Steven Eaton, a third grade teacher at Isaacs Elementary School, said he is impressed with the experiments and is eager to see how his students react to the new material.
“The hands-on experiments are phenomenal. The best part about that the experiments is that they are very easy to assemble so there’s not a lot of preparation time involved,” Eaton said. “This makes them very applicable to the students and with us being excited about it, the kids will be too.”
Cheskisha Williams is a master teacher, an educator that has gone through the program who is now helping to train the new teachers. Williams said the training benefits students because the teachers are learning techniques that will help the students thrive.
“We want our teachers to feel comfortable so our students can be successful. This program provides teachers with this in-depth content and helps them understand it so they are able to take it back to their classrooms and break it down for the students so the students understand,” Williams, also a third grade teacher at Montgomery Elementary School, said. “It also makes learning so fun, and when kids are having fun learning, they are storing information in their long-term memory.”
“It is a really strong program. The teachers that come here get a lot out of it,” added Donna Williams, master teacher and third grade teacher at Poe Elementary School. “This program teaches you that you can do a quick and meaningful science lesson almost every day.”