From the Hydroville Cafe Podcast Series in 2007
A Principal’s Perspective
“Hydroville is Out of the Box” – A conversation with Joe James, the principal of an alternative high school
Topics of Interest: Water Quality Scenario, Indoor Air Quality Scenario, integration of science, math, language arts, social studies, alternative high school.
Part 1: Joe describes his school and how using the Hydroville curriculum helped his school meet their goals of Academics, Attitude, and Attendance.
Part 2: Joe talks about the positive impact the curriculum has had on the students.
Part 3: Joe relates the growth he saw in his teachers as a result of using the curriculum.
Conversations with Diverse Teachers
Lisa Trottier has much experience with the Hydroville Curriculum Project. Prior to teaching at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek, she worked at Westview High School in Beaverton where she piloted the Indoor Air Quality and Water Quality Curricula with a team of teachers. Her feedback and experiences contributed greatly. Topics of interest: public high school science, team teaching, Water Quality, Indoor Air Quality, and Pesticide Spill Curricula.
Download Audio Length: 10:40 minutes
Linda Barry has over 31 years of teaching experience. She has taught chemistry for 20 years at Skyview High School in Vancouver, WA. Last year she taught the Water Quality Scenario. After all of these years she has finally found a curriculum that has great value for both her as a teacher and the students. Listen to her share about the Hydroville Curriculum Project. Topics of interest: Water Quality Scenario, public high school science, chemistry, integrating Hydroville into your school.
Download Audio Length: 18:21 minutes
Kaye Martin has been teaching at Gateways Learning Center in Springfield for 10 years. She has been involved with the Hydroville Curriculum Project for five years and has much to share about using this curricula in an alternative school setting. She won a EPA Tools for Schools Program Award in 2005 and shares her experience.
Download Audio Length: 13:53 minutes
Conversation with a Student
What do the students get out of using the Hydroville Curriculum Project? Listen to Cecilia share her experiences. She just finished a nine-week session with the Indoor Air Quality Scenario. Topics of interest: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) scenario, benefits of Hydroville in an alternative school setting.
Cecilia – A student in an alternative high school
University Faculty Perspective
A conversation with Dr. Todd Jarvis, Associate Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University.