The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) is a collaborative community that believes everyone deserves the benefit of a strong science education in order to engage with an ever-changing world.  

The Science Education Council of Ohio announces the opening of the nomination process for our annual science awards. Every year SECO honors outstanding teachers, administrators and friends of science education. These awards will be given out during our annual Symposium January 28-29, 2019 in Columbus.

 There are seven different award categories. Several of the awards cover expenses to attend the symposium for pre-service and current teachers. There is also one award for teachers to pursue a project in their classroom.  Nominate someone you know or nominate yourself.

Award descriptions and nomination forms can be found online at Deadline for nominations is November 19, 2018. Questions can be directed to

Revised Science Standards are available on ODE site!!!

The revised standards can be found as PDF files (as “Revised 2018” to distinguish them from the original 2010 standards) on the ODE web site at: Science: 


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Congratulations Vicki Teed Willett!!! You are so deserving of this honor.

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Congratulations to Melissa Kowalski, District 2 Director, for your NSTA Award (Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers). 

Check out the FREE Webinars for educators! Jen Dennison, ODNR, facilitated a discussion on "Winter Investigations--Inquiry in the Outdoors." SECO Board Members facilitated an update on the revised standards for science and other science stuff to note. Learn more about Arbor Day from Sharon Graper, Education Director at the Holden Arboretum. Members can access for FREE through the 'Members Only' link once you are logged into the site.

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Have ideas that you would like to see SECO initiate? Have a question about Science Education in Ohio? Contact us!

Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO)

P.O. Box 482

Troy, OH  45373

(937) 760-1771 (President, Angela McMurry)

(513) 227-7245 (President-elect, Leslie Silbernagel)

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