METEOR Teacher Fellows

The “METEOR v HS” program is a grant awarded to Children’s National Health System and Children’s Research Institute from the NICHD/NIH with the collaboration of GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GWUSED). One component of “METEOR” is the METEOR Teaching Fellows (MTF) whose mission is to utilize a novel, interactive, training focused on STEM and including key components of the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers will be embedded in one of our biomedical research laboratories or with a clinical research team for an 8 week summer program. Each teacher will also participate in four advanced STEM teaching certificate courses, one each term  with a combination of field-based, distance and classroom learning. There will be approximately 15 two-hour sessions of face-to-face instruction each term meeting either at Children’s National Health System and/or GW. The face-to-face instruction will compliment the research experience and include approximately 7 hours of independent work developing and implementing lessons grounded in the lab experience. Being a METEOR fellow includes tuition fellowships for the 4 GW STEM Certificate courses in addition to a stipend for the summer research experience. The stipend is awarded upon completion of the summer experience and or first two courses culminating in ready to implement classrooms lessons.