Michael J. Lichtenstein, MD, MSc
The Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) curricular programs and d teacher professional development opportunities use examples from the Gerontologic and Health Sciences to enhance K-12 science, math, and health instruction through an integrated, interdisciplinary approach. The TEI currently hosts three programs: Positively Aging® Project, Critical Appraisal to Improve Neuroscience Education, and the Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy. All of these programs contribute to our vast K-12 curricular offerings and offer continuing professional development for teachers (State Board of Educator Certification #500400)involved in local intensive summer programs or local, state, national, or international conferences and meetings.
The curriculum consists of more than 400 interdisciplinary learning activities targeting K-12 students. Through partnerships between faculty and staff of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, South Texas Area Health Education Center, the City of San Antonio, and local independent school districts, teachers from Bexar and surrounding counties create, evaluate, and disseminate this teacher-made, scientist-approved body of work.
All curricular materials are freely available at The Teacher Enrichment Initiatives® Program.