The following one-hour general sessions will be available:

FINAL publication update - 02/15/00

Monday 9:30-10:30am

Middle School Science Experiments that Incorporate Computer Technology
Kevin O'Bryant - sales@pasco.com
PASCO Scientific Technical Sales Representative
How are you planning to comply with the latest National Science Standards? This session will present curriculum and the associated technology that specifically addresses the learning objectives of the National Science Standards for middle school students. Sources of funding for these types of projects will also be presented. PASCO's Science Workshop and a variety of probes will be demonstrated using examples in Middle School Science. Sample lab manuals will be provided to participants.
LEVEL = Middle School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 9:30-10:30am

Teaching Geological and Biological Change Using Web-based Technologies
George Glasson - glassong@vt.edu
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Mike Bentley - mbentley@vt.edu
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Denny Casey - dcasey@vt.edu
Graduate Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Participants will explore the topics of cosmology, biological evolution, and geological change using web-based technologies developed during the "Geological and Biological Change and the Nature of Science" summer 1999 institute at Virginia Tech. Internet resources and web-based lesson plans developed by teachers will be shared.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Monday in Buck Mountain Computer Lab from 9:30-10:30am

Monday 10:30-11:30am

How Your Leftover Toast Becomes Compost
Jean Luker - jkl@naxs.com
TITLE - Washington County Schools
This hands-on presentation demonstrates methods to introduce and teach the following Virginia Standards of Learning: Science 3.7, 4.8, 5.7, 6.9, and LS 9. It introduces and demonstrates the integration of science teaching and learning using technology in the classroom. The following concepts are studied: organic vs. inorganic material, decomposition of organic waste, (some) soil components, understanding what compost is, how compost is used, and bioremediation. A study of the role of earthworms in composting can be launched from this lesson or taught in conjunction with it. Further, a study of the use of microbes in bioremediation (such as cleaning up oil spills) is an appropriate and natural follow-up. Technology concepts taught in this lesson include: using a website to obtain information (introductory research), using a spreadsheet to organize, record, and report data during scientific investigation.
LEVELS = Elementary and Middle School
Offered Monday in Buck Mountain Computer Lab from 10:30-11:30am and Tuesday

Living Classrooms Foundation Presents "Learning by Doing"
Bob Keddell - bkeddell@aol.com
Sherry Barr - revotch@aol.com
Living Classrooms Foundation, Baltimore, MD
The Living Classrooms Foundation has a twelve year tradition of using real world settings and subject matter to motivate students into advanced conceptual thinking. This session will highlight the Foundation's 23 programs that serve 55,000 students annually on or around the Chesapeake Bay region, present it's integrated "lessons for teaming" curriculum guides, place participants in the Foundation's award winning family science format and introduce all to the new LivingBay online series of website services for teachers.
LEVEL = Middle School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 10:30-11:30am pm


Monday 1:00-2:00pm

SOL Panel Discussion - Science K-5
Eric Dalton - edalton@libertyhs.com
Instructional Coordinator for Science, Fauquier County Public Schools
Charles Pace - cpace@albemarle.org
Science Coordinator, Albemarle County Schools
Mike Bentley - mbentley@vt.edu
Associate Professor - Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Sandra Thomas - sthomas@bcps.k12.va.us
Principal, Eagle Rock Elementary
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Science SOL's for grades K-5. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, University level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Elementary
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom G from 1:00-2:00pm and Tuesday

SOL Panel Discussion - Mathematics 6-12
Betti Kreye - bkreye@mail.mcps.org
Math Supervisor, Montgomery County Schools
Deborah Lyman - dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu
Secondary Mathematics Specialist, Virginia DOE
Bobby Cutlip - bcutlip@mail.vak12ed.edu
Governor's Best Practice Center - Marion
Douglas Arnold, Ed.D. - darnold@pen.k12.va.us
Assistant Superintendent, Galax City Schools
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Math SOL's in grades 6-12. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Middle & High School
Offered Monday in Crystal Ballroom B from 1:00-2:00pm and Tuesday

