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All activities are free to SITQC participants.


Spring 2005:

March

March 10, 4.00-7.00 pm, SITQC Meeting, 3 hours credit, Shawnee Community College, Dinner provided.

Mar 26, 9-12:00, 3 hours credit, Fossil Adventure I: Exploring the Prehistoric Jungle... Discover prehistoric plants and creatures from the 300 million year old fossil record.

  • Meeting Place: University Museum, SIU-C Campus
  • Field Trip: Carterville, IL area fossil collecting and discussions

April

April 2, 9-12:00, 3 hours credit, Fossil Adventure II: Creatures of the Ancient Ocean... Explore back 330 million years when prehistoric sea creatures ruled southern Illinois.

  • Meeting Place: University Museum, SIU-C Campus
  • Field Trip: Vienna, IL area fossil collecting and discussions

April 9, 10-12:00, 2 hours credit, Fossil Exploration Workshop: Making a Fossil Collection... Workshop participants will learn how to preserve, organize and display fossils.

  • Meeting Place: University Museum, SIU-C Campus

April 15-16, 16 credit hours (both meetings included) Environmental Education Association of Illinois Conference.

  • Meeting Place: Touch of Nature in Carbondale.
  • Deadline: March 28

For more information, visit website: www.eeai.net

You must fax the registration forms to 618-833-8218 and register at this website.

April 21, 4.00-7.00 pm, SITQC Meeting, 3 hours credit, Shawnee Community College, Dinner provided.

April 23, 8:30-11:30, Subsurface Imaging to Locate Lost Graves Along the Trail of Tears
Description: This is a hands-on research exercise to locate lost graves and campsites along the Trail of Tears. We will be learning about a variety of noninvasive geological and geophysical mapping techniques used to image and probe the subsurface. The equipment and techniques we will be using include: detailed elevation mapping, magnetic and gradiometer profiling, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic conductivity.  After registration, participants are encouraged to contact Harvey Henson (tel. 618-453-7349 or email: henson@geo.siu.edu) for more information.

Background Info: Searching for Lost Graves Along the Trail of Tears website (http://www.science.siu.edu/geology/big/tears.html)

  • Meeting Place: McDonalds (tel. 618-833-7922) parking lot Anna, IL, 508 E Vienna St, along highway 146 about .5 mi. east of intersection with highway 51
  • Field Trip: Archaeological/Cemetery site near Anna, IL

May

May 5, 5.00-8.00 pm, SITQC Meeting, 3 hours credit, Giant City Lodge, Dinner provided.

June

June 3, 8.30 AM- 12.00 PM, Universal Design in Science Education:Curriculum Accessibility and Meaningful Outcomes for All Learners

Target Audience: Science Educators, Special Educators, and Administrators

Presenters: Paul E. Bates, Ph.D, Southern Illinois University

                  Adelle Renzaglia, Ph.D, University of Illinois

  • Meeting Place: Shawnee College (Specified location is announced later)
  • Limited enrollment of 30 persons

Content: This workshop will address the concept of universal design in lesson plan development and classroom activities involving science education for all learners. Dr. Bates is a Professor of Special Education at Southern Illinois University. Recently Dr. Bates received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support career development activities for youth with disabilities who have expressed an interest in science related careers. Dr. Renzaglia is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois. Currently, Dr. Renzaglia is  directing a federally funded grant titled “Accessing the General Curriculum in Inclusive Schools and Community Settings”. This research project has assessed co-teaching (special educator and science educator) in high school general science classes and has developed a universal design assessment instrument for evaluating science lesson plans. Participants in this workshop will learn how special educators and science educators can work more collaboratively with one another and how to use the universal design assessment to develop more inclusive lesson plans.

June 4, Meremac Caverns, 8 hours credit. (Maximum#20)...Deadline to register-May 12

June 5, Great Rivers, 8 hours credit. (Maximum#20)...Deadline to register-May 12

Description: Great Rivers outing involves touring the Great Rivers Lock and Dam which spans the Mississippi River.  In addition, we will have a guided tour through the National Great Rivers museum.

June 15, RESCHEDULED, PLEASE SEE AUGUST 3RD WORKSHOP– Tina B. Carpenter, MS.Ed.

July

Saturday, July 9th – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Geometry I – by Dr. Ann Karmos.

Location: Wham 202 – Math Lab, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Credit:  3 Hours.

 

July 12, 8:00 AM-12:00, Reading and Writing Strategies in Math and Science – Marla Mallette, Ph.D.

Location: Shawnee Community College, Room: K2211 (Education Center).

 

Saturday, July 23rd – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Geometry II – by Dr. Ann Karmos.

Location: Wham 202 – Math Lab, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Credit:  3 Hours.

