Information for Educators
SESB Benefits Students, Teachers, and Schools
Science and technology generate jobs, profits, and inventions and are important for the future of our democratic society. Students in our schools today need to be scientifically and mathematically prepared so that they can fill the jobs and meet the challenges of tomorrow's society. Current school reform efforts have focused on firmly implanting science in schools where there is often little time for science or inadequate materials and equipment.
The SESB gives teachers science content assistance while they are teaching as part of their school day. SESB industry professionals provide real world expertise during content discussions and will form relationships with teachers to answer pressing content questions that will ultimately enhance their science teaching.
What is Involved – Teachers
Educators will identify a window of time during an instructional sequence that is appropriate for infusion of relevant content from an expert in the field. The teacher will also chose one of the lessons from the program’s learning matrix for industry professionals to utilize in middle school classrooms. Each lesson is aligned with the conceptual development of the science standards and will showcase an applicable research or industry example. The lessons are web archived and lab supplies or manipulative kits will be prepped and shipped to the teacher one week prior to the class.
Teachers participating in the SESB program will:
1. Identify SESB topics of interest
2. Identify the approximate date/week/time to schedule the visit
3. Prep for lesson to be taught in class
4. Collaborate with the speaker before the lesson presentation
5. In class visit: Will co-teach the lesson on day of the visit