Sample Course Schedule




Day One Standard/ Grade K-5 Standard/ Grade 6-10 Leadership
8:45 a.m. Registration Registration Registration
9:30 a.m. Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Poole
9:45 a.m. Keynote Address
by Dr. Cathy Valentino
No Pressure, No Diamonds
Keynote Address
by Dr. Cathy Valentino
No Pressure, No Diamonds
Keynote Address
by Dr. Cathy Valentino
No Pressure, No Diamonds
10:45 a.m. Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Current and Emerging Technologies- 3D printing, robots, and more
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Current and Emerging Technologies- 3D printing, robots, and more
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Introduction to Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
12:00 noon Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Best Practices in Science Instruction
Mrs Ninette Cannon
1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 p.m. Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Integrating Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
3:00 p.m. Dismiss Dismiss Dismiss

Day Two Standard/Grade K-5 Standard/ Grade 6-10 Leadership
9:30 a.m. Morning Announcements/ Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/ Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/ Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
9:45 a.m. Examples of Inquiry Based Science (Science in Motion)
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
Examples of Inquiry Based Science (Science in Motion)
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
Examples of Inquiry Based Science (Science in Motion)
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
10:45 a.m. Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Capitalizing on Social Media in the Classroom
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Capitalizing on Social Media in the Classroom
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Capitalizing on Social Media in the Classroom
Dr. Martha Hocutt
12:00 noon Critical Thinking Activities
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Critical Thinking Activities
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Critical Thinking Activities
Dr. Cathy Valentino
1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 p.m. Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Chandler
Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Chandler
Best Practices in Mathematics Instruction
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
3:00 p.m. Dismiss Dismiss Dismiss

Day Three Standard/ Grade K-5 Standard/Grade 6-10 Leadership
9:30 a.m. Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
9:45 a.m. Outdoor Science- Birds, Bugs, and Butterflies
Dr. Steve Rich
Outdoor Science- Birds, Bugs, and Butterflies
Dr. Steve Rich
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People continued
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
10:45 a.m. Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Outdoor Science - Animals Living on the School Grounds
Dr. Steve Rich
Outdoor Science - Animals Living on the School Grounds
Dr. Steve Rich
Best Practices in Science Instruction, continued
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
12:00 noon Digital Badges
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Digital Badges
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Digital Badges
Dr. Martha Hocutt
1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 p.m. Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Observation of Project Based Learning Activity and discussion
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
3:00 p.m. Dismiss Dismiss Dismiss

Day Four Standard/Grade K-5 Standard/Grade 6-10 Leadership
9:30 a.m. Morning
Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
9:45 a.m. Designing a 5 E Lesson Plan
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Designing a 5 E Lesson Plan
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Designing a 5 E Lesson Plan
Dr. Martha Hocutt
10:45 a.m. Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Designing a 5E Lesson Plan
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Designing a 5E Lesson Plan
Dr. Martha Hocutt
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
12:00 noon Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Cathy Valentino
Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Cathy Valentino
1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 p.m. Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Steve Rich
Project Based Learning Activity
Dr. Steve Rich
Best Practices in Mathematics Education
Mrs. Ninette Cannon
3:00 p.m. Dismiss Dismiss Dismiss

Day Five Standard/Grade K-5 Standard/Grade 6-10 Leadership
9:30 a.m. Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Morning Announcements/Welcome
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
9:45 a.m. Science and Literature - Using Children’s Book Council Award Winning Books to Teach Science Concepts
Dr. Steve Rich
Science and Literature - Using Children’s Book Council Award Winning Books to Teach Science Concepts
Dr. Steve Rich
Health and Safety in the School
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
10:45 a.m. Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments Morning Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Bringing Outdoor Science In
Dr. Steve Rich
Bringing Outdoor Science In
Dr. Steve Rich
Bringing Outdoor Science In
Dr. Steve Rich
12:00 noon Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden
Dr. Steve Rich
Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden
Dr. Steve Rich
Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden
Dr. Steve Rich
1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 p.m. Share Completed Project Based STEM Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Share Completed Project Based STEM Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
Observe Completed Project Based STEM Activity
Dr. Kathy Chandler
3:00 p.m. Presentation of Certificates
Dr. Kathy Chandler and
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Presentation of Certificates
Dr. Kathy Chandler and
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole
Presentation of Certificates
Dr. Kathy Chandler and
Dr. Leigh Ann Poole

The above schedule reflects an overview of best practices in the STEM education, leadership skills, literacy, critical thinking skills, and daily routines. Professional Development sessions may be substituted with other topics upon request. Week long sessions on specific topics such as leadership, science, or math may be developed.