Wed., Sept. 9 – Going Viral

Click here for the 9.9020 PALS Flyer – Going Viral:

[NOTE: This workshop has gone VIRTUAL ! Confirmed participants will receive a link via email closer to the actual meeting. Participants must sign up in advance and must confirm their participation. There is a limit of 25 participants for this virtual workshop.]

Part Day [4:00 am – 8:00 pm] 0.25 sem hrs / 3.75 contact hours

Title:  Going Viral – Coronavirus Lessons you can share with YOUR students !

Presenters: Lt. Col. Tracy Clinton, Associate Professor of Chemistry, USAFA; Jane Wilson, Part-time STEM and science teacher; Sandy Smith, Part-time science teacher

Description:    The current coronavirus pandemic has impacted each and all of us in many ways. Join us to learn a bit more about this virus and to explore some coronavirus lessons that you can use with your students this school year. Hear from Lt.Col.Tracy Clinton, an associate professor of chemistry at the USAFA  who has recently completed her PHD studying the Ebola virus. Learn how her research is informing current research on the COVID-19 virus. Then, you will participate in an illuminating hands-on investigation that simulates how disease is spread. Experience how this investigation can be utilized to incorporate a phenomena-based lesson into your classroom. Finally, you will learn about other phenomena-based activities you can use with your students. You will receive materials that you can take back and use in your classroom the next day.


4:00 Login and Norms for PALS Zoom Meeting & Open Discussion on Coronavirus 

4:20 Administrivia

4:30 Speaker – Virus Research 

5:30 Break (get yourself a light/quick dinner/snack)

5:55 Initial door prizes – 5

6:00 DYO Investigation – How do viruses spread and how can we minimize 

transmission? What is the most effective way to reduce the spread of viruses?

7:15 Break – Announce evaluation

7:25 Door Prizes – 5

7:30 Other Coronavirus lessons to share…

7:45 Evaluations & Teacher Materials & Door Prizes

8:00 End