Interdisciplinary Center for Ongoing Research/Education (ICORE): 2008-2013
The Interdisciplinary Center for Ongoing Research/Education (ICORE) Partnership was an exciting new opportunity for high school teachers, funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to engage in innovative and continuing professional development. The theme for the program was Emerging Pathogens, an area of cutting-edge and active research with ‘real world’ implications for Florida residents. Teachers performed hands-on research with scientists involved in the identification, understanding, and management of emerging pathogens; incorporate these ideas into classroom-ready modules; and present the results of their experiences to colleagues at professional meetings. ICORE also offered continuing university partnership support to teachers throughout the academic year and beyond.
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