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Career Connection Professional Development — Healthcare
The Science Center is hosting a professional development seminar for middle and high school teachers on Wednesday, March 13 in conjunction with our Healthcare Student Career Days.
At the Healthcare career event, teachers will learn about the applications of neuroscience research in education and explore the MEGA Brain (presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network) and Cyndi the SynDaver (presented by Highmark Blue Shield).
The session will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and will provide 6.5 hours of Act 48 credit each. The price per attendee will be $100 per session, which includes lunch and museum admission. Assistance from the Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund is available for low-income schools.
- Teachers will interact with Cyndi the SynDaver (synthetic cadaver) and the inflatable MEGA Brain.
- Audrey Ettinger, neuroscience professor from Cedar Crest College, will present information about brain research and bring some human brains for teachers to examine.
- Teachers will also learn from a guidance counselor about the MindUp curriculum in Allentown elementary schools. The curriculum is based on neuroscience, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness, and teaches students how their brains work and how to use that knowledge to manage stress and emotions.
- Shannon Williams from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, will explain the opportunities available at LCTI, including job shadowing, dual-enrollment courses, and internships.
- In addition, teachers will learn from a panel discussion with STEM professionals, try some activities to build employability skills, and get a snapshot of employment needs in health-related fields.
- Discuss ways to meet ESSA Guidelines for College and Career Readiness.