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Peak Area Leadership in Science
Teacher Professional Development Workshops
Hub Meetings for 2014-2015

The Peak Area Leadership in Science (PALS) group will continue our science teacher Hub Meetings for all Pikes Peak area science teachers.  These monthly meetings are free.  Free inservice credit documentation is available through District 12 (you must provide us with a stamped, self addressed envelope) or Colorado School of Mines credit can be purchased. Credit is awarded after the end of the school year. 

The August 23rd, Sept 13th, Oct 4th, Dec 6th, Jan 24th, and May 2nd all day meetings are each 0.5 credit. May 2nd is pending funding. Afternoon meetings (Nov 13th, Feb 19th, March 10th and April 8th) are from 4 – 8 PM; it requires two of the 4-hour afternoon meetings to receive 0.5 credits. The credits accumulate for the entire school year based on your attendance, but not into the next school year. No quarter credits are given.

The dates/topics listed below are subject to change.  See our website for a detailed flyer one month prior to the next meeting.  You must submit a reservation if you plan to attend as we have limited seating available. Please, please – if you cannot attend you must cancel in advance as we have a waiting list and often we have to pay in advance for your spot.  E-mail or call Tammy Johnnie at: home phone 598-2732, cell phone 337-1552 to ask questions.  You will be able to sign up for Hub Meetings only one month at a time.  You may sign up for the next month’s Hub Meeting online on the day following the previous meeting, or, if you are present, you may sign up for the next month at the previous month‘s meeting.  

Please mark your calendars for these tentative dates/topics:

Sat, Aug 23 Meet at CMJHS; then later go to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for tour   Endangered Species;
Argument Writing (Part 1)
Sat, Sept 13 Meet at Timberview Middle School      
Bus transportation to Paint Mines
Timberview Outdoor Classroom
Geology of the Paint Mines
Sat, Oct 4  Meet bus at CMJHS at noon to go to  Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument  Elk Biology
Science Inquiry, Paleontology, Geology
Thurs, Nov 13  Timberview Middle School  Little Shop of Physics  
Kinesthetic Models for Abstract Concepts; Vibrations;
Waves, Sound, and Hearing
Sat, Dec 6 Sand Creek H.S Wildlife Forensics
Sat, Jan 24 Air Force Academy Chemistry Dept. Organic Chemistry
Thurs, Feb 19   Timberview Middle School     Argument Writing, (Part 2) Multiple Topics
Tues, Mar 10 Cheyenne Mountain Junior HS   Robotics, Drones
Tues, Apr 8 Colo Springs Utilities Mesa Facility Mesa Water Treatment Plant, Water Education Activities, Xeriscape Gardens
Sat, May 2    Pending Funding: Meet bus at CMJHS Topic to be Determined














Upcoming Events

Picket Wire Canyonlands Auto Tour

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Credit: .5
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School then Lamar, Co., then Picket Wire Canyon
Registration: Required, limited
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Classroom Opportunities

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)-

Attention AP Chemistry and other interested teachers. Expose your students to very modern chemical instrumentation and let them use it. Contact Ron Furstenau for this unique and exciting opportunity. Click here for details.

Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair


Peak Area Leadership meetings made possible by the educational funding provided by
The Mikkelson Foundation
Providing Support for Teachers to Improve Technical Knowledge and Skills.

Colorado Association of Science Teachers


Science Organizations