Winston-Salem – North Carolina, (WiredPRNews.com) — As the students are getting pleasure from their summer vacations, staying at home, there are some Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teachers who are busy enhancing their education in the classrooms. As reported by a biology teacher at the Carver High School, Winston-Salem, Pauline Jeffers, “[Teaching is] one of those things I never thought I would love … but once I got into it I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else”.
Pauline Jeffers and various other teachers of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County are working hard to expand their knowledge about biotechnology instead of enriching the lives of their students in the summer vacations. The teachers are benefiting a lot from the biotechnology workshop conducted by Dr. Rebecca Alexander, the chemistry professor at the Wake Forest University.
Alexander also explained that the two-week workshop focuses on the Biotechnological chemical properties, the principles of Biology and details about the scientists who are developing the new tools of Biotechnology. Another striking part about this beneficial workshop is that the teachers not only enhance their knowledge and education, they also get some money for attending these Biotechnology classes.
Alexander further reported that the Biotechnology workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation and because of this, some amount of the money will be being used to offer stipends to the teachers attending the classes. He also mentioned that the workshop is not only helping the teachers in order to continue their education, it is also offering stipends to work as the incentives for coming to attend the classes in the mid summer time period. Alexander also said that as Biotechnology is a progressing science form, this workshop will provide the teachers with a chance to educate themselves with the things that they are and were not aware of when they used to study in their schools.
The workshop will also influence a large number of students as well. Several teachers including Jeffers are planning to include the education learned from the workshop in their classroom teaching. Jeffers reported that if the teachers are well equipped with the Biotechnology skills, it is easier to impart the same knowledge to the students in an effective way.