Six OC teachers picked for science institute

March 27, 2014

The Roper Mountain Science Center at Greenville has announced the selections of six Oconee teachers to take part in this summer’s Science P.L.U.S Institute. The following public school teachers are enrolled for intensive training in science teaching methods and activities: Laura Land of Northside Elementary, Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle School, Patricia Childress of Tamassee-Salem Middle and High, Sandy Whiteford of Walhalla Middle School, and Lisa Curry and Shirley McKinney, both of West-Oak Middle School. They’ll take courses that 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. The summer institute, a facility of the Greenville County schools, is funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act grant. E-I-A funds are generated by the fifth penny of sales tax on each dollar.

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