Success Link Science Round Up

SuccessLink Science Summer Institute


The 2006 SuccessLink Pre K-12 Summer Science Institute goal is to bring the latest and best technology, teaching strategies and activities to Missouri teachers. The focus of the Institute will include: Using the Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations to design your lessons, misconceptions, and improving your science MAP scores.

The Pre-Conference classes offer sessions in Science Notebooking, Using Science Probes in 3rd-12th grade classrooms, Instructional strategies designed to improve science MAP scores. Sessions are offered in packages of two sessions for $125 or all three sessions for $150. Register before April 1st, 2006 and get the third session FREE.

The conference offers each grade level curriculum aligned with the Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations. Misconceptions and assessments will be included in each session. Pre K – 8th grade teachers will attend ½ day Life Science, ½ day Physical Science and ½ day Earth Science. Teachers in grades 9-12 will designate Physical, Earth or Life Science as the subject area for each of the three sessions. All participants will receive a science resource book at each session. We have ready to use units complete with assessments aligned for your grade level. Our conference always offers new activities, the latest information from NSTA and specifically designed units for your grade level and Grade Level Expectations.

Conference Fee: $350. Early-bird special (Register before April 1, 2006) $325.

Come early to enjoy the 4th of July firework display sponsored by TanTarA.

Pre Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, July 5:
7:30-8:00 am Pre-Conference Registration
8:00-11:30 am Pre-Conference Session I
11:30-12:30 am Lunch
12:30-3:30 pm Pre-Conference Session II

Free Time- Dinner on your own

4:30pm -6:00 pm Pre-Registration for the 6th & 7th

Thursday, July 6:
7:00-8:00 am Pre-Conference Breakfast
8:00am- 11:30am Pre-Conference Session III

Summer Science Institute Schedule:

Thursday, July 6:
9:00am-11:30am Pre K-3, 8th & 9-12 Registration
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch, Welcome
12:30pm- 4:00pm Session A (Pre K-12)

Free Time- Dinner on your own

Friday, July 7:
7:00am- 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am-11:30am Session B (Pre K-12)
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm- 4:00pm Session C (Pre K-12)
4:00pm- 4:30pm Closing Session

SuccessLink Associate Wins Top Science Award


Paula Young, SuccessLink Science Associate member, has been named as a state Awardee for the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching!

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science. The Awards recognize exemplary K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Excellent teachers perform miracles everyday with little or no recognition. The Presidential Awards demonstrate the value and appreciation the nation has for the teaching profession.

Paula is currently teaching Chemistry and Honors Principles of Science classes at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri.  We are so proud of you, Paula! 

Professional Development Opportunities


K-12 Science Professional Development is once again being offered during the 2006-20067school year. This project is in its tenth year of service with a goal of providing high quality professional development to science teachers of all grade levels.

SuccessLink Science (which includes: MESC, Science Attack and Science Success) has brought high-quality “hands-on”, “minds-on” workshops to teachers in our state for the past 7 years. These workshops have been well-received, but we know districts may want more site-based, or one-on-one work. That is why SuccessLink’s Traveling Science Consultants was created. This program has had an enormously positive response from the schools that have participated.  This project gives school districts and teachers options to design the workshops to fit the individual school’s needs.