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HASP Summer Workshop Agenda

submitter: Hands-On Activity Science Program
published: 06/16/1999
posted to site: 06/16/1999
Professional Development Offered for HASP LSC Districts Summer 1999

The following table outlines the workshops to be conducted by TIRs/consultants/UAH staff for HASP LSC districts. All workshops will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM. Italicized facilitators indicate responsibility for two sessions.

Led by

Concept Development/ Assessment Focus





  • Develop scientific reasoning ability
  • Develop conceptual understanding of science
  • Demonstrate a model for assessing science learning
  • Living Things and Organisms

    July 12-14 and July 26 -27 and Aug 2 - 3 MH 122 Teacher/ Scientist Leaders 99/2000 Belinda Lowery
    Valerie Powell
    M K Hodges
    Bill Waters
  • Living things have structures that perform specific functions to help the organism live and grow
  • Structures of organisms contribute to the maintenance and growth of the organism.
  • Structures of organisms show their adaptations to their environments
  • Changes

    July 12-14 and July 26 -27 WH 202 Teacher/ Scientist Leaders 99/2000 Karen Warren
    Carol Mueller
    David Elrod
  • Investigate the differences between physical and chemical changes
  • Investigate the relationship of temperature and change of state
  • Evaluate experimental designs
  • Present and interpret data graphically
  • Plant Growth and Development

    July 12-14 and July 26 -27 MH 312 Teacher/ Scientist Leaders 99/2000 Brenda Terry
    Michelle Nelson
    Richard Modlin
  • To provide participants inquiry-based, hands-on learning activities, the opportunity to enhance understanding of the processes and concepts related to plant growth and development.
  • Structure and function of plant parts necessary for survival (roots, leaves, flowers)
  • Reproduction in plants
  • Plant growth and develoment
  • Animal Studies

    July 12-14 and July 26 -27

    MH 310

    Teacher/ Scientist Leaders 99/2000 Linda Burns
    Sue Gunter
    Pete McGraw
  • All living and non living elements that surround an animal, such as other animals, plants, climate, water, air, and location, affect the life of that animal.
  • Scientists can learn about animals through close observation, and by following specific guidelines to ensure the accuracy of results
  • An animal‘s habitat should provide all the basic and specific needs the animal must have to survive and reproduce
  • Ecosystems

    July 12-14 and July 26 -27

    MH 316

    Teacher/ Scientist Leaders 99/2000

    Mary Harris
    Debbie Easley
    Brad Bole
  • To enhance teachers' understanding of interdependent systems and how they are linked together.
  • To develop teachers' understanding of how natural and man-made pollutants effect the stability of interdependent systems.
  • Measuring Time

    July 12-14

    MH 129

    Teacher/Scientist Leaders 99/2000

    Susan Shepard
    Carol Strong

  • Discover the relative motions of celestial objects such as the sun, moon and stars and their relation to time.

  • Revision of Performance Assessment

    June 21

    WH 202

    Invited Teachers (3 per gr.)

    Maryellen Harmon

  • Revise PA at each grade level based on 1998-99 usage in classrooms
  • Create PA for each grade level to assess some aspect of the module ton which PD will be delivered during 1999-2000.
  • Portfolio Pilot Extension

    June 22 /K-2

    June 23 /3-6

    Bevill Center

    All LT

    Maryellen Harmon

  • Reflect on portfolio pilot for 1998-99
  • Prepare all LT for portfolio use during 1999-2000
  • Writing Objective Questions for Assessment Purposes


    WH 202

    Invited LT

    John Wright

  • Create objective assessments for modules in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.

  • Principal's Conference

    June 10


    Principals Supt. CoPDs

    Ros Pressnell

  • To develop an understanding of the leadership role of teachers, principals, and superintendents in a reform effort
  • To inform principals of the preparation for sustainability through professional development.
  • To extend knowledge learned through science to other disciplines.
  • Webpage development

    June 4 June 11 June 24,25 July 22,23 Aug 2

    Decatur PTC

    Invited teachers

    Sharyl Nye

  • Websites for modules created last summer will be systematically re- viewed & modified. Websites for 2 modules per grade level will be created. Preliminary plans may be viewed at

  • Jackson County Lead Teachers

    June 2-4

    Tech School

    Jackson County LT

    Arlene Childers and mentor teachers

  • Reflect on teaching and learning based on their past years experience with using modules in the classroom.
  • Prepare teachers to implement a new module to be piloted 1999-2000.
  • Familiarize teachers with current research on change and the stages on concern through which teachers progress.
  • New Teacher Workshops

    July 29, 30 and Aug 2, 3


    New/ Transferred Teachers

    Ros Pressnell

  • To new and transferred teachers to use modules in their classrooms.