Seeking Health Science Resources for Internship Program

LEAP forward studentsCCHE recently learned that the local LEAP Forward Internship Program has been cancelled for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19.

The LEAP (Learn Experience Advance Participate) Forward Internship Program is a 6-week paid internship for current Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Health Sciences Pathways sophomores. It is hosted by UW-Madison in collaboration with the MMSD & Personalized Pathways efforts and intends to provide participating students with opportunities to explore potential post-high-school plans and future career options.

While the 2020 Summer program is cancelled, the organizers are seeking partnership on ways to provide asynchronous health science content to MMSD during these challenging times. They are working with MMSD to develop an “online classroom” that will be a library of health science related resources for MMSD faculty to use to supplement their teaching.  Below we offer more details about what they are seeking:

Do you have/are you aware of resources that align with below that could be considered by LEAP for sharing with this audience of high school-aged students?

Audience
Resources should be geared towards a high school audience with an interest in studying the health sciences.

Content Format
Content could include webpages, PDFs, videos, audio content, suggestions for curriculum (research projects).  They are particularly looking for some hand-on projects that students could safely do at home.

Content Focus Areas

  • College and career readiness
    • More information for career exploration in the health sciences (what do people on campus do, how did they get there, why do they do it).  Also, age-specific information for what a student should need to be doing now to prepare for college (UW-Madison specifically or generally for any college)
  • Personal Wellness
    • MMSD is very concerned about the well-being of their students now that school is virtual for the rest of the year.  Any age-appropriate recommendations for high school student wellness would be great.
  • COVID-19 Specific Science
    • Science teachers are also focusing on making their classes topical and are looking for high school-appropriate information on the outbreak.  They especially would like data and charts that they could use for data analysis activities, perhaps talks UW people have given on the outbreak.  UW-specific information would be great.

Please consider what you can offer and we’d welcome your share using our CCHE ‘Get Involved’ form on our website. Any questions may be directed to leapforward@em.wisc.edu.