Teacher Externship and NC New Schools
This past summer the institute partnered with North Carolina New Schools to help provide NC area teachers professional experiences so they may acquire new knowledge and skills to enable them to introduce concepts at the frontiers of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) within the context of regenerative medicine – an exciting, cutting-edge field representative of today’s highly interdisciplinary nature of science.
2015 Teacher Externs
Melanie Stancill, Davie High School and Lisa Sunshine, Early Middle College at GTCC Jamestown were the 2015 Teacher Externs who visited the Institute this summer. Read a blog post they wrote about their experience here.
2014 Teacher Externs
Terry Howerton of Atkins High School and Melanie Stancill of Davie High School.
While gaining increased knowledge, experience and skills, Terry and Melanie worked on the development of curricula materials and activities to later integrate into their classrooms and help make students’ learning more relevant to the 21st century workforce.
It is designed to help high school students construct their own understanding of regenerative medicine and stem cells by working in collaborative groups of three or four.
Regenerative Medicine Presentation: An introduction to regenerative medicine tailored to high school students and teachers.
Tissue Engineering Activities: A combination of directed and inquiry based activities for tissue engineering.
Regenerative Medicine Lesson Plan: This lesson plan utilizes the above two resources, together with additional online resources to provide a more thorough overview of regenerative medicine.