 

July 28, 2005, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, What Can Shawnee Community College Do For You?  - By SCC Group

Location:  Shawnee Community College

Credit:  7 hours

Content:

The purpose of this workshop will be to introduce teachers to various resources (facilities, equipment, and personnel) available at SCC to assist them. The workshop will include tours and presentations about ITV (interactive television classes) and Smartboards, TLC (Teaching and Learning Center), Library, Science labs and classrooms, Math Classrooms, Agriculture/Wildlife Class/Lab, etc. As this project comes to a close, teachers will have an idea of how SCC can continue to be a beneficial resource to them in the future.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 -9:00 Sign-in/ Rolls, coffee and juice

9:00- 9:45 ITV/Smartboards with Russ Stoup, Distance Learning Coordinator

9:45-10:30 TLC with Faith Crim

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 Library with Beth Young, Librarian

11:15-11:45 OPEN (maybe MIS or Ed. Coordinator)

11:45- 12:30 Lunch

12:30- 3 (will breakdown into smaller sessions; this is when we will tour labs, classrooms, etc.) 

 

 

Saturday, July 30-- 9:00 AM -- Trail Ride: Tree Identification by Horseback activity at Giant City Stables. 
Limit: MAX of 10 people per ride, however they will schedule a 2nd ride at 10:00 am if need be.

 

August

August 3, 2005 8:30 AM to 3.30 PM, (lunch provided)

Morning Session:  Using Literature in Math and Science – Tina B. Carpenter, MS ED

Afternoon Session:  Reptiles in Math and Science:  Just Because They Don’t Have Fingers and Toes, Does Not Mean They Don’t Count

Location: Shawnee Community College – Room K1113

Credit:  8 hours

 

August 4, 2005, 8:30-2:30, SITQC-NASA Physical Science

Hours Credit: 6

Minimum number participants:10

Maximum number participants: 20

Website for additional info: http://www2.semo.edu/nasaerc

Presenter: Jackie Wortmann, NASA-ERC

Location:  NASA ERC
               222 N. Pacific
               Cape Girardeau, MO
               63701

 Workshop Highlights:

  • Amusement Park Physics with a NASA twist
  • Build a Spectroscope
  • Glove Box Chemistry: Acid/Base Chemistry in a Box

Participants will need to register at SITQC website AND with Jackie at NASA-ERC.

 Contact information for Jackie:

         Phone: 1-877-321-6272

         Email: nasaerc@semo.edu

         Jackie will need each participant to provide the following information: Name, School name and grade level taught, home address, home phone number and home email account.

Saturday, August 6th – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Math Topic-TBA – by Dr. Ann Karmos.

Location: Wham 202 – Math Lab, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Credit:  3 Hours.

 

Wednesday, August 10th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Patterns in Mathematics Series– by Sharon Gray---

RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 17TH AT SHAWNEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FROM 4-7 PM IN ROOM K1126--
 

Workshop #1:  Math is everywhere:  in a hands-on exploration of patterns in mathematics as seen in Pascal’s triangle.  Learn how to integrate the language of math, individual learning styles and cultural diversity, through lessons in Pascal, as a means to stimulate problem solving skills in learners.

Location: Shawnee Community College – Room 1126.

Credit:  3 hours.

 

Wednesday, August 24th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (dinner provided) 

Patterns in Mathematics Series– by Sharon Gray.

Workshop #2:  Continuation of workshop#1 (Visual Pattern in Mathematics).

Location: Shawnee Community College – Room 1126.

Credit:  3 hours.

 

August 31st 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (dinner provided) 

Patterns in Mathematics Series– by Sharon Gray.

Workshop #3:  Hands-on exploration of patterns in mathematics as seen in plane and Escher tessellations.

Location: Shawnee Community College – Room 1126.

Credit:  3 hours.

 

September

Saturday, September 10th from 8:30 to 3:30, We Need Grants! A Grant Writing Workshop for Teachers

Location:  Shawnee Community College

Credit:  7 hours

Content:  Where do we find them? How do we write them? What are funds awarded to support?  I won what next? Join us for a full day workshop learning about grants. Teachers will receive specifics on grant writing and be given a wide variety of ideas and strategies for activities to incorporate in the grant proposal. We’ll review Best Practices and math and science state standards to support writing winning proposals. We will explore interdisciplinary grants that incorporate math and science across content areas as well. Creative ideas will be generated as together we explore the world of classroom grant awards. Specific grant applications will be reviewed and developed during the day.

Presenter:  Mary Jo Diamond

Mary Jo Diamond is recently retired from Unity Point School and brings real world experience to share with teachers. She has written and facilitated grant applications for 28 years for Unity Point where grant awards ranged from $500.00 to $250, 000.00. Mary Jo’s philosophy is that they are going to give someone the money so it might as well be us! She currently is a team member on participation in the “Revitalize” grant bringing visualization tools from research to the math and science classroom teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the University of Illinois and the Super Computing Center in Urbana, Illinois.