Educating the Educators Benefits the Students

By Robert P. Mayer | Press Enterprise |

Using the latest technology, biology teacher Kristine Jennings created a glowing onion by bombarding it with genes from a glowing jellyfish.

The lab project at UC Riverside was more than a novelty. It was a way to teach high-school and middle-school science teachers how to demonstrate to students the inner workings of an organism.

"That was really, really cool in showing the modern technology of DNA," said Jennings, a teacher at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside. "I really didn't know how to do that before. It wasn't really my area of expertise."

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