The challenges of remote learning encompass more than delivering standards…
The challenges of remote learning encompass more than delivering standards…
Texas A&M University PEER One Health Curriculum
Student-centered Online Learning Modules
for Middle School Science & Biology Students
The PEER Program’s new, standards-based, mobile-friendly curriculum frames middle school science and biology in the context of “One Health” (the interconnection of humans, animals, and the environment).
Discover the engaging features of these lessons! 
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One Health & Middle School Science Breakout Session
Early this year, the PEER Program had the privilege to provide a breakout session for the STEM 4 Innovation conference. About 500 participants from 44 states and 13 countries attended this conference and had opportunities to learn more about resources from the PEER Program including our One Health curriculum. Our session provided an overview of the One Health curriculum features as well as suggestions for implementation in remote and hybrid classes.
Missed the conference? Watch a recording of this session on the PEER YouTube Channel!
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Now Available in the One Health Curriculum:
Genetics Module
The genetics module explores the concepts of reproduction, heredity, and variation in traits. Students will hear from a scientist at Texas A&M University about how advancements in genetics are leading to improved individualized healthcare. They will also analyze research about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to discover how geneticists contribute to the field of One Health
"Learning objects" in every module enable students to guide their own learning while reinforcing critical thinking about and applications of required science standards.
One Health Curriculum Learning Objects
  • Essential Knowledge – Academic content covering the scientific method in accordance with TEKS and NGSS standards
  • Backpack Adventures – Science fiction story built upon Jenner's first smallpox clinical trial
  • Meet the Scientist – Biography of James Lind and others influential in the history of clinical trials
  • Scientist Video Presentation – Video presentation from research scientist Dr. William Klemm
  • Real Science Review – Guided simulated peer review of pre-clinical trials of a new pain reliever modified for middle school readability
  • Make a Note of That – Note-taking guides
  • Practice – Mnemonic tools and digital games
  • Show What You Know – Pre- and posttests
Registration
We invite you to register to incorporate this exciting new curriculum into your classes. Registration will allow you to drop our modules as SCORM packages into your school’s existing Learning Management System (LMS) or allow you to use our LMS.
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Navigation Video
Teachers, learn how to navigate the PEER One Health Curriculum in the StepStone platform with this video tutorial! 
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Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Start planning now to take part in Middle School Science & One Health Curriculum professional development workshops this summer! The curriculum promotes remote, hybrid, or face-to-face instruction. Workshops will be delivered through distance learning via Zoom and will include both sunchornous (real-time) and asunchronous (self-paced) sessions. Participants will have access to the One Health curriculum through our LMS, Moodle, and opportunities to interact with the presenters and other teachers in attendance.
On-Demand workshops and micro-credential sessions provide an additional avenue for teachers to learn about the One Health curriculum and gain CPEs. Teachers can choose from a variety of short One Health-related activities to complete based on interests and time.
A digital 6-hour CPE certificate is awarded upon completion of the workshop and associated activities.
Want to be the first to know about upcoming workshops? Complete the form below!

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Updated Biology and Environmental Science Lessons Now Available
These updated lessons include standards-based Biology and Environmental Science topics intended to teach middle school and high school science in a student-centered format. Each module contains multiple units consisting of interactive PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations, note-taking outlines (skeleton notes) in document and Google Doc form, interactive pre- and post- tests in Google Forms and PowerPoint, a study game, and activities to reinforce concepts. Documentation of associated TEKS and NGSS accompanies each unit. Ecosystems, Organ Systems, Cells are US, and Water's the Matter are student-ready with others coming soon!

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Learning How to Learn: A 14-step Science Blog Program
One of the members of our PEER team writes a free-access science blog on learning and memory. He has just finished a series on learning how to learn. The lessons are aimed at students to help them become more efficient and effective learners. The series can be found at https://thankyoubrain.blogspot.com/. There is a field for key-word search of approximately 250 posts.
Check out the series now!
Learning How to Learn
Field Testing
PEER has paid opportunities for science teachers to collaborate with us!
  • Review and provide feedback on our One Health modules
  • Field test One Health modules in your class
Be sure to share with other teachers you know who may be interested!
For more information, please contact:

Dr. Larry Johnson, PEER Principal Investigator (PI)
Tel: 979.854.2828 | Email: ljohnson1@tamu.edu

About PEER
The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health (PEER) is a Youth Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) promotion program utilizing veterinary medicine and environmental issues to stimulate youth interest in learning about their own health (One Health). The project has reached 20,250 teachers in all 50 states and 2,046,250 students over its 20+ year existence. PEER has received both National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant monies, as well as funding from Texas A&M University and private foundations. These funds have allowed PEER: to develop a website hosting standard-based science and agriculture sciences lessons and scientist and veterinarian videos; provide teacher professional development; and near-peer mentoring of K-12 students.
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Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) National Institute of General Medical Sciences + Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
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