EXPLORING DRUG ABUSE THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY


Epidemiology Education Partnership


Supported by the New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal (NJNER)
and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

What are the goals of the Epidemiology Education Partnership?

There are two goals:

To introduce science, mathematics, and health teachers and their students to the science of epidemiology.

To pilot-test portions of a NIDA supported curriculum: Exploring Drug Abuse through the Science of Epidemiology.


How will participants be introduced to the science of epidemiology?

Teachers and students will be introduced to epidemiology by attending an undergraduate college course, The Science of Public Health - Epidemiology. The course will be held on 16 Thursday nights, from 6-9 PM, beginning in September 16, 2004 and ending in May 15, 2005, at Montclair State University.

Who is eligible to participate in the Epidemiology Education Partnership?

Teacher / student teams from NJNER school districts are eligible. Each team consists of a science, mathematics, or health teacher and five selected students from her / his school.

What are the benefits of participating in the Epidemiology Education Partnership?

At no cost, teachers will learn how to teach the science of epidemiology, receive as many as 48 professional development hours, and receive a stipend of up to $2,800. At no cost, students will learn the science of epidemiology, receive 3 college credits, and have the opportunity to cross-age teach the science of epidemiology to middle school students.

What are the participants' responsibilities?

Participating teachers will be responsible for:

Identifying five students to participate in the Epidemiology Education Partnership.

Attending 15 of the 16 classes.

Mentoring their five students.

Identifying a district specific cross-age teaching venue.

Supervising their five students' cross-age teaching.

Teaching 5-10 epidemiology lessons in their regular classes during the 2005-2006 academic year.


Participating students will be responsible for:

Attending 15 of the 16 classes.

Completing all course work satisfactorily.

As a member of the 5-person team from their school, cross-age teaching 5-10 epidemiology lessons to middle school students.


What do a teacher and students need to do to become an Epidemiology Education Partnership participant?

To be a participant, a teacher must complete and agree to the attached Teacher Epidemiology Education Partnership Agreement, by June 18, 2004. A student must complete and agree to the attached Student Epidemiology Education Partnership Agreement, by June 18, 2004.

For more information:

Call or e-mail the Epidemiology Education Partnership Director, Dr. Mark Kaelin, at 973-655-7123 / kaelinm@mail.montclair.edu. or Epidemiology Education Partnership Coordinator, Mary N. Budd, at 973-655-6872 / buddm@mail.montclair.edu.




Epidemiology Education Partnership

2004 - 2005 Calendar

Class

Date


1


September 16, 2004


2


September 30, 2004


3


October 14, 2004


4


October 28, 2004


5


November 11, 2004


6


December 9, 2004


7


December 16, 2004


8


January 6, 2005


9


January 20, 2005


10


February 3, 2005


11


February 24, 2005


12


March 10, 2005


13


March 24, 2005


14


April 7, 2005


15


April 21, 2005


16


May 5, 2005





Teacher Epidemiology Education Partnership Agreement

FAX, along with Students Epidemiology Education Partnership Agreements, by June 18, 2004.


Name (Please Print): _____________________________________

School District: _____________________________________

School Telephone: _____________________________________

Home Telephone: _____________________________________

E-mail: _____________________________________

I agree to:

Identify and register 5 high school students from my school district.

Identify a middle school cross-age teaching venue in my school district.

Attend 15 of the 16 classes for The Science of Public Health - Epidemiology.

Mentor 5 high school students during The Science of Public Health - Epidemiology.

Supervise 5 high school students' cross-age teaching.

Teach 5-10 epidemiology lessons during the 2005 - 2006 academic year.


     Signature: _____________________________________


FAX to:

Mary N. Budd Epidemiology Education Partnership Coordinator FAX #: 973-655-4337

For more information:

Call or e-mail the Epidemiology Education Partnership Director, Dr. Mark Kaelin, at 973-655-7123 / kaelinm@mail.montclair.edu. or Epidemiology Education Partnership Coordinator, Mary N. Budd, at 973-655-6872 / buddm@mail.montclair.edu.




Student Epidemiology Education Partnership Agreement

Return to your Teacher/Mentor by June 18, 2004.


Name (Please Print): ________________________________

School District: ________________________________

Teacher/Mentor: ________________________________

Home Telephone: ________________________________

E-mail: ________________________________

I agree to:

Attend 15 of the 16 classes for The Science of Public Health - Epidemiology.

Complete all course work satisfactorily.

As a member of a team, cross-age teach 5-10 epidemiology lessons to middle school students.


     Signature: _____________________________________

    2004-2005
    EEP Course
 
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