The Rural Teacher Training Initiative (RTTI) is a public-private partnership that supports STEM education in rural Georgia. RTTI offers 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.
Going into our 5th year, we will be offering a foundational course as well as two more advanced courses. There is no cost to attend and participate.
Biotech Infusion: will have a Fall Training series followed by Spring Training Series. The Fall Series is virtual, live, hands-on, and will take place over four, two-hour sessions. Participants will be sent supplies to engage and practice during each session.
The Spring Training Series will be in-person, hands-on, and take place over one and a half days. Trainings will be held regionally, in northwest (Canton) and middle Georgia (Warner Robbins).
Participants 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 leave the training with a lesson plan as well as a plan with CGHI to receive materials necessary for successful implementation.
CGHI will offer two workshops. Attendees must have completed the foundational course or have solid lab skills in order to participate in either of the advanced courses. Interested parties can contact us with questions.
Industry Insights – This workshop is professional development for high school biotechnology teachers in Georgia which provides insight into the departments and roles within biotech companies, understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good documentation practices (GDP), and takes participants onsite to see application of such practices in industry. This is a two-consecutive-day experience, consisting of lecture, simulation, and fieldtrip on day 1. Day 2 follows with an introduction and experience of the BACE, including set-up and administration of the exam, as well as an opportunity for participants to take the exam and earn the credential. The workshop wraps up with a participate reflection and professional learning group discussion of potential classroom implementation.
Cell Manufacturing Technologies – This workshop is for middle and high school science teachers who are interested in incorporating cutting edge laboratory science into their curriculum and exposing students to concept of transforming the manufacture of cell-based therapeutics into a large-scale, lower-cost, reproducible, and high-quality engineered process for broad industry and clinical use. Participants will explore and tour a cell manufacturing lab, observe manufacturing techniques, and receive instruction and materials to practice some of the core techniques. In addition, participants will hear from industry and research representatives to learn more about the advancement and use of cell manufacturing technologies.
Interested in attending? Fill out the short form below and the Center for Global Health Innovation team will reach out with further information, including when dates for all workshops are set. https://gabio.formstack.com/forms/rtti_5_0_interest
We are excited to offer a “Level 2” experience for RTTI Alumni. This professional development for high school biotechnology teachers in Georgia provide insight into the departments and roles within biotech companies, understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good documentation practices (GDP), and takes participants onsite to see application of such practices in industry.
The two-day consecutive experience will take place on January 19th and 20th, consisting of lecture, simulation, and fieldtrip on day 1. Day 2 follows with an introduction and experience of the BACE, including set-up and administration of the exam, as well as an opportunity for participants to take the exam and earn the credential.
Training Location: Athens Technical College