About the Workshop
The CDC Science Ambassador Workshop is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The 5-day workshop is open to middle- and high-school math and science teachers and other interested educators. Continuing education is pending. There is no charge for this workshop but participants will cover their own transportation, lodging and meals.
During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Attend seminars on current public health topics presented by CDC scientists
- Collaborate with CDC scientists to develop lessons plans based on public health science topics; these will be published on CDC's website
- Expand professional networks of educators and public health professionals
- Tour CDC's state-of-the-art headquarters, including the Emergency Operations Center and the David J. Sencer CDC Museum
- Be eligible for continuing education units*
The public health topics covered in the workshop represent domestic and global public health priorities and are selected to be of interest to both students and educators. Participants consult with CDC scientists, learn how to use CDC's information resources, and develop science-based lesson plans. At the end of the workshop, participants submit completed lesson plans to the CDC science ambassador staff. After review and editing, lesson plans are published on the CDC science ambassador website.
After the Workshop
Participants are encouraged to use lesson plans developed during the workshop and other public health examples in their teaching and continue as CDC science ambassadors.* Continuing education for this activity is pending; check back later for more information.