FLORENCE – From extracting DNA from strawberries to canoeing down Lynches River to studying water sheds, 13 high school teachers from nine area school districts acquired a slew of science-teaching strategies this summer while attending the Biology 615 course: Special Topics in Biology for High School Teachers, held at Francis Marion University. And the teachers didn’t pay a dime for the training either.
The hands-on course (July 6-17) was funded by the S.C. Department of Education in collaboration with Clemson University.
"This course was designed to bring teachers together to experience recent updates in biology, and in effect, become a think tank for new curriculum development,” said FMU Assistant Professor of Education Cheryl Lane.
The course was designed to assist high school biology teachers prepare their students for the S.C. End of Course Exam in high school biology.