fb logo

VSSI 2012 Session 1

2012 Virginia Science Standards Institute Schedule
Hungry Mother State Park, Hemlock Haven, July 8 – 13

Click here for images from the week.

Visit the VSSI Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaScienceStandardsInstitute.

Sunday, July 8
3:00 - 4:30 PM: Registration and Cabin Check-in
6:00 PM: Welcome and meet & greet
6:30 - 7:30 PM: VSSI overview; graduate credit discussion. Presenter - Denny Casey, VMNH

Monday, July 9
8:30 AM: Nature of Science (Introduction: Goals and Investigate and Understand). Presenters - Jen Collins (COL) and Allen Collins (SI)
10:30 AM: Earth Resources (K1.1, 1.8). Presenter - Christy Deatherage, VMNH
1:30 PM: Vertical teaming overview. Presenter - Barb Young, VDOE/Denny
3:30 PM: DOE Update. Presenter - Barb
3:30 PM: Cross-curricular unit overview. Presetners - Barb and Suzie Gilley, VDGIF
7:30 PM: Reading across the curriculum with the second grade unit. Presenters - Barb and Suzie

Tuesday, July 10
8:30 AM: Life Processes and Living Systems (1.5, 3.4, K.6, K.7, 2.4, 2.5, 3.5, K.9, 2.7, 3.8). Presenter - Suzie
1:30 PM: (Field trip to DGIF ACC)
7:30 PM: Vertical team planning

Wednesday, July 11
8:30 AM: Force, Motion and Energy (K.3, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, K.8, 1.6, 3.8a, 3.11). Presenter - David Hagan, SMV
1:30 PM: Matter (K.4, K.5, 1.3, 2.3, 3.3)
7:30 PM: Vertical team planning

Thursday, July 12
8:30 AM: Life Processes and Living Systems (1.4, 2.8, K.6, K.7, 2.4, 2.5, 3.5). Presenter - Ellen Reynolds, BREEC
1:30 PM: Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems and Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change (2.6, 1.7, 2.7, 3.9, K.8, K.9, 1.6). Presenter - Mike Bentley, HESIT
7:30 PM: Sunset paddle on lake. Organizer - Denny

Friday, July 13
8:30 AM: Earth Resources (3.7, 2.7 b). Presenter - Cynthia Hancock, SSWCD
10:30 AM: Vertical Team Plan Presentations
12:30 PM: Evaluation

Presenters and Organizations

Dr. Dennis Casey, VSSI Coordinator 
VCU School of Education Adjunct Faculty
Director of Education and Public Programs 
Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH)
21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
276-634-4184, denny.casey@vmnh.virginia.gov

Jen Collins, Teacher and School Program Specialist
Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL)
1201 New York Avenue NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-787-1614, jcollins@oceanleadership.org

Dr. Allen G. Collins
Smithsonian Institution (SI)
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0163 
202-633-0645, collinsa@si.edu

Christy Deatherage, Museum Education Coordinator
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
276-634-4187, christy.deatherage@vmnh.virginia.gov

Barbara Young, Science Specialist
Virginia Department of Education (DOE)
PO Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218
804-225-2676, barbara.young@doe.viringia.gov

Suzie Gilley, Wildlife Education Coordinator/Project WILD State Coordinator
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF)
PO Box 11104, Richmond, VA 23230
804-367-0188, suzie.gilley@dgif.virginia.gov

David Hagan, Staff Scientist - Physical Sciences
Science Museum of Virginia (SMV)
2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
804-864-1400, dhagan@smv.org

Ellen Reynolds, Executive Director
Beagle Ridge Environmental Education Center (BREEC)
1934 Matney Flats Road, PO Box 419, Wytheville, VA 24382
276-621-4511, ellen@beagleridgeherbfarm.com

Dr. Michael Bentley, Director
Hollins Elementary Science Institute for Teachers (HESIT)
Department of Biology, P.O. Box 9615
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 24020, mbentle1@verizon.net

Cynthia Hancock, District Manager
Skyline SWCD (SSWCD)
540-381-0071, cynthia.skylineswcd@verizon.net

Presentations and Presenters' Documents

Cooley Elementary Living Systems
Cooley Elementary Vertical Team Plan
Freshwater Mussel Lesson Plan
Greenville & Signal Hiil Elementary Vertical Team Plan
Magnetism Vertical Team Plan
Morningside Elementary Plan
Project Learning Tree Overview
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Spiller Elementary Vertical Team Plan
Spiller Elementary Materials and Resources
Suffolk Vertical Team Plan
Tree & Forest Resources, Programs, and Partners 2012
Vertical Team Planning Table Template
Vertical Teaming
Vocabulary Quiz 1-30 Spring 2012
Vocabulary Quiz 1-15 Spring 2011
Weather Book List