SCIENCE EDUCATION COUNCIL OF OHIO
OHIO HOSTS FALL NSTA CONFERENCE: JOIN US!
Mark your calendar for NSTA's last 2016 area conference—we'll be in Columbus, Ohio! Twitter hashtags: #NSTA16 (2016 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)
champions of science:
On a starry night, at the moon's first quarter, mountains in the sky are clearly visible. They are the rings of rock outlining the big spots we see on earth.
These mountain ranges rise higher than 7,000 feet from the moon's surface, and provide a circle of safe harbor from lunar winds for lands within. So, inside many of the circles you see, serene plains reside.
The northernmost among these celestial sanctuaries is Plato's Plateau, named for the Greek philosopher to whom so much modern-day thought traces its origin.
Around 400 B.C., Plato decided that there are only three ways to persuade an audience to do as you'd like them to: Ethos (ethics), Logos (logic), and Pathos (passion) are modes of persuasion that we sometimes call the three artistic proofs. Twenty-four centuries later, mankind has never invented another way to convince someone of a cause.
SECO President Kristie Reighard (right), Angela Goodson McMurry, SECO President-Elect (left), and Kay Wagner,
SECO Interim Executive Director (center), at the National Congress on Science
Education (NCSE) In Denver.
Together, these women provide a ring of shelter, with lasting continuity, for the benefit of SECO members.Each, at the peak of her individual career, provides a unique perspective which combine to cover Plato's proofs full-circle.
Kay Wagner's monumental achievements over decades of service to SECO epitomize strong Ethos. Kristie Reighard's attention to an ocean of communication, events, and issues as current president promotes a sende of logical strength. Angie McMurry's enthusiasm is perfectly placed to encourage organizational growth for the foreseeable future.
Together with their abiding leadership, may we grow the mountains in our skies, and shepherd all lands within.
New Haven Lab Teacher Eric Rank suggests re-engineering classrooms by showing teachers experiential engagement in action.
NSTA conference leaders
A shout-out to the following SECO members for leading the planning and development of NSTA's December Conference in Columbus:
SECO welcomes Thomas J. Merrill as Executive Director
Be you a student,
scholar, coach, or counselor passionate about science instruction,
there's a place for you shine your brightest, surrounded by stars, with
The Science Education Council of Ohio. We are a professional services organization, 1,000 members strong and growing, with one aim in mind: SECO supports educational collaboration optimally.
We invite you to imagine, to innovate, and to invest with us as we strive to create new worth and new value for all learners. We challenge you to do as Walt Whitman proposed once: to open your eyes wide to the whole universe of all that can be possible; and hence realize your dream.
On behalf of our Board and membership, I
look forward to the inspiration your involvement will bring. Please
connect with us soonest.
Thomas J. Merrill, M.Ed.
As the Official State Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), we devote ourselves here to promote teachers who aspire to inspire others to pursue the higher art of our craft.
2015 NSTA Presenter Eric Rank leads a digital STEM lab at New Haven Public Schools in New York. His 2-minute video catalogs simple, experiential engagement lessons visualized, and is worth sharing.
SECO was established in 1977, and has continuously promoted the advancement of science education in Ohio. The key to SECO's effectiveness is its membership. Our members include elementary, middle school, junior high and senior high teachers. We welcome college-level instructors, administrators, suppliers of science equipment and textbooks, and all others interested in science.
If you're looking for a chance to shine at a State level in science education...