Biology alumni Bobby Jackson and Matt Smoot (above, right) are back at Stevenson this summer training in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum. This training prepares high school educators to use hands-on, inquiry-based learning techniques to instruct PLTW students. Since 2007, Stevenson has hosted teachers from around the country every summer while they train in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences curriculum.
In those 10 years, over 1300 teachers have been trained in the curricula. This summer alone, there are over 120 teachers from 21 states here to complete 2-week preparatory courses. These core training courses prepare teachers in instruction of one of the 4 disciplines in the Biomedical Sciences curriculum, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Biomedical Innovation, and Medical Interventions.
Both Jackson and Smoot are now science teachers in the area: Smoot teaches at Perry Hall High School while Jackson is at Glen Burnie High School. When school starts in the fall, they will take what they have learned this summer back to their respective schools, using it to guide and engage future biomedical science professionals.