Scientist-in-Residence 2018-19 Teacher Application

The Scientist-in-Residence Program, a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), matches scientists and STEM professionals with K-12 classrooms that are conducting authentic science investigations. Teachers are asked to submit an initial project proposal in the application. Each selected teacher will refine their proposal with their Scientist-in-Residence, and DOE and NYAS program staff will help them to design and implement the project. Teams of up to four teachers are also invited to apply.

If you are interested in collaborating with a scientist from one of New York City’s science research institutions, click the button below to begin the application. Applications are due by 11:59pm Wednesday, September 26.

Program Features and Structure

Scientists-in-Residence and teachers collaborate from October to May to scope out and lead a long-term science investigation with a class to prepare students to engage in their own independent scientific research, and to build the capacity of the teacher and school to support long-term science investigations in the future.

Scientists-in-Residence will spend an average two hours per week at their partner school site; dates and times will be agreed upon based on scientists’ and teachers’ schedules. Participating teachers will attend four Scientist-in-Residence convenings to share project activities, successes and challenges with their Scientist-in-Residence and teacher colleagues from other Scientist-in-Residence schools. Each team will receive a small stipend for project materials as well as an opportunity to participate in complimentary professional development through a year-long membership with Science Alliance, or other public enrichment programs through NYAS. Additionally, participating scientists are asked to develop at least one initiative that brings students to a research or scientific setting outside their school or enables them to network with a broader set of scientists and STEM professionals.

Teachers will be selected to participate based on the quality of their project proposal, responses to application questions and scientist availability. Applicants must submit a Letter of Acknowledgment and Support from their school principal stating that he/she is aware of the time commitment necessary for participation and that he/she supports having a Scientist-in-Residence in the school from October 2018 through May of 2019. Have your principal sign this letter, then email a scan or digital photo of the signed letter to CitywideScience@schools.nyc.gov with the subject line Scientist-in-Residence Principal Letter of Acknowledgment and Support by Friday, September 28.

Timeline               
Wednesday, September 26: Teacher Application Deadline
Friday, September 28: Principal Letter of Support Deadline
Mid-October:  Program Decisions sent out
Tuesday, October 23: 1st Convening: Meet and Greet
Saturday, November 3: 2nd Convening: Planning Day
December 2017: Scientist-in-Residence projects begin in schools; Small Group convenings
January - April 2019: Teachers select a Science in the City or Science Alliance program
Wednesday, February 6: Midpoint Convening
Wednesday, May 14: End-of-Program Celebration

We look forward to reviewing your application!
Questions? Email CitywideScience@schools.nyc.gov

Please enter the following information about your school:

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* 1. Please enter the following information about your school:

Please provide the following information about yourself (if applying as a team, please provide this info for the teacher who will be the team lead or primary point of contact):

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* 2. Please provide the following information about yourself (if applying as a team, please provide this info for the teacher who will be the team lead or primary point of contact):

For Teacher Teams (if applicable; 4 teachers max. per team): please provide information for additional teachers on you team. If you are applying as an individaul, please skip this question.

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* 3. For Teacher Teams (if applicable; 4 teachers max. per team): please provide information for additional teachers on you team. If you are applying as an individaul, please skip this question.

Can you commit to the full length of this program from mid-October 2018 to May 2019? This includes hosting a Scientist-in-Residence at your school on a weekly basis (for an average of 2-3 hours per week), attending four convenings, and collaborating remotely.

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* 4. Can you commit to the full length of this program from mid-October 2018 to May 2019? This includes hosting a Scientist-in-Residence at your school on a weekly basis (for an average of 2-3 hours per week), attending four convenings, and collaborating remotely.

By clicking the boxes below, you are confirming that you can attend all four in-person convenings for this program (including the End-of-Program Celebration on May 14, 2019)

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* 5. By clicking the boxes below, you are confirming that you can attend all four in-person convenings for this program (including the End-of-Program Celebration on May 14, 2019)

In 1 to 2 paragraphs, provide an overview of the science research project you propose to do with a Scientist-in-Residence, including explanations of:

- a hypothesis or problem statement.

- student learning goals

- why this project would benefit from a Scientist-in-Residence’s involvement

(Please note: If you are selected to participate, you will have the opportunity to refine the project proposal with the Scientist-in-Residence based on his/her expertise and your students’ interests)

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* 6. In 1 to 2 paragraphs, provide an overview of the science research project you propose to do with a Scientist-in-Residence, including explanations of:

- a hypothesis or problem statement.

- student learning goals

- why this project would benefit from a Scientist-in-Residence’s involvement

(Please note: If you are selected to participate, you will have the opportunity to refine the project proposal with the Scientist-in-Residence based on his/her expertise and your students’ interests)

How do you envision the time with the Scientist-in-Residence being spent when the scientist is on site at your school? What days of the week/times of day would be most convenient? How would you and your scientist make the most of the time s/he is at your school?

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* 7. How do you envision the time with the Scientist-in-Residence being spent when the scientist is on site at your school? What days of the week/times of day would be most convenient? How would you and your scientist make the most of the time s/he is at your school?

Give us an example of a time when you collaborated remotely with someone on a project. How did you maintain consistent communication despite not being in the same building or room? What strategies and tools did you use to help make this collaboration successful? What might you have done differently to support this collaboration?

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* 8. Give us an example of a time when you collaborated remotely with someone on a project. How did you maintain consistent communication despite not being in the same building or room? What strategies and tools did you use to help make this collaboration successful? What might you have done differently to support this collaboration?

A key goal of the Scientist-in-Residence Program is for the scientist and teacher to learn from one another. What do you think you would learn from the scientist you work with, and what expertise or knowledge would you be able to share with the scientist?

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* 9. A key goal of the Scientist-in-Residence Program is for the scientist and teacher to learn from one another. What do you think you would learn from the scientist you work with, and what expertise or knowledge would you be able to share with the scientist?

Check any and all of the instructional leadership roles listed below in which you have participated in in the last five years.

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* 10. Check any and all of the instructional leadership roles listed below in which you have participated in in the last five years.

How did you hear about Scientist-in-Residence? Please check all that apply.

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* 11. How did you hear about Scientist-in-Residence? Please check all that apply.

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