PALS 2020-2021 HOME PAGE

Welcome to PALS: Peak Area Leadership in Science!

PALS facilitates Hub Meetings – free professional development – throughout the school year for Pikes Peak area secondary science teachers.  We do welcome other science educators including elementary teachers who teach science and retired secondary science educators on a ‘space available’ basis.

To register, fill out the form on the right of your screen ON or AFTER the date indicated. (Alternately, you may email Tammy at RSVP@sciencehubs.org or call/text Tammy at 719-337-1552 (cell)…. once the “Accepting Registrations” date has arrived. Early submissions will be deleted. Please include all required information!)

Professional Development Contact Hours OR Credit (CEU) from CSM

Teachers participating in Hub Meetings may earn either university credit hours or professional development clock hours. If you attend ALL of the sessions this year you could earn 60 contact hours (documented with a certificate) or – for a modest fee – 4 semester hours of continuing education credit from CSM. 

———-     UPCOMING MEETINGS

Below is a list of the PALS Hub Meetings for the second semester of this school year. Click on the link to access additional information!

  • *** VIRTUAL *** Physics in the Natural World – Little Shop of Physics: Thurs, April 8 Part Day [4:00 pm – 6:00 pm] [Only 2 HRS !]
  • *** VIRTUAL *** Classroom Crime ScenesWednesday, April 21 Part Day [4:00 pm – 6:00 pm] [Only 2 HRS !]
  • *** IN PERSON *** Operation Montserrat at the Challenger Learning Center: Sat., May 1 Part Day [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]

PLEASE… Cancel your reservation if you cannot attend. Let us know (via our Contact Us page) or by emailing Tammy at RSVP@sciencehubs.org or by calling/texting Tammy at 719-337-1552 (cell) as far in advance as possible, as we may have a waiting list and/or may have to pay in advance for your spot. Because of the ever-changing COVID-19 status, we are limiting participation at many of our hub meetings this year. Reserving a spot and failing to show may cost another educator the opportunity to participate. Please be considerate of your colleagues!

Below is a list of the PALS Hub Meetings that took place earlier this school year. Click on the links to access additional information!

  • Chemistry of Medicines and Drugs: Sat., Jan. 23 Full Day [8:15 am – 4:00 pm] Cancelled – Will be rescheduled for a future time when in-person meetings are possible.
  • DNA at the Crime Scene and Beyond: Sat., Feb. 13 Full Day [8:00 am – 4:00 pm] Cancelled – Will be rescheduled for a future time when in-person meetings are possible.

———-     LIABILITY FORM: 

Participants in our meetings are required to complete a Liability form PALS 2020-21. If you would like to fill this out in advance and bring the finished form to your first meeting, please do so. If your first meeting is a virtual meeting, a link to a google form will be provided in an email just before the meeting and again within the meeting.

———-     FUNDING        

Thanks to ALL of our funders !

  • Mikkelson Education Fund / Jim Mikkelson
  • USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach Program
  • D. Furstenau Memorial Donation

Please visit our Sponsors Page for more details ! 

———-     ARCHIVES

Go to our Archives Page for information about previous year’s (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016) hub meetings.