The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence is pleased to be collaborating with Kate Ayers of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to learn about:
Developing Lessons that Engage and Excite while Satisfying Standards.
Creating curriculum that meets standards while providing deep learning, engagement, and meaning is a challenge. Kate Ayers of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will share a comprehensive approach to designing lessons that meet this challenge. In addition she will demonstrate examples of lessons featuring science in an interdisciplinary fashion.
|8:00 - 8:30||Coffee|
|8:30 - 9:00||Meeting the Standards by Integrating the Disciplines|
|9:00 - 10:00||Integrating Science with Language Arts|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 12:00||Merging Science and Math: Discovering the Medicines We use to Treat Disease|
|12:00 - 12:45||Lunch (provided)|
|12:45 - 2:00||Merging Science and Math: Using Genomic Information to Personalize Healthcare|
Facilitator: Kate Ayers
Kate Ayers is a Memphis native and the Cancer Educational Outreach Program Coordinator for St. Jude’s International Outreach Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Theology from Union University and a Master in Biomedical Research from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she focused on structure-based drug discovery. Her graduate thesis research was completed in the Structural Biology department of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to coming to St. Jude, Kate was the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hutchison School. Combining her experience as an educator with her knowledge of scientific research, Kate develops curriculum to educate the public about cancer and cancer prevention through the Cure4Kids program.