Approaches to Technology in Biology and Chemistry Classes: An Alternative Perspective
Charles Jervis - cjervis@mail.mcps.org
Teacher, Montgomery County Schools
In an interdisciplinary study unifying themes and skills from science, social studies and language arts, an approach to technology use will be presented. Technology as a tool and a topic will be discussed with reference to practice and current literature. Sample student products will be displayed and discussed. Covers biology, chemistry and physics.
LEVELS = High School
Offered Monday in Crystal Ballroom C from 1:00-2:00pm

WBRA's Homepage - A Resource for Lifelong Learning
Kim S. Jackson - kim_s._jackson@wbra.pbs.org
Blue Ridge Public Television, Roanoke, VA
Blue Ridge Public Television is a free resource to teachers, and yet many teachers aren't aware of the many services that this public television station offers. Get online with us in this session and search our homepage for multiple resources that teachers can use. Some of the highlights of this session will be the new database that has been added this year, where you can input a grade level and subject, and search instructional programming offered, correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Schedules and program links, many of which offer a broadcast schedule, teacher guides, and interactive games, will be shown.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Monday in Monroe Computer Lab from 1:00-2:00pm

Internet2: what does it mean for education
Carmel Vaccare - cvaccare@exchange.vt.edu
Internet2 Studio - Virginia Tech, Richmond
The research and development from the Internet2 intiative (http://www.internet2.edu/ ) promises enhancements to the existing Internet infrastructure and content delivery. The head on collision of the Internet equipped computer with Internet "appliances" and the Internet as more than "just" a web browser, promise to make our lives more than just a little interesting. This presentation provides a basic, non-technical overview of key technologies within the context of education and community.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Crystal Ballroom E from 1:00-2:00pm and Tuesday

The Seven Strategies of Highly Successful Technology Integrators -Tap
into the Power
Lynn McNally - lmcnally@pen.k12.va.us
Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Seven success-proven strategies that help teachers and students tap into the power of the software tool as well as the collaborative possibilities and collective knowledge of the network (LAN, WAN, and Internet). Session will provide many examples of teacher and student work. Strategies also provide a framework that supports the beginning through invention stages of teachers' adoption of technology.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Wilson Computer Lab from 1:00-2:00pm

NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program
Pat Biggs - pbiggs@aesp.nasa.okstate.edu
NASA Aerospace Education Specialist, Langley
NASA offers an excellent program for teachers. This session will provide an overview on the AESP programs and provide hands-on activities from NASA's education teacher guide. The hands-on activities will be space oriented and designed to incorporate math, science and technology in the classroom. Participants will receive a NASA Rockets Guide.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Crystal Ballroom D from 1:00-2:00pm and Tuesday

Women and Minorities in Information Technology
Carol J. Burger - cjburger@vt.edu
Coordinator, Science and Gender Equity Program, Virginia Tech
A discussion on the current status of women and minorities in information technology (IT) careers. Including how career tracks are presented to women and minorities by teachers and school counselors; classroom climate issues especially in science and computer science courses; and programs that have successfully encouraged the recruitment of underrepresented groups to IT disciplines and employment.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 1:00-2:00pm

Oceans For Virginia
Bob Keddell - bkeddell@aol.com
Living Classrooms Foundation
Lena Jankowsky -
Reef Ball Coalition
The Living Classrooms Foundation and Reef Ball artificial reef building groups are working together to create educational programs that promote environmental stewardship. This session will feature a detailed explanation of Reef Ball's worldwide reef restoration success and Living Classrooms' programs that feature direct student interaction with the environment, authentic research and "learning by doing" classroom curriculum. We invite Virginia teachers to join us to learn how Oceans for Virginia can activate SOLs across K-12 disciplines.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom F from 1:00-2:00pm


Monday 2:15-3:15pm

SOL Panel Discussion - Science 6-12
Eric Dalton - edalton@libertyhs.com
Instructional Coordinator for Science, Fauquier County Public Schools
Charles Pace - cpace@albemarle.org
Science Coordinator, Albemarle County Schools
George Glasson - glassong@vt.edu
Associate Professor - Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Science SOL's for grades 6-12. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Middle & High School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom G from 2:15-3:15pm and Tuesday

