The 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 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 the 2018-2019 Teacher-Scholar program are now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
These programs are made possible with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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.