3-1-2008 Agenda

Buffalo Science Teachers’ Network (BSTN)
3/1/2008 Meeting

8:00 a.m.- Noon, at Buffalo State College, Science Building, Science Teaching Center, Room 102

AGENDA
ARRIVAL/Breakfast/Sign-In 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS (5 mins.) 8:00 a.m.
-Video conferencing with Kathy Burke, from BSTN HQ West (Las Vegas, NV)

UPDATES: (30 mins.)
Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper ……………………………………………………………………R. Callea
AAAS 2008 CONFERENCE REPORT (Feb 14-18)…………Bernobich; LaBruna; Martin; Tyrrell; Milligan
BSTN Website………………………………………………………..…..……………….…….…………………….……… A. Dolan
NURTURE Partnership……………………………………………………………..…… L. John; T. Johnson.; M. Milligan
DENSITY KIT………………………………………………………………………….………………..………..…………….…K. Burke
SEPUP/SGI………………………………………………………..……K. Burke, C. LaBruna, H. Maciejewski, T. Martin
Urban Roots………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………..M. Milligan
Future Activities:
• Science Assessment Liaison (SAL) Mini Conference (March 6)……Doran, Tyrrell, Giacomo
• Science Olympiad (March 15) ……………………………………………………..……………………Kelly Baudo
• UB Science Exploration Days (March 12)…………………………………………….…..….………..R. Doran
• AAUW-Tech Savvy Conference (March 15)…………………C. LaBruna; T. Johnson; C. Degnan
• NSTA national conference, Boston, MA (March 27-30)…….D. Anderson, K. Burke; K.
Baudo; J. Bernobich; C. Degnan; H. DiGaicomo; D. Grimm; H. Maciejewski
• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring clean up……..Burke, Callea, Anderson, Cameron, Martin
• MSTEP-NYU Conference –May 1 - 3, 2008
• SEPUP Academy (July 2008)………………………….………K. Burke; S. Finn; M. Tabone; T. Martin

PLANNING THE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2008 (Aug 11-15):
-Possibility that New BPS teachers and BSC Pre-service Teachers will be at our Summer Institute
-Time of sessions (8-4?, 9-5?)
-Summer Institute 2008 Compensation (see green handout)
Data-driven decision-making: Please review your BPS and school data and identify “problem areas” that we can discuss and strategize about how we can address these areas in the future. Additional “menu” items could be added with these areas in mind.
-Where should we hold Summer Institute 2008?

PRESENTATION of Summer Institute 2008 potential activities: "THE MENU" (3-5 mins. each)
 A World in Motion…………………………………………………………………………………..………H. DiGaicomo
 Donors Choose—Grant-writing ………………………..S. Finn, T. Martin, C. LaBruna, C. Casolini
 Myths of Science………………………………………………………………………………………… K. Burke, et. al.
 GESA: Five Myths about Girls and Science……K. Baudo, J. Bernobich, C. Casolini, C.
Degnan, M. Milligan, D. Johnson, L. Cameron, S. Indalecio, Dr. R. Batt, R. Harris
 ILST data………………………………………………………………………………………………T. Martin, R. Tyrrell
 Science Olympiad… ……………………………………………………………………………………………K. Baudo
 Solar Cookers…………………………………………………………………………………………………….J. Mayle
 “Moderation” using SEPUP questions…………………………………………………….S. Finn; M. Tabone
 Survey Monkey……………………………………………………………………………………….S. Finn; M. Tabone
 Niagara Falls Aquarium visit…………………………………………………………………………..………R. Smith
 Family & Friends gathering (after hours) ……………………………………….……………..………R. Smith
 Inquiry Strategies…………………………………………………………..………K. Baudo, T. Martin, R. Tyrrell
 Riverkeeper………………………………………………………………………………………………………..R. Callea
 NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)……….R. Tyrrell, T. Martin,
C. LaBruna, J. Bernonbich
 Tifft Nature Preserve opportunities…………………………………………………………….………..C. LaBruna
 Website resources…………………………………………..…………..T. Martin, J. Bernonbich, C. LaBruna
 Chemical storage and clean up……………………………………………………………C. LaBruna, T. Martin
 ????….to be added to as a result of “Data-driven decision-making” discussion, above

MAKE FIRST DRAFT OF SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2008
CALENDAR –Winter Weekend 2009, Spring Meeting 2009, Summer Institute 2009
GIVE-AWAYS/CLOSING/SIGN-OUT

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