The goal of this project is to engage high school students with the science behind their real world experiences. To do this, Tufts scientists and Boston Public School (BPS) teachers are collaborating to bring together the content knowledge and pedagogical skill needed to design a curriculum based on ‘the great diseases’. Each of the four modules consists of a 6-week course addressing topics related to a specific disease.
The ‘Modeling for Fidelity: Infectious disease in the classroom’ project will develop a distance learning and support platform to bring our curriculum to teachers and classrooms across the nation. The ultimate goal is to use this intensive teacher support program to enable teachers to educate a health literate citizenry able to make lifestyle choices that limit the impact of infection.