Chelan High School Biomedical Science teacher develops Public Health Curriculum


Seth Manthey developed a permanent display and library, pictured above, for his classroom at Chelan High School. The painting on the left is a Bacteriophage and on the right is HIV. Courtesy cdc.gov
Editor’s Note: Chelan High School Science Teacher Dr. Seth Mathey, a graduate of Chelan High School, is featured in a story about Center for Disease Control Ambassador Program on their website. Below in that story.
 
CHELAN - Seth Manthey, PhD, a 2019 CDC Science Ambassador fellow and teacher of Biomedical Science at Chelan High School here, focuses on revealing the mysteries behind science and medicine. Drawing from his experiences during the 2019 CDC Science Ambassador summer course in Atlanta, Seth created an interactive curriculum that allows his students to apply their biomedical knowledge to real-world public health scenarios. 
Seth was also inspired by the CDC David J. Sencer CDC Museum and the Steven B. Thacker CDC Library tours during the course to create unique resources for his students. For example, he developed a permanent display and library, pictured above, for his classroom. These types of resources offer students an opportunity to engage with material beyond the lessons Seth is teaching. The painting on the left is a Bacteriophage and on the right is HIV. 
To share his experience and success with bringing public health to his classroom with other teachers, Seth will serve as a peer leader for the 2020 Science Ambassador Fellowship. Peer leaders serve as mentors to new fellows for 1-year as they begin teaching public health in their classroom.
The CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship is a dynamic, educational program offered by CDC for STEM teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health sciences into middle- and high-school classrooms. This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day interactive summer course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity.

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