Do you want to learn how to integrate brain science into your curriculum, innovate your lesson plans, and motivate your students for FREE? The New York Hall of Science invites you to participate in the Dana Brain Science Educator Series and become a Dana Fellow. Upon completion of the program, each Dana Fellow will be awarded a stipend of $300.

The series will be entirely online, providing a great opportunity for educators from across the nation to learn and collaborate. We will be highlighting the “Best of the Dana Brain Science Educator Series” with six sessions that combine the most popular activities and materials from past years. Sessions will focus on exciting topics like brain damage and disease, memory, nutrition, and the senses with the underlying theme of learning, tying all the sessions together. Even if you don't teach neuroscience, this series is a valuable look at the way students learn.

Using the course management system Moodle, each session will allow participants to access video lectures from experts in the field, readings, and classroom-based investigations as well as participate in moderated discussions with fellow educators. Additionally, all Dana Fellows will be required to create and submit a unit on the brain that consists of at least six lessons.

The series is open to K-8 educators throughout the country and participation is limited to 20 teachers, so apply now! To apply, please hit the "next" button at the bottom of this page and fill out the online application. The deadline for applications is May 16, 2011.

For more information please contact Michaela Labriole at mlabriole@nysci.org or 718.699.0005, ext. 569.

The dates for the synchronous sessions are June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, August 6, and August 20. Sessions will be held from 3-6pm EST (12-3pm PST).
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