Join us next month on Thursday, October 17th @ 4pm for our next webinar on The Nature of Science, presented by ODE Science Consultants. http://bit.ly/SECOOct19
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM ODE!
Science Model Curriculum is now available online
Ohio’s Learning Standards and Model Curriculum for Science that was approved in May 2019 by the State Board of Education, has been posted. Transition Tools are available. These include crosswalks, curriculum analysis, instructional implications, vertical alignment and a suggested timeline.
**Note - State assessments for 5th Grade, 8th Grade and Biology will not be aligned to the revised standards until the 2020-21 school year.
Did you know that for just this year the NSTA Regional Conference in Cincinnati will replace SECO's Science Symposium?
Instead join SECO at the NSTA Regional Conference in Cincinnati November 14- 16,2019 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
For more information and to register go to http://bit.ly/NSTACincinnati19
Upcoming events in Science
FREE Science Professional Learning Opportunities with the Ohio Department of Education
The science team in the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies at the Ohio Department of Education is piloting a three-day, sustained professional learning series for K-12 science teachers. We are providing services at seven sites in partnership with ESCs and local school districts. Although we are unable to serve every district this year, we would welcome a representative from your organization to participate and take the experience back to your area. This could be someone from an ESC staff, an SST member, a district curriculum person or local teacher-leader, whoever is best positioned to share the knowledge with science teachers in your area.
The series is designed for teachers to participate in three day-long sessions with the ODE science team. The sessions are spaced several weeks apart for teachers to have the opportunity to try lessons in their classrooms between sessions. Session content will focus on transitioning to the revised science standards and model curriculum, effective instructional practices and identifying quality instructional materials. The locations, dates and contact person for each site are listed below. Locations have been asked to reserve space for neighboring personnel but the availability of space for outside people varies by location. If you are interested in participating, please contact the site which is most convenient for you and follow their registration procedure.
Meet your new SECO President!