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!
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:
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!