By Marianne Scott For the Rushville Republican
---- — Rushville Consolidated High School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Carol Fenimore is one of two who have selected to attend the Indiana University Biology Summer Institute, June 23-27.
The five day Biology Summer Institute is designed for biology teachers to learn about ongoing research at Indiana University. Members of participating biology laboratories provide a general introduction of their research programs and work with teachers to develop innovative exercises and experiments to enrich their students’ conceptual understanding of the life science curriculum. The Department of Biology will provide teachers with the supplies necessary to conduct the designed activities in their classrooms, and members of participating labs will assist teachers when they introduce the activities co-designed by teachers and members of the biology labs.
This program is a way to connect teachers and their students to ongoing research and help heighten students’ general understanding of biology. Likewise, the program provides teachers with an opportunity to learn about the latest research in their fields of interest and help them to develop novel tools to motivate and educate their students. The program also offers teachers the chance to deepen their collaborations with individual faculty members.
“It means so much as a teacher to have administrators that will go the extra mile to help us be better prepared in our subjects for our students,” Fenimore said.
Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund Director/Information Officer for Rush County Schools