SOL Panel Discussion - Mathematics K-5
Betti Kreye - bkreye@mail.mcps.org
Math Supervisor, Montgomery County Schools
Linda Petrie, Ed.D. - lp@swva.net
Director of Instruction, Floyd County
Joann Bolling - bolling@mail.mcps.org
Principal, Harding Elementary School, Montgomery County
Janis Carter - jcarter@mail.pulaski.k12.va.us
Principal, Snowville Elementary School
Douglas Arnold, Ed.D - darnold@pen.k12.va.us
Assistant Superintendent, Galax City Schools
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Math SOL's in grades K-5. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Elementary
Offered Monday in Crystal Ballroom B from 2:15-3:15pm and Tuesday


"S'COOL" is always looking UP!
Doug Stoddard - d.b.stoddard@larc.nasa.gov
NASA Teacher in Residence
Come and see how you can be involved with an active research project that supports NASA's research on the Earth's climate. Observing, comparing and sharing as a part of the S'COOL team is how your students can become a vital part of the collaborative research along with the CERES scientists. You will be introduced to S tudents' C loud O bservations O n - L ine as you observe the formation of a cloud and discover how your class can collect ground truth measurements to provide NASA with validation data for the CERES instruments. Come ready to keep your head up!
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered - Monday in Crystal Ballroom C from 2:15-3:15pm

"Storms on the 'Net"
Dave Carroll - carrollwx@netscape.net
Science Teacher, Pulaski County High School
Forecasting and evaluating significant weather events using Internet resources, including snowstorms, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. We will cover some of the best information available on the web for monitoring severe weather. Topics and sites will include radar and satellite imagery, watches/warning sites, and convective outlooks.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Wilson Computer Lab from 2:15-3:15pm

A Pragmatic Approach to Bridging the Technogeek with the Practioner: the 4 S model.
Carmel Vaccare - cvaccare@exchange.vt.edu
Internet2 Studio - Virginia Tech, Richmond
How does one filter through all of the software, hardware, and technologies to arrive at a way to select and use them? How does one avoid costly time and resource "blackholes" The trick is in how we frame our decision making process. The 4 S model provides a system based on the criteria of Simplicity, Stability, Scalability, and Sustainability combined with a tool for analyzing instructional events based on time and space dependency. The model provides an easy to use filter for deciding when and whether a technology should be used or avoided.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered on Monday in Crystal Ballroom E from 2:15-3:15pm and Tuesday

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words...
Fred Hoffman - hoffman@rvgs.k12.va.us
Physics Teacher, Roanoke Valley Governor's School
Computers now allow us to do more than just describe pictures. They allow us to significantly quantify them as well. Students need to be able to do both. Sources of digital images include the Internet, digital cameras, video cameras, movies, and many other sources. This session will look at some examples of these sources and why you want to allow your students to experience this type of activity. There will a brief description of the type of equipment needed to get the graphic into the computer and then the software to really analyze the graphic. This is intended to be an introduction to the options. Several workshops will be described that give support to learning how to actually do all of these steps.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered on Monday in Monroe Computer Lab from 2:15-3:15pm

Multimedia Aporoach for Teaching Geology SOL's on Virginia
Karen K. Cecil - kcskis@juno.com
Radford High School and New River Community College
Robert C. Whisonant - rwhisona@runet.edu
Parvinder S. Sethi - psethi@runet.edu
Phyllis L. Newbill - pnewbill@runet.edu
Department of Geology, Radford University, Radford, Virginia, VA
Teachers spend increasing amounts of time integrating and streamlining the SOLs into Earth Science curricula. Radford University has created the first of a series of interactive, multimedia CD-ROMs designed to help Earth Science teachers address the geology of Virginia in a technology-intensive manner via use of text, audio, video and animations. The design and content of the CD-ROM integrates the latest research findings concerning Howard Gardner's Multiple-Intelligence Theory. This session will demonstrate the first CD-ROM that covers general geologic information with specific examples from Virginia. Specific strategies for integrating the CD-ROM and the Teacher's Guide into course instruction and lesson plans will be discussed, both for schools that are well equipped with computer labs and for those that are not.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered on Monday in Crystal Ballroom D from 2:15-3:15pm

