Rare Lessons is a Sarepta-led program intended to promote the development and implementation of rare disease lessons in the K-12 classroom. We believe that rare disease education is an important component of disease awareness and diversity and inclusion within the classroom setting and that the study of rare diseases sets the foundation for enhanced education throughout students’ academic lives. Rare Lessons is a small contribution to ensuring broad education and awareness of rare diseases and the acknowledgement of individuals affected by them.
In July 2020 we announced Rare Lessons, a Sarepta-led program intended to promote the development and implementation of rare disease lessons in the K-12 classroom. We are pleased to share the four Rare Lessons contest winners. Each award recipient brings a unique and important perspective to Rare Disease education and we are thrilled to be able to share their lesson plans through this program.
Below are the names, authors and grade levels of each winning lesson plan.
You may access and download the lesson plans on Share My Lesson, a platform dedicated to lesson plans for teachers, by teachers. The four Rare Lessons lesson plans can be found on the Sarepta partner page at: https://sharemylesson.com/partner/sarepta-therapeutics .
We would love to hear how you are using and adapting these lesson plans- as a teacher, member or friend of the Rare Disease community. Please reach out to [email protected] to share your experiences.
Rare Lessons is accepting submissions of teacher developed lessons plans on rare diseases from July 15- September 15, 2020. A blinded selection committee will review and select up to 4 winning lesson plans and Sarepta will grant up to 4 monetary awards. Educators in the K-12 classroom teaching in a U.S. accredited educational institution are eligible to apply.
We are looking for lessons plans that introduce the topic of rare diseases, link rare diseases to scientific learning in an age-appropriate way and provide the opportunity for learning about real world applicability (i.e. how do rare diseases affect human beings). The lesson plans should also include an element of diversity and inclusion as related to potential disabilities in the rare disease space.
Before you apply, please read our FAQ Document.
Thank you for considering submission! We’ve included an application process checklist below. Please review the program rules before applying.
Please review the Program Contest Rules before applying.
Submissions Open: July 15, 2020
Submissions Close: September 15, 2020
Winners Announced: By December 2020
Lessons will be scored based on the following criteria:
Rare Lessons is currently closed for submissions. Please check back for updates on the program.