Summer Training Intensive

July 29-31, 9am-5pm at KQED (2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110)

The three-day Training Intensive is your team’s launch point for learning about QUEST resources and content. It is composed of mini-workshops, hands-on projects, and team planning. Each team will set goals and begin to develop their multimedia project.

Directions and Public Transportation Information Find directions to KQED, a map, and information on BART and MUNI.

Parking: All-day street parking is available on streets surrounding KQED.  There are some streets with 1-hour and 2-hour parking restrictions, so please read signs carefully.  You should plan to give yourself 20-30 minutes to look for parking on Friday.  Finding a space on Saturday and Sunday will be much easier.  KQED has a parking garage (entrance on York St.) that costs $7 and is available on Friday.  Parking is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please carpool!

Pre-Training Homework

Familiarize yourself with the QUEST website:

  • Watch a QUEST video
  • Listen to a QUEST Radio piece
  • Find and view a slideshow
  • Go on a virtual science hike (exploration)

Read and comment on three blog posts:

  • This one from MindShift
  • This one from QUEST (by Andrea!)
  • Another one from QUEST of your choosing

Sign up for a Google account.  You may use any email address for your Google account.  You do not need a Gmail address.

What to Bring to the July Training


  • Your laptop (you may also borrow one of KQED’s–if you didn’t reserve one during a webinar, please email Andrea)
  • Headphones or headset (if you have them) – we’ll have several pairs available for use at the training
  • Flip Video camera (if you have one)
  • Notes on the QUEST stories you viewed and listened to, the pages you visited, and the blog posts you commented on
  • Your calendar – through May 2012


  • Reusable coffee mug
  • Reusable water bottle



Each day will run from 9am-5pm. Friday may end closer to 5:15pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served all three days.

Friday AM
9:00am – Check-in and breakfast
9:20am – Welcome and introductions
9:50am – Training overview and logistics
10:00am – QUEST overview with Amy Miller and Andrea Kissack
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Icebreaker: recap of summer homework
11:15am – Institute nuts and bolts
11:30am – Discussion: Dimensions and Levels of Technology Integration

Friday PM
12:15pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 2010 Project Showcase
1:15pm – Workshops with QUEST staff:
Gabriela Quiros – How to Tell a Science Story and Interview Tips
Josh Cassidy – Shooting Video
*Check out this video by Rebecca Newburn on Tips for Framing Your Subject!
4:00pm – Workshop: Using QUEST in the Classroom
4:45pm – Team time: Initial thoughts about goals for Institute projects; Google Docs; Project Implementation Plan and wrap-up

Saturday AM
9:00am – Breakfast and overview of day; Team time–commitment contract
9:30am – Project Showcase: Acalanes HS AP Bio Class
9:35am – Activity: Getting to the Middle – up and on your feet!
10:00am – Hands-on sessions: Google Maps and Video editing
11:45am – Lunch

Saturday PM
12:30pm – Hands-on sessions: Google Maps and Video editing
2:15pm – Break
2:30pm – Project showcase: Earthquakes!
2:30pm – Workshop: Production Process (Slideshow Workshop)
3:15pm – “Why I Teach Science” project work time – script writing
4:00pm – Team time: next steps, meeting schedule, project implementation plan
4:45pm – Choose follow-up workshop topics; wrap-up
Homework: Gather images for “Why I Teach Science” project

Sunday AM
9:00am – Breakfast, choose follow-up workshop dates
9:15am – Project showcase: Christy Tyler, SRVUSD
9:45am – Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use
10:15am – Team time: Project Implementation Plan
11:30am – Project showcase: Dee Faraon, Hercules Middle/High School

Sunday PM
12:00pm – Lunch: team leaders eat together
12:45pm – “Why I Teach Science” project work time
3:15pm – “Why I Teach Science” o-rama!
4:15pm – Video reflections and evaluations
5:00pm – The End!

Summer Training Intensive 8 August,2011Andrea Aust

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