the need to provide teachers with professional science experiences, Fellows engage in a two week laboratory research experience at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY. Fellows are assigned to research teams led by professional scientists and bio tech engineers serving as mentors and team leaders. Mentors engage Fellows in real time research projects in the mentor’s scientific specialty. Under the mentor’s supervision, Fellows learn how to use modern scientific tools and equipment in a professional setting, professional lab safety practices and how bio tech research is applied to solve problems in human health. Fellows return to the to classroom with a greater understanding of the skills young people need to pursue college and careers n STEM fields.
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