Cooperative Learning in the One-Computer Classroom
Wade Whitehead - WWhiteh17@aol.com
Third grade teacher, Crystal Spring Elementary School
Member of the Presenter's Club - Tom Snyder Productions
Learn to combine effective group-making strategies, technology, and engaging discussion to turn your classroom into an interactive, interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning venue. Using the latest software titles from award-winning publisher Tom Snyder Productions, we'll examine what makes effective groups just so, and what types of cooperative learning work best from situation to situation.
LEVEL = Elementary & Middle School
Offered - Monday in Roanoke Ballroom F from 2:15-3:15pm

Virtual Jamestown
Mickey Hickman - mhickman@usit.net
Appalachian Learning Laboratory
Erin Wiggington -erin_go_braugh@hotmail.com
Pulaski County High School
This session is designed to introduce the instructional component of the Virtual Jamestown Project. Participants will be taken through a number of cooperative problem solving activities from Catch Them Thinking in Social Studies. Integrate science, math and social studies with this material.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Monday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 2:15-3:15pm


Monday 3:15pm

o Plenary Session with Dr. Ron Kander


Tuesday 8:30-9:30am

Using DK Multimedia in the Classroom
Lee Moser - ubleemoser@aol.com
Vicki Frantz - dkbooks4u@aol.com
DK Certified School Sales Advisor
An "eyewitness" presentation of the latest multimedia products by Dorling Kindersley. A Question and Answer session and samples of products/materials will be available at the presentation.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Wilson Computer Lab from 8:30-9:30am and Monday

Hands-on Science with Computer Technology
Kevin O'Bryant - sales@pasco.com
PASCO Scientific Technical Sales Representative
Teaching science laboratory investigations with the aid of computers is no longer a question of "IF", but rather now "HOW" it should be done. This session will review the benefits of using computers in the science lab, how it meets National Science Standards and sources of funding for these projects. PASCO's Science Workshop and a variety of probes will be demonstrated using examples in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Sample lab manuals will be provided to participants.
LEVELS = Middle and High School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 8:30-9:30am


Tuesday 9:30-10:30am

Link your Students to Integrated Math, Science and Technology through NASA CONNECT
Robert M. Starr - r.m.starr@larc.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Office of Education, Hampton, VA
Learn about the NASA CONNECT series consisting of seven, interactive, 30-minute instructional (television and Internet) programs that use NASA aeronautical and space technology projects, facilities, and researchers to enhance scientific literacy and improve the math, science, and technology competencies of upper elementary (i.e. grades 4-5) and middle school (i.e. grades 6-8) math and science students. NASA CONNECT links math, science, and technology concepts and skills to the workplace, joins classrooms with NASA researchers, and supports the national math, science, and computer/technology standards.
LEVEL = Elementary and Middle School
Offered Tuesday in Wilson Computer Lab from 9:30-10:30am and Monday

Internet2: what does it mean for education
Carmel Vaccare - cvaccare@exchange.vt.edu
Internet2 Studio - Virginia Tech, Richmond
The research and development from the Internet2 intiative (http://www.internet2.edu/ ) promises enhancements to the existing Internet infrastructure and content delivery. The head on collision of the Internet equipped computer with Internet "appliances" and the Internet as more than "just" a web browser, promise to make our lives more than just a little interesting. This presentation provides a basic, non-technical overview of key technologies within the context of education and community.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom H from 9:30-10:30am and Monday


Tuesday 10:45-11:45am

How Your Leftover Toast Becomes Compost
Jean Luker - jkl@naxs.com
TITLE - Washington County Schools
This hands-on presentation demonstrates methods to introduce and teach the following Virginia Standards of Learning: Science 3.7, 4.8, 5.7, 6.9, and LS 9. It introduces and demonstrates the integration of science teaching and learning using technology in the classroom. The following concepts are studied: organic vs. inorganic material, decomposition of organic waste, (some) soil components, understanding what compost is, how compost is used, and bioremediation. A study of the role of earthworms in composting can be launched from this lesson or taught in conjunction with it. Further, a study of the use of microbes in bioremediation (such as cleaning up oil spills) is an appropriate and natural follow-up. Technology concepts taught in this lesson include: using a website to obtain information (introductory research), using a spreadsheet to organize, record, and report data during scientific investigation.
LEVELS = Elementary and Middle School
Offered Tuesday in Monroe Computer Lab from 10:45-11:45am and Monday

