You are hereBrainU 101 Workshops / BrainU 101 July 26, 2010
BrainU 101 July 26, 2010
BrainU 101 Summer 2010 Session 2 took place from July 26 to August 6, 2010 at the St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. This session was open to Anoka-Hennepin & St Paul Public Schools Biology teachers only.
AH/SP BrainU 101: Classroom Investigations of the Brain and How the Brain Changes with Learning
July 26 - August 6, 2010
8 am–4 pm Monday–Friday
Biological Science Building Room 64, St Paul campus
Class limited to 15 teachers per District. Applications received by April 15 were given priority.
Brain to High School is a teacher staff development program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a model high school biomedical science education program combining neuroscience and inquiry-based instruction. This program is focused on the biology teachers of the St Paul Public Schools and the Anoka-Hennepin School District. This five-year program will provide staff development opportunities to the teachers of these two districts as well as evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Because it is funded by the NIH, strict evaluation guidelines will be followed.
During the winter of 2010 a project presentation was made to the biology teachers of these two Districts. The purpose of the presentation was to describe the program including the staff development opportunities and the elements of the program evaluation. Since participation is voluntary, a full description to the teachers was deemed essential to successfully recruit teachers to participate in the program. The following materials were distributed during this presentation (Documents listed below are all PDF.):
Summer 2010 AHSP BrainU 101 workshop flyer
Abstract of Proposal Submitted to NIH
Brain to High School Overview
Overview of Teacher Level of Participation
Teacher Consent Form
Student Assent Form
Parent Information Letter
Student Attitude Survey
Minnesota Academic Science Standards Alignment with BrainU Activities
Classroom Observation Cover Sheet