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VSSI 2012 Session 2

2012 Virginia Science Standards Institute Schedule
Bear Creek Lake State Park, Bear Creek Meeting Hall, July 22 – 27 

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Sunday, July 22
3:00 - 4:30 PM: Registration and Cabin Check-in
6:00 PM: Welcome and Meet & Greet; Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 PM: VSSI overview; graduate credit discussion; hand out misc. supplies and make sweep nets - Denny Casey, VMNH

Monday, July 23
8:30 AM: Nature of Science (Introduction: Goals and Investigate and Understand) - Denny Casey, VMNH
10:30 AM: Earth Resources (K1.1, 1.8) - Christy Deatherage, VMNH
1:30 PM: Vertical teaming overview and icebreaker - Denny Casey, VMNH
3:30 PM: 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) Cross –curricular unit planning - Barb Young and Suzie Gilley, VDGIF
7:00 PM: Vertical team planning - Denny Casey, VMNH

Tuesday, July 24
8:30 AM: (Field trip to DGIF Wildlife Management Area) habitat sampling activities - Suzie and Lianna Moss, VCU
1:30 PM: 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)

Wednesday, July 25
8:30 AM: Force, Motion and Energy (K.3, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, K.8, 1.6, 3.8a, 3.11) - David Hagan, SMV
1:30 PM: Matter (K.4, K.5, 1.3, 2.3, 3.3)
7:00 PM: Vertical team planning

Thursday, July 26
8:30 AM: Life Processes and Living Systems (1.4, 2.8, K.6, K.7, 2.4, 2.5, 3.5) - Jutta Koska, MNC; Donna Daniel, VCE
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) - Mike Bentley, HESIT
7 PM: Sunset paddle on lake - Denny Casey, VMNH

Friday, July 27
8:30 AM: Vertical Team Plan Presentations
10:30 AM: Earth Resources (3.7, 2.7 b) - Kathleen Portee' Hickman, VDSWCD
12:30 PM: Evaluation
1:00 PM: Depart

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

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

Barbara Young, Elementary 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

Jutta Koska, Senior Environmental Educator
Maymont Nature Center (MNC)
1700 Hampton ST
Richmond, VA 23220
804-358-7166 ext. 324, jkoska@maymont.org

Donna Daniel, Unit Coordinator, Extension Agent
Virginia Cooperative Extension
11409 Courthouse RD
Lunenburg, VA 23952
434-696-5526, ddaniel@vt.edu

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

Kathleen Portee', District Manager
Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District (VDSWCD)
P.O. Box 6097, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757-385-8589, kportee@vbgov.com

Presentations and Presenters' Documents

Annandale Terrace Vertical Plan (Matter)
Colonial Beach Vertical Team Plan
Franklin County Vertical Team Plan
Holland Vertical Team Plan
Isle of Wight Vertical Team Plan
Kenneth Culbert Vertical Team Plan
Nature of Science
Newport News Vertical Team Plan
Project Leaning Tree Overview
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tree and Forest Resources
Vertical Teaming
Vertical Team Planning Table Template
Weather Book List