SOL Panel Discussion - Science K-5
Eric Dalton - edalton@libertyhs.com
Instructional Coordinator for Science, Fauquier County Public Schools
Charles Pace - cpace@albemarle.org
Science Coordinator, Albemarle County Schools
Mike Bentley - mbentley@vt.edu
Associate Professor - Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Sandra Thomas - sthomas@bcps.k12.va.us
Principal, Eagle Rock Elementary
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Science SOL's for grades K-5. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, University level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Elementary
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom A from 10:45-11:45am and Monday

SOL Panel Discussion - Mathematics 6-12
Betti Kreye - bkreye@mail.mcps.org
Math Supervisor, Montgomery County Schools
Eddie Roland - mathstat@ls.net
Director of Research & Assessment, Grayson County
Maureen Hijar - mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu
Curriculum/Instruction, Governor's Best Practice Center
Deborah Lyman - dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu
Secondary Mathematics Specialist, Virginia DOE
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Math SOL's in grades 6-12. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom B from 10:45-11:45am and Monday

The NEW Virginia Science Resource Network
Pat Fishback - pfishback@smv.org
Center for Science Education at the Science Museum of Virginia
David Hagan - dhagan@smv.org
Center for Science Education at the Science Museum of Virginia
Sue Kirk - skirk@smv.org
Center for Science Education at the Science Museum of Virginia
For teachers who seek support for their students who are working on science research projects, and for teachers who seek scientists to visit their classrooms as experts, a new resource has been created. The Virginia Science Resource Network (VSRN) includes an electronic version of the Virginia Academy of Science's Visiting Scientist Program. This presentation will introduce educators to the new website and show teachers and scientists how to participate. A brief overview of other educational services provided by the Science Museum of Virginia will be included.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom from 10:45-11:45am

NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program
Pat Biggs - pbiggs@aesp.nasa.okstate.edu
NASA Aerospace Education Specialist, Langley
NASA offers an excellent program for teachers. This session will provide an overview on the AESP programs and provide hands-on activities from NASA's education teacher guide. The hands-on activities will be space oriented and designed to incorporate math, science and technology in the classroom. Participants will receive a NASA Rockets Guide.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom E from 10:45-11:45am and Monday

Dynamics and Kinematics: Where Math & Physics Meet!
Bob Carlson - carlsonr@aol.com
Physics Teacher - Southwest Virginia Governor's School
Rick Fisher -
Mathematics Teacher - Southwest Virginia Governor's School
Learn how to integrate mathematics and physics in the classroom. Attendees will receive Beta Versions of Software, which models lab activities and experiments with the chance for students to select problems and see the solutions both mathematically and simulated on Screen. Topics include projectile motion, friction on incline planes, graphical analysis of motion, and rotational motion. While some programs are set for idealized motion, others include friction and other forces.
LEVEL = High School
Offered Tuesday in Buck Mountain Computer Lab from 10:45-11:45am

AirPort - Wireless Technology for the Classroom
Marianne Jolley - jolley1@apple.com
Lynn McNally - lmcnally@pen.k12.va.us
Jayson Bevins - jbevins@maccenter.com
Apple Computer
Wireless: What is it and how can it be used? Why is it useful in the science classroom? How does it fit into your existing network? This session will demonstrate how to access the Internet wirelessly to get relative curriculum information. A demonstration on how information can be easily passed from one student to another for data collection, etc. will also be covered.
Offered Tuesday in Wilson Computer Lab from 10:45-11:45am

