Information for Guest Speakers
SESB Benefits Companies and Guest Speakers
Companies know the value of learning. The SESB provides the life science community with the opportunity to enrich the educational system that gave them the opportunity to launch their careers.
The enthusiasm generated from this partnership for science learning in both students and teachers is a priceless reward. It is about wanting to excite students about the possibilities of science as well as to give them a scientist's practical view of the world. Science is not just alot of facts and figures. It's about how science relates to real life. Science is useful. It's also fun to know all this stuff.
The successful participation of the guest speaker in a classroom does not happen by chance. The SESB has developed a program to plan, implement and accomplish all of its goals. When a school applies for SESB membership and receives a guidebook, the staff-principal and teachers are offered help to ensure the partnership is successful.
Once the candidates are identified, SESB is responsible for interviewing and supporting the SESB guest speaker in the school.
What is Involved - Guest Speakers
The SESB is an opportunity for industry professionals to discover one ofthe most challenging and rewarding professions - teaching. This guest speaking visit could be the tipping point in convincing a student to pursue a career in the biotech and medical device industry. This small time commitment is intended to make a very big impact in our schools. The ultimate goal of this resource alignment between educators and industry is to increase student proficiency in science.
Here is what is involved:
1) Identify SESB topics of interest.
2) SESB will match you with a middle school teacher based on teaching interest.
3) Familiarize self with in-class lesson, communicate with teacher prior to visit as needed.
4) In class visit: Speakers can a volunteer for either a full or 1/2 day.