School is in full swing in Colorado and students are getting ready to go back after Labor Day in Wyoming! At Donor Alliance, we know that teachers have been working hard for weeks: setting up classrooms, planning curriculum and looking for new and innovative ways to teach students about their content.
For those innovative teachers looking for more interactive ways to engage their students while teaching practical information, Donor Alliance has a free school curriculum program that teaches the science behind organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation, Transplantation Science. In addition to requesting our traditional, hands-on, in-classroom instruction easily online, the Transplantation Science team has also been hard at work over the summer creating new materials for the program. Take a look at some of the items available this school year:
- BRAND NEW video for Colorado: Advocate for Life, Maurisa Mounger, hosts a new video that has updated interviews with current families, explains when students will have the opportunity to register as a donor and reminds them about the facts about donation.
- English Language Learner (ELL) workbooks: We invited several teachers to assist us in re-creating the middle school workbook into an ELL-friendly version. With so many opportunities to teach children of immigrants in Colorado and our goal of educating members within our key multicultural communities, we identified this need and created the new workbook. The workbooks should be available by request on October 15.
- Transplantation Science Traveling Trunk: Donor Alliance collaborated with students in the Northglenn High School STEM program to create a traveling trunk for our Transplantation Science program. We now have a way to provide the program to teachers with small classes that are located more than 200 miles from our Educators.
To learn more about Transplantation Science including any of the new facets mentioned here, or to request a class visit: www.DonorAlliance.org/TransplantationScience.