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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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IAVAT District 5 Professional Development

Thursday, July 06, 2006

NEW......UPDATED INFORMATION....


I just received information from David Ponce at Shawnee College that he would like to do another in a series of VITICULTURE workshops.  Thursday, August 10th beginning at 9 a.m. and ending with sampling and dinner that evening.  This inservice will be held at the NEW Holiday Inn just east of Carbondale off of Route 13 at 2300 N. Reed Station Road.  All attending will recieve outstanding viticulture curriculum on table grape vineyard establishment and the fundamentals of juice chemistry.  Each ag. teacher attending will receive a $50 stipend or a Wednesday or Thursday night stay at the Holiday Inn.  You may make your own reservations by calling (618) 549-2600.  To reserve a spot, RSVP to [email protected] as soon as possible.  Indicate your preference to the stipend or hotel stay.  Noon and evening meals will also be paid, so there is relatively no cost to you.

Now the rest of the story...

As planned, we will continue with the other two days of professional development as indicated below and sent to district 5 teachers in a previous email.  If other district teachers are interested in attending, please let me know.
**If you are signed-up to attend and you are a no-show, your school will be invoiced $50 to cover your meal and expenses.**

WHEN:  Thursday, July 13, 2006
TIME:  Refreshments – 8:30 a.m.   Start – 9 a.m.   End – 4 p.m.
WHERE:  Eldorado High School, Agriculture Rooms,
2200 Illinois Avenue, Eldorado   (618) 273-2881

CPDUs:  6 credits
 
COST:  No fees, refreshments and lunch provided.
 
AGENDA:
-Introductions and Overview
-Becoming a cooperating student teaching site for SIUC – Requirements, responsibilities, mentoring a student teacher
-Greenhouse crops
-FFA Banquets Sharing– Bring 30 copies of your program, officer script, and anything else to share.
-Using SmartBoards in your classroom
-Take home agriscience and ag. awareness activities from the new mAGic kits
-Program of Activities Judging
-Teaching Veterinary Technology
 
Prior to June 30th, RSVP to Dean Dittmar – 618-257-8272, 618-604-1622, or [email protected] 

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School
Teacher
1
Benton
Scott Page
2
Cahokia
Robert Frisch
3
Egyptian
Danny McCrite
4
Eldorado
Bill Kittinger
5
Eldorado
David Jones
6
Fairfield
Curt Robbins
7
Frankfort
Mike Flahardy
8
Galatia
Coleen Sams
9
Goreville
Jeff Robison
10
Hardin County
Jean Bond
11
Lawrenceville
Jason Green
12
Marissa
Kim Portz
13
Mt. Vernon
John Kabat
14
Nashville
Julie Bond
15
North Clay
Terry Branch
16
Red Bud
Greg Wiegand (?)
17
Sparta
Meghan Farley
18
St. Elmo
Bill Waggoner (?)
19
Thompsonville
Thomas Cotter
20
Valmeyer
Howard Heavner (?)
21
Waterloo
Tim McDermott
22
Wayne City
David Scott
23
Webber-Bluford
Aaron Williams
24
Wesclin
Matt Fisher (?)
25
West Richland
Doug Robb

GIS/GPS - Field Data Collection

Location: Hamilton County Sr. High School, Agriculture Classroom,
       1 Fox Lane, McLeansboro    (618)  643-2328

Date:  Friday, August 11, 2006

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Registration – 8:30 a.m.
CPDU:  6 credits
Cost:  No cost, meal and refreshments included.
 
Instructor: C.R. Sloan, AgrowKnowledge Master Educator
 
Objective:  Teachers attending this workshop will:
·        Develop a historical knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and Global Position Systems.
  • Demonstrate skills required to collect raw data using a GPS receiver.
  • Demonstrate skills required to transfer raw GPS data into a GIS program.
  • Demonstrate grade level terminology.
  • Develop a completed lesson plan for use in their classroom utilizing GIS and GPS.
  • Demonstrate skills in interpreting data within a GIS format.
This workshop is designed to introduce teachers with basic fundamentals of Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems.  Participants will get hands-on training in data collection using the Garmin GPSMAP 76 receiver and learn how to input collected data into the ESRI Arcview Program.  Many handouts, posters, information and free software will be provided.  Participants will create a lesson plan for use in their classroom utilizing both the GPS and GIS program.  An evaluation tool will be required for the lesson plan.
 
A drawing for a FREE Garmin GPSMAP 76 will be conducted for one lucky participant. ($250 value)
 
Agenda
  • History of GIS/GPS and the future integration within Hamilton County Unit #10
  • Introduction to the Garmin 76 GPS and how to store raw data
  • Outside ---- collecting raw data
  • Transferring raw data from the Garmin 76 GPS to the computer.
  • Using data in an educational setting
  • Create lesson plan and evaluation tool for use in classroom. 
If you plan to attend, contact Dean Dittmar, 618-257-8272, 618-604-1622, or [email protected] by July 14th.

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School
Teacher
1
Cahokia
Robert Frisch
2
Cisne
Jennifer Timm
3
East Richland
Mark Steber
4
Egyptian
Danny McCrite
5
Eldorado
Bill Kittinger
6
Fairfield
Curt Robbins
7
Flora
Doug Slagley
8
Gallatin County
John Sutton
9
Hamilton County
C.R. Sloan
10
Hardin County
Jean Bond
11
Lawrenceville
Jason Green
12
Nashville
Julie Bond (?)
13
North Clay
Terry Branch
14
Odin
Stan Jones
15
Okawville
Joshua Berg
16
Red Bud
Greg Wiegand (?)
17
Salem
Matt Pokojski
18
Sesser-Valier
Shannon Emmons
19
South Central
Randy Comer
20
St. Elmo
Bill Waggoner
21
Thompsonville
Thomas Cotter
22
Valmeyer
Howard Heavner
23
Waltonville
Ben Newbury
24
Wayne City
David Scott
25
West Frankfort
Mike Flahardy


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