The Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Mission To promote partnership between scientists and educators in support of high quality science education

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  • The Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Mission To promote partnership between scientists and educators in support of high quality science education for all K-12 students. Mission To promote partnership between scientists and educators in support of high quality science education for all K-12 students.
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  • 2007-2008 SEP Participation SFUSD Schools 91% (105/115) K-12 Students working with UCSF volunteers ~ 3,200 K-12 Students with enriched science lessons > 15,500 (approx. 28% of SFUSD students) SFUSD Teachers & UCSF Volunteers Over 200 each SFUSD Schools 91% (105/115) K-12 Students working with UCSF volunteers ~ 3,200 K-12 Students with enriched science lessons > 15,500 (approx. 28% of SFUSD students) SFUSD Teachers & UCSF Volunteers Over 200 each
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  • Evaluation Overview External Evaluators Stanford University School of Education TCC Group Michelle Phillips, Inverness Research Associates Methods Surveys Open-ended written responses Interviews Rubric-based assessments Observation protocols External Evaluators Stanford University School of Education TCC Group Michelle Phillips, Inverness Research Associates Methods Surveys Open-ended written responses Interviews Rubric-based assessments Observation protocols
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  • Teachers Classroom-based Partnerships 84% deepened their understanding of the process of science 96% deepened their understanding of scientific concepts 82% report increased collaboration with other teachers 84% deepened their understanding of the process of science 96% deepened their understanding of scientific concepts 82% report increased collaboration with other teachers
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  • Teachers Classroom-based Partnerships 85% increased expectations for their students My expectations for what my class could do scientifically was raised quite a bit. My students made predictions, observations, conducted experiments and recorded findings. - Elementary School Teacher 85% increased expectations for their students My expectations for what my class could do scientifically was raised quite a bit. My students made predictions, observations, conducted experiments and recorded findings. - Elementary School Teacher
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  • Teachers Summer Courses/Institutes Statistically significant gains in science content knowledge in biology and chemistry Statistically significant shift in attitudes toward science Impact the way science is taught in SFUSD The Architecture of Life courses offered by UCSF have fundamentally impacted my approach to the teaching of science. One of the most important things that I took away from the sessions is that science is about exploring the unknown. In other words, it's not the pat following of a certain number of steps that will yield the same or even consistent results. Instead, it is the process of generating a wonderful idea and then determining how to explore it in a meaningful way. Statistically significant gains in science content knowledge in biology and chemistry Statistically significant shift in attitudes toward science Impact the way science is taught in SFUSD The Architecture of Life courses offered by UCSF have fundamentally impacted my approach to the teaching of science. One of the most important things that I took away from the sessions is that science is about exploring the unknown. In other words, it's not the pat following of a certain number of steps that will yield the same or even consistent results. Instead, it is the process of generating a wonderful idea and then determining how to explore it in a meaningful way.
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  • K-12 Students Elementary Fewer students believe that you have to be smart to do science (p