SEPAL offers a variety of science partnership programs for science educators from elementary through college.
Semester-long partnerships between elementary, middle or high school teachers and SFSU science undergraduate and graduate students.
HHMI Biology FEST is a multi-pronged faculty development program that will enhance San Francisco State Biology faculty pedagogical expertise, provide support for iteratively changing their teaching, engage faculty in regular discussions of student assessment evidence, and build infrastructure to support comprehensive curricular reform in the future.
Spectrum is a community of women of color in the biomedical sciences. Spectrum brings together women scientists of all ages together — SFSU undergraduate students, SFSU Masters students, SFSU alumni in local doctoral and biotechnology positions, SFSU Faculty, and middle and high school students and teachers. SFSU Spectrum scientists collaborate to learn and share their knowledge about the biology behind women’s health issues and current research being conducted by women biomedical researchers of color.
CCB FEST brings together current and aspiring SF Bay Area community college biology instructors to build professional community, learn from one another, and explore scientific teaching and innovative approaches to integrating active learning, assessment, equity, and classroom research into community college biology teaching.
Efforts to improve science education include university science departments hiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES), scientists who take on specialized roles in science education within their discipline. Although these positions have existed for decades and may be growing more common, few reports have investigated the SFES approach to improving science education. SEPAL Director Kimberly [...]