RTTI 3.0 (our 3rd year!) will launch in September 2021. We are excited to offer hands-on, immersive science teacher professional development for rural Georgia teachers. Curriculum is built to highlight and leverage the biotechnology that exists within traditional science courses, including biology and AP biology, chemistry and AP chemistry, physics, environmental biology, agriculture and horticulture, physical science, and life science.
RTTI 3.0 has a Fall Training series followed by Spring Training Series. The Fall Series is virtual, live, hands-on, and takes place over four, two-hour sessions. Participants will be sent supplies to engage and practice during each session.
The Spring Training Series is in-person, hands-on, and takes place over one and a half days. Trainings will be held regionally, in southwest (Bainbridge), southeast (Vidalia) and northeast Georgia (Athens).
Participants will have time to plan and prepare to implement one of the labs from the training within the school year to either enhance a current lesson or replace a less effective lesson. Participants will leave the training with a lesson plan as well as a plan with Georgia BioEd Institute to receive materials necessary for successful implementation.
Ways for Industry to Get Involved
Share Your Hiring Needs
Provide a list of skills your company looks for when hiring entry-level employees. We would prefer a list of science skills, but would also like to know about the top soft skills that your company needs. Entry-level job descriptions would be helpful. Your contributions will drive the training curriculum.
The Equipment Depot can take in any equipment or unused disposable items that your business would otherwise throw away. The disposable items can be outside of their expiration date, if applicable. We will in turn donate these materials to the teachers, so that they can be used in their classrooms. If there are larger pieces of equipment (freezers, incubators, centrifuges, etc), we can notify teachers to schedule pickup with your company. Check out our wish list here!