Extending the Use of Collaborative Virtual Environments for Instruction to K-12 Schools
Steve Howard - showard@cvgs.k12.va.us
Central Virginia Governor's School, Lynchburg, VA
Leonard Klein - klein@csvrgs.k12.va.us
Central Shenandoah Valley Regional Governor's School, Fishersville, VA
With the advent of high-speed networks, it is now possible to create collaborative tools that will benefit education and research projects. Virginia Tech is committed to building an Advanced Communications Information Technology Center (ACITC) where collaborative virtual environments (VE), such as the CAVE, can be used to solve many problems associated with distance learning, outreach and research across the state of Virginia. This project will link the Central Virginia Governor's School in Lynchburg and the Central Shenandoah Valley Governor's School in Fishersville via the Internet to the Virginia Tech CAVE. The goal of this project is to demonstrate that users at a CAVE site and users running the EVL CAVE Simulator can deliver a collaborative virtual learning environment to K-12 students in remote locations across Virginia.
LEVEL = Middle & High School
Offered on Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom D from 10:445-11:45am

Computer Monitors or Real Windows - Which Weather Lab Do you Prefer?
Robin Reed - rreed@wdbj7.com
Chief Meteorologist, WDBJ7, Roanoke, VA
A tour of the hottest weather Internet sites mixed with some great hands on weather demonstrations. Designed for Grades 2 through 6, this session will only work if you agree that nature is the best classroom. WDBJ Chief Meteorologist Robin Reed guides you through the stormy future with the promise of a rainbow ending.
LEVELS = Elementary & Middle School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom F from 10:45-11:45am

Auburn High School's Interactive Life and Science Museum
Alison Goforth - agoforth@usit.net
Teacher, Auburn High School, Riner, VA
This session demonstrates how high school biology and earth science students are creating 3-D interactive science exhibits based on topics of interest chosen from the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. Student generated exhibits will be published on the World Wide Web in a "Virtual Museum". Topics to be discussed include; project implementation (group dynamics, student roles/jobs, grading rubric), hardware and software, accounting for multiple intelligence's and differentiating by depth and complexity.
LEVELS = Middle and High School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom G from 10:45-11:45am


Tuesday 11:30am-1:00pm
LUNCH - Roanoke Ballroom A/B


Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm

SOL Panel Discussion - Science 6-12
Eric Dalton - edalton@libertyhs.com
Instructional Coordinator for Science, Fauquier County Public Schools
Deloris Dalton - dudalton@pen.k12.va.us
Secondary Science Specialist, VDOE
Charles Pace - cpace@albemarle.org
Science Coordinator, Albemarle County Schools
George Glasson - glassong@vt.edu
Associate Professor - Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Science SOL's for grades 6-12. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom A from 1:00-2:00pm and Monday

SOL Panel Discussion - Mathematics K-5
Betti Kreye - bkreye@mail.mcps.org
Math Supervisor, Montgomery County Schools
David Bockes - dbockes@pen.k12.va.us
Governor's Best Practice Center - Marion
Janis Carter - jcarter@mail.pulaski.k12.va.us
Principal, Snowville Elementary School
Maureen Hijar - mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu
Curriculum/Instruction, Governor's Best Practice Center
Discuss key issues and concerns in assisting students to improve their achievement on the Math SOL's in grades K-5. Learn about strategies, models, and resources recommended by panel members to help teachers with their task. Panel will include SOL experts from the DOE, university level, school administration and classroom teachers.
LEVELS = Elementary
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom B from 1:00-2:00pm and Monday

A Pragmatic Approach to Bridging the Technogeek with the Practioner: the 4 S model.
Carmel Vaccare - cvaccare@exchange.vt.edu
Internet2 Studio - Virginia Tech, Richmond
How does one filter through all of the software, hardware, and technologies to arrive at a way to select and use them? How does one avoid costly time and resource "blackholes" The trick is in how we frame our decision making process. The 4 S model provides a system based on the criteria of Simplicity, Stability, Scalability, and Sustainability combined with a tool for analyzing instructional events based on time and space dependency. The model provides an easy to use filter for deciding when and whether a technology should be used or avoided.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle and High School
Offered on Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom E from 1:00-2:00pm and Monday

