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Beaufort Co. teachers participate in Summer Institute

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County students are on summer vacation, but the teachers are still working.

Nearly 700 educators are participating in the 6th annual Summer Institute to prepare for the next school year.

This year's program features 115 different workshops, including integrating technology into classroom instructions, developing better student assessments, and improving science projects for elementary school students.

Teachers say training like this is the best way for the entire district to get on the same page.

"I think it's very beneficial because we are such a large district and a lot goes on that we don't know about," said Pat Freda, Bluffton Middle School principal. "So the sharing part that the teachers can do with each other, that we can then transfer to the students during the year, and when they come back in August, it makes a big difference."

According to the district, the purpose behind this year's training is to build on the teachers knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics instructions, also known as STEM.

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