Check out the amazing work by Carolyn Slygh, a wonderful teacher at Seminole Ridge Community High School Check teaching her students in a hands-on and engaging way.
We could not be more proud of our partnership with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and of innovative teachers like Carolyn doing everything she can to bring education to life! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to the amazing Carolyn Slygh, AMAZING teacher at Seminole Ridge Community High School who is actively teaching her students in a hands-on and engaging way. Carolyn is a 2017-2018 GOTeach! Classroom Grant recipient, funded by the Education Foundation and our partners that support innovation in the classroom.
Over the past four decades, the giant panda population has been severely threatened by many factors, including habitat destruction (through human activities and climate change), poaching and slow reproduction because of their narrow reproductive window. Humans can support the recovery of the giant panda population by protecting pandas in the wild and their habitat, and by developing molecular and behavioral techniques that enhance copulative interactions of pandas in captivity.
Students in Carolyn's Biotechnology III and IV courses are required to understand the use and applications of the ELISA (Enzyme-Linked lmmunoSorbant Assay) in the Biotechnology workplace. Applications other than diagnostics are difficult to find. This GoTeach! Classroom Grant that Carolyn was awarded will allow her students to experience another application of the ELISA in real world context. They currently study this test using a diagnostic simulation for HIV detection. This grant funded activity will allow them to expand their knowledge of ELISA and allow additional practice in using and antibody/antigen test.
Here is a picture of Carolyn's Biotech IV students adding secondary antibody to simulated panda urine samples to test for Preeclampsia in pregnant pandas through the support of a GoTeach! Classroom Grant funded by the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and it's partners, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, SRG Technology, Ventus Charitable Foundations, and Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' License for Learning. #THANKATEACHER #INNOVATION #WELOVEOURTEACHERS! #YOUREducationFoundation
There is an overriding philosophy to what we do here at RUSD, and we like to call it ‘Whole System Engagement’. It is the union of actively seeking the participation of our students, our staff, as well as the parents and community. We look to join these four stakeholders together in the educational experience provided at our 50 schools. Each one is critical to the process of engaging our students and, ultimately, producing good citizens and responsible adults. We understand that our kids are the future of our community and will be Riverside’s voice as they seek their dreams and make their mark on the world.