Professional Development

January 23, 2010

Science teachers from schools throughout Vermilion Parish met at Kaplan High School on January 23, 2010 to participate in a 6 hour workshop which highlighted the integration of  technology into the science curriculum. Teachers from LeBlanc Elementary were trained using PASCO'S new SPARK Science Learning System, while teachers from other schools were trained using PASCO'S GLX Datalogger.  The workshop was made possible by funding from Chevron.


Dawn Warren, PASCO PTE, is shown introducing the SPARK to teachers from LeBlanc Elementary.



Elizabeth Ricardo, Rachelle Punch, and Simpson Gradnigo are experimenting with the new SPARK.

Chelsey Schexnider and Alicia Dehart check the pH of different water samples.



Helen Gaspard, Valerie Dartez, and Fran Granger are using a motion sensor to map the floor of the classroom.

Kim Luquette and Jessica LeJeune are reviewing a PASCO activity sheet.

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Clay Noegel, Nick Willis, and Erika Livers are measuring light intensity with the GLX.

LeBlanc teachers are discussing ways to implement technology into the curriculum.