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STAFF Summer Workshop Agenda

submitter: STAFF Leadership for Rural School Districts
published: 07/14/1999
posted to site: 07/16/1999
STAFF Leadership for Rural School Districts

The following responses apply to the 1999 Summer workshop only.

How long do your workshops last?

One week.

How many teachers do you involve in your workshops?


What are your major goals for your workshops in terms of content and pedagogy? (Just one or two paragraphs)

The focus this summer is on applying quality science teaching strategies to the physical science kits. The goal is to prepare the new lead teachers to support the physical science strand in their respective schools.

Are you offering professional development on specific curricula that you are hoping will be used in the classroom? If so, which curricula are you using?

Yes. We are supporting STC and Insights.

STAFF Institute for Outstanding Elementary Science Education

1999 Summer Workshop Agenda

Participants: New science lead teachers
Dates: July 26 - 30, 1999
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Daily
Location: Fall City, WA
Stipend: $300


  • Immersion into Inquiry
  • Application to STC kits-Example from Light kit (Grade 2)


  • Identifying and Addressing Misconceptions-Examples from astronomy and motion (Grade K and Grade 5)
  • Application to all grade level kits


  • Introduction to Questioning Strategies-Examples from Electric Circuits kit (Grade 4)
  • Application to all grade level kits-adaptation of kit lesson


  • Participant presentation of adapted lessons to group
  • Assessment and Washington State's Essential Learnings
  • Examples from Magnets kit (Grade 1)


  • Integration-Example from Sound kit (Grade 3)
  • Process Skills and the Essential Learnings
  • Envisioning Quality Science