High School/College Partnerships

Professional Development Media


Seminars by Discipline

  • Art - Demonstration of Paraffin Relief Print Making
  • Communication Studies - A Model Debate- 2005 HSCP Debate Workshop
  • Economics - 2006 Teacher In-Service
  • Foreign Languages - Taking the Mystery Out of Language Fair Skit Evaluation:

    These skit demonstrations were recorded in 2006 with the help of students from Dr. Baker's German 120 class at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The class was asked to choose one of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and present it in short dramatic form. These classroom performances are shown in their entirety without editing in order to give more accurate examples of typical student skits.

    Although the skits are in German, the commentary is in English. The principles and concepts presented in judging them are applicable to other languages also.

    The host, Dr. Scott Baker, is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. With a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Washington, he has studied at the universities of Tübingen, Münster and Jena. His specialties are drama, 19th century, philosophical aesthetics and German Idealism. Dr. Baker also serves as the UMKC High School/College Program German Coordinator.

    There are three skits; each is preceded by an explanation by Dr. Baker, and at the end of the performance, followed by his critique. The print ready version of the German Dramatic Performance Competition critique form used by Dr. Baker is available on this page. Though subject to change from time to time, this form is the form currently in use by German Language judges in the HSCP Foreign Language Fair Competition at UMKC.

  • Judge's Evaluation Sheets
  • NOTE: This is a sample form from Language Fair 2001. This form is subject to change. Ideally, the University of Missouri-Kansas City High School/College Program Foreign Language Fair uses a two-judge format in evaluating dramatic presentations. For example, two (2) judging evaluation sheets (Sheet A and Sheet B) are used in evaluating the skits (one sheet for each judge). After watching a team's performance, each judge will add up the points they awarded in each category and record this score at the bottom left hand corner of their evaluation form. When both judges have recorded their score on their sheet, the total recorded on Sheet A and the total recorded on Sheet B are added together and written down at the top right hand corner of Sheet A. This number constitutes the team's overall score for the drama competition.

    1. Der Singende Knochen
    2. Die Bremen Stadt Musikanten
    3. Hansel und Gretel
  • Foreign Languages - The Value of Having a Second Language - 2005 SOPI Conference
  • History (American) - McKinzie Symposium 2006 Lectures

    1. Red & Blue America: Origins & Evolution of a Political & Cultural Divide
    2. American Conservatism & Right Wing Movementsin the Twentieth Century
    3. Gender & Politics in Post World War II America
    4. Where Do Politics Fit in the Classroom? - Professor Bruce Schulman
    5. Where Do Politics Fit in the Classroom? - Assoc. Professor Lisa McGirr
    6. Where Do Politics Fit in the Classroom? - Professor Susan Hartmann

    History (American) - McKinzie Symposium 2005 Lectures

    1. The Great Plains: America's Meeting Ground
    2. Sacajawea's Sisters: Writing the History of American Indian Women
    3. Lewis & Clark: A Native American Perspective
  • History - 2005 - Workshop - Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

  • Professional Development Seminars

    Grant Writing & Resources

    1. Introduction
    2. Defining Your Needs
    3. A Three Year Strategy for Funding a Project
    4. Concerns
    5. What's in it for you?

    Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

    1. Introduction
    2. Definitions: Cover Letter, Resume & CV
    3. Cover Letter Components
    4. Curriculum Vitae - When To Use It
    5. Differences Between Resume and Curriculum Vitae

    Components of a Curriculum Vitae

    1. Personal History
    2. Educational History
    3. Professional Positions
    4. Membership in Professional Organizations
    5. Professional Activities
    6. Editorial Activities
    7. Writing Grants
    8. Papers Presented
    9. Published Articles
    10. Current Projects
    11. Professional References
    12. Suggested Format for Curriculum Vitae
    13. Overview

    Conferences & Professional Organizations:

    1. Introduction
    2. Organizations of Interest
    3. A Three Year Strategy
    4. Tactics for Having a Presentation Accepted or a Paper Published
    5. What’s In It For Me?

    Designing Your Teaching Portfolio:

    1. Introduction
    2. Purpose of a Portfolio
    3. Tenure-Track Professor Design
    4. Tenure-Track Professor Science
    5. Tenure-Track Professor Arts & Humanities
    6. Non Tenure-Track Professor Design
    7. Overview

    Getting Your Work Published:

    1. Introduction
    2. Tiers of Publication
    3. Seeking a Publication
    4. Submissions - Humanities
    5. Submissions - Literature
    6. Submissions - Science
    7. Publication for the Tenure-Track Professor
    8. Publication for the Non Tenure-Track Professor & Lecturer-Adjunct
    9. Submitting Your Manuscript
    10. Overview

    Academic Integrity:

    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. Reasons for Dual Credit Classes
    4. Expectations for Teachers
    5. Expectations for Students
    6. Overview

    Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA):

    1. Introduction
    2. FERPA & Students
    3. FERPA & Parents
    4. FERPA & Teachers
    5. FERPA & The Student Directory

    Contact Info

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    Fax: (816)235-1728
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