Some teachers are trading places with their students.
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn't mean the learning has stopped.
Thirty-science teachers from 10-different school districts, some as far away as Martinsville and Henry County, have come to Hollins University.
It's for the 6th annual Hollins Elementary Science Institute for Teachers.
The goal is to help teachers develop more strategies to teach 4th through 6th grade science.
"We want to see more science. We think science is very important -as you said, for the future for new jobs, science is critical. So, we're all about teaching teachers how to teach science, teach science more effectively, more excitedly, get kids more involved," explains director Michael Bentley.
The program started today and runs through the end of the month.
The State Council of Higher Education and Hollins is paying for it.
They're already accepting applications for next year's session.
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