ARISE - Benefits of Participation

Benefits of Participation

Project ARISE: Advancing Rhode Island Science Education

Benefits of Participation include:

  • Comprehensive instruction on and support for inquiry-based approaches to teaching that are integrated into teacher’s current science curriculum
  • Neuroscience, Physiology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics content integrated into general biology or more advanced biology classes
  • Mobile lab equipment, advanced lab exercises and knowledgeable consultants available to teachers during the academic year following training and in subsequent years
  • Students and teachers invited to Nature of Discovery Symposium held at Brown University in the spring
  • Participation in a learning community of scientists, education specialists and high school biology teachers


At the completion of this program, it is anticipated that the following will be accomplished:

  • Teachers will have incorporated an inquiry-based approach to learning into their classroom
  • Teachers will have an enhanced content knowledge in molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, neuroscience and physiology
  • Teachers will become part of a long-term learning community
  • Teachers will have access to unit plans aligned with the new RI Grade Span Expectations
  • Students will be introduced to cutting-edge laboratory experiments in the fields of molecular biology, neuroscience and physiology.