Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
The University of Washington Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) program will sponsor a summer research program for middle school and high school teachers on the university’s Seattle campus during the summer of 2013 (July 1- August 16). Teachers selected for the program will participate in ongoing research projects with researchers and will have the opportunity to take part in the development of new curricular materials based on their research for use in the classroom.
The application deadline for the summer 2013 program was February 15, 2013.
- Be a middle school or high school science teacher at a school within the United States.
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. (or its possessions).
- Devote 40 hours per week to the program. This is considered a full-time commitment and you may not enroll in classes or hold other jobs during the day. Participants will be paid a stipend and will not receive professional development credit for the research experience.
- Attend program meetings, lectures, seminars, focus groups, and workshops.
- Work to develop curricular materials related to the research and use these in your classroom during the school year.
- Provide their own housing and transportation to the University of Washington.
Provide feedback to the CSNE on implementation/improvement of the curriula.
Use materials from your CSNE research to develop grade appropriate and differentiated materials to meet the needs of diverse students.
What participants will receive:
- An opportunity to be involved in an interdisciplinary research project with a team of researchers working together to solve a common problem.
- Lectures on ethics, communications skills, laboratory safety, and other relevant topics.
- A stipend of $7,000 for the 7 week program.
- Shared curricular materials developed by fellow RET teachers.
- Classroom assistance during the implementation of the curricular materials.
Please contact Dr. Lise Johnson (email@example.com), CSNE Education Manager, with questions about the RET program.
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