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Six teachers attend Science P.L.U.S. Institute

Special to The Union Times



Image courtesy of the Union County School District Six teachers from the Union County School spent part of their summer taking part in Science P.L.U.S. Institute held at the Roper Mountain Science Center. During the Institute the teaches gained new information in various scientific fields they can share with their students and their fellow teachers and the resources to help them do so.


UNION COUNTY — Six teachers with the Union County School District not only increased their knowledge in various fields of science but also gained resources to enable them to more fully share that knowledge with their students.

In a statement released earlier this month, the Union County School District announced that the following teachers were selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute held at the Roper Mountain Science Center during the summer:

• Jennifer Stepp — Sims Middle School

• Sara Jones — Lockhart School

• Nancy Satterfield — Sims Middle School

• Nicole Gardin — Jonesville Elementary/Middle School

• Kasi Wilson — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• Alex Waltz — Buffalo Elementary School

The press release states that institute participants received the following:

• Science materials and supplies to duplicate lessons learned at the Institute

• New hands-on science activities to use in the classroom

• Housing for teachers living more than an hour’s drive from the Center

• The option to purchase two hours of non-degree graduate cred through Furman University

• A renewed enthusiasm for teaching science

• Lunches catered at Roper Mountain Science Center

• New teacher friends from all over the State of South Carolina

The press states that “the courses for the 2017 Science P.L.U.S. Institute included 18 different one-week classes in weather, earth science, life science, space and physical science. Classes were built around specific grade levels corresponding to the South Carolina Science Academic Standards for grades 1-12. Institute courses encourage teachers to incorporate math and language arts skills into their science lessons and to look for opportunities to make science connections when teaching other disciplines.”

It states that “a major goal of the Science P.L.U.S. Institute is to provide teachers the resources needed to do hands-on science activities with their students. Each participant received science materials and supplies to duplicate lessons learned. These materials extend the Institute into the state’s classrooms by empowering teachers with new tools for teaching science. New skills, enhanced content knowledge, and tested ideas shared by other teachers enable Science P.L.U.S. participants to return to their classrooms with confidence and renewed enthusiasm for science instruction.”

The press release states that “South Carolina EIA Funds are generated by the fifth penny of sales tax on each dollar. The Science P.L.U.S. Institute is only one of many programs throughout the state supported by these sales tax funds.”

Union County School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Roach, praised the teachers for their willingness to take part in the Institute and bring what they learned back to the district.

“We appreciate the dedication and commitment of all our teachers, but especially these six teachers who attended the Institute,” Roach said. “We will rely on these teachers to bring back the knowledge they learned at this institute and share it with not only their students, but also their fellow teachers.”

Image courtesy of the Union County School District Six teachers from the Union County School spent part of their summer taking part in Science P.L.U.S. Institute held at the Roper Mountain Science Center. During the Institute the teaches gained new information in various scientific fields they can share with their students and their fellow teachers and the resources to help them do so.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_web1_UCSD-logo-3.jpgImage courtesy of the Union County School District Six teachers from the Union County School spent part of their summer taking part in Science P.L.U.S. Institute held at the Roper Mountain Science Center. During the Institute the teaches gained new information in various scientific fields they can share with their students and their fellow teachers and the resources to help them do so.
Six teachers attend Science P.L.U.S. Institute

Special to The Union Times

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