Using DK Multimedia in the Classroom
Lee Moser - ubleemoser@aol.com
Vicki Frantz - dkbooks4u@aol.com
DK Certified School Sales Advisors
An "eyewitness" presentation of the latest multimedia products by Dorling Kindersley. A Question and Answer session and samples of products/materials will be available at the presentation.
LEVEL = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Monroe Computer Lab from 1:00-2:00pm and Tuesday morning

Teaching Inquiry over the Web
Arthur L. Buikema, Jr. - buik@vt.edu
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biology, Virginia Tech
Pat Duncan - duncan@swvgs.k12.va.us
Director, Southwest Virginia Governor's School, Dublin, VA
This workshop will highlight three web-based modules that can be used either as supplements for teaching biology or as a primary resource to teach biology. The modules cover endangered species and biotechnology. The endangered species module covers the challenges and ethics of saving cheetahs. Biotechnology is loosely defined and covers a broad range of materials including: artificial breeding programs, treatment of infertility, birth control, the Human Genome Project, gene therapy, transgenics, organ transplants, xenotransplantation, and the integration of materials sciences and biology to rejoin nerves and reconstruct body organs. Participants will be able to view these modules and listen to high school students share their experiences with this teaching strategy.
LEVELS =
Offered Tuesday in Buck Mt. Computer Lab from 1:00-2:00pm

Environment-People -Interactions: Internationalizing the Curriculum through Southern Africa Studies
Mike Bentley - mbentley@vt.edu
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Josiah Tlou - tlou@vt.edu
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Few teachers have undertaken any significant study of Africa, yet Africa is a continent of major importance to the K-12 curriculum because of it's historic link to the US via past imperialism and the slave trade, and also because of its vast resources and current environmental and social problems. Virginia Tech's Southern African Studies Institute for Teachers offers a two-year summer program for Virginia teachers culminating in a multi-country field trip to Southern Africa. The Institute focuses upon key aspects of African society - history, economics, geography, government, education, social life, etc., and the types of habitats and wildlife found there. Social science and ecological concepts are integrated through examining social and ecological issues in this unique part of the world and participants learn how to integrate African studies into their own classroom curriculums.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom G from 1:00-2:00pm

DIGSTATS
Tom Morgan - tmorgan@cvgs.k12.va.us
Director, Central Virginia Governor's School, Lynchburg, VA
Experience this WWW site being developed by the Central Virginia Governor's School and the Data Visualization Laboratory at Virginia Tech. Activities introduce students to descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and data visualization techniques through the analysis of real data sets using Excel or TI-83 calculators and a JAVA visualization applet. The activities, designed to be integrated into existing mathematics and science courses, cover a range of complexity appropriate for students in grades 9-14.
LEVEL = High School
Offered Tuesday in Wilson Computer Lab from 1:00-2:00pm

Students Monitoring Local Frog and Toad Populations
Julie Grady - jgrady@usit.net
Teacher, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA
This session will focus on two current projects involving the monitoring of
anuran populations and how teachers can involve their own students (grades
K-12) in local population monitoring using the protocol set up by the North
American Amphibian Monitoring Program and the Michigan Calling Survey.
LEVELS = Elementary, Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Crystal Ballroom D from 1:00-2:00pm

Science from Virginia Tech: The process of talking about the research process
Susan Trulove - strulove@vt.edu
Research and Graduate Studies, Virginia Tech
When newspapers, TV and radio report on research, it is usually to report research results ("Scientists report that coffee causes curls in twins" or "Scientists clone sheep"). But public understanding and support of research programs depend upon awareness of science as a process. While universities engage in various educational outreach programs involving equipment loans, mobile labs, and virtual facilities, aimed at sharing the process of discovery with K-12 students and teachers, University Public Information Officers (PIOs) weave process into reports of researcher achievements in news releases and publications written for the general public. This session will discuss the "Science from Virginia Tech" columns sent to high school science teachers for five years, and will present several science communication programs offered to young people by other universities.
LEVEL = Middle & High School
Offered Tuesday in Roanoke Ballroom F from 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesday 2:15-3:15pm

Closing Session - Roanoke Ballroom A/B

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*All session titles, descriptions, and time slots subject to change.