Columbia University in the City of New York

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Teacher-Scholar Program

The 2018-2019 class of Teacher Scholars (Credit: Michael Dames/Columbia University).

Continuing education for secondary school teachers

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Teacher-Scholar program introduces middle and high school science teachers in New York City to cutting-edge brain science for the duration of a school year. Using the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lectures as case studies, the teachers participate in workshops and create a lesson plan each semester that brings neuroscience back to their classrooms. Teachers who complete the program emerge with greater knowledge of neuroscience, a deeper understanding of the scientific process and a toolbox of concrete ways to implement their knowledge in the classroom.


**Applications for 2019-2020 Teacher-Scholar program are now closed. Please contact with questions about the program or your application.**


This program is made possible with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Our Sponsor: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

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I came upon the Teacher-Scholar Program and it was exactly the type of professional development I needed. Unlike other professional development programs the Teacher-Scholar programs brings in real scientists and the scientific community. I have invited my students to all of the Columbia Lectures and they love the opportunity to be a part of a larger scientific community. The support and ideas I have gained from this program directly effects my curriculum planning and has helped push my lessons to be more exciting and more rigorous.
Brittany Klimowicz
Living Environment and neuroscience elective teacher