Teacher-Level Requirements for ESCAPE Participation

Teachers who participate in the ESCAPE Online Professional Development Course (Course 1) are expected to:

  • Participate in a 40-hour (4 unit) ESCAPE Online Course --all offered 100% online
  • Take a pre/post test of knowledge and pedagogy (1 hour)
  • Complete a course evaluation form (10-20 minutes)

For this work, teachers will be compensated with:

  • a stipend of $1,000 OR 4 quarter units of course credit
  • a certificate for Teaching Science through the Arts

Teachers who participate in the Lesson Implementation Course (Course 2) are expected to:

  • Participate in a 20-hour (2 unit) Implementation Course for follow-up professional development --all offered 100% online
  • Prepare a student research roster
  • Administer online pre- & post-science assessments to classroom students
  • Teach six 1-hour ESCAPE Science lessons with fidelity
  • Complete lesson reflections on teacher practices & implementation log (30-45 minutes)
  • Complete a course evaluation form (10-20 minutes)

For this work, teachers will be compensated with:

  • an additional stipend of $500 OR 2 quarter units of course credit

Please note that UCI ESCAPE has already received approval for data collection from LAUSD's CERR and the UCI IRB board. This means that teachers from LAUSD are already approved to implement the ESCAPE curriculum in their classrooms and may opt to participate in the Lesson Implementation Course. Teachers from other districts should contact the research team to inquire about the possibility of taking the Lesson Implementation course. Approval to take the course will depend on IRB or research approval requirements in your district.

Are you interested in ESCAPE?

Apply now to be considered for the ESCAPE Online Course!