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.  

SECO's MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES

  Did you miss the SECO November Webinar on Grit, presented by SECO Board Member Cindy Miller?        

Click here to access a recording 

Join us on Thursday, December 19 at 7pm for our December webinar. NSTA author, Emily Morgan, will be presenting on her book series Next Time You See and how you can use science content to get kids writing. 

Click here to register 



Join us for a half day mini- workshop 


When: Saturday,February 29, 2020

Where: Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, Cincinnati, OH


This year SECO is partnering with SWOCTM for a half day mini-workshop on Saturday, February 29th, LEAP day. This fun event is a great way to participate in PD for science, math and STEM teachers but we need your help to make this a great event.

Is there a lesson you really enjoy? Do you use a strategy with students that is effective? Is there a tech tool you use in your instruction? Are you passionate about something you would love to share with others? Have you lead a session at a previous conference for SECO or others? Please consider submitting a proposal to lead a session at this year’s conference.

We would love to have anywhere from 30-35 sessions that cover a variety of topics within the mathematics and/or science realms and also targeted at a variety of grade levels. If you would like to be considered to lead a session, the time is here! Complete the proposal form at the link http://bit.ly/SWOCTMSpeaker by December 11th to be considered. We will let anyone who submits a proposal know by the first of the year if they have been accepted for this year's event.






For the 2020-21 school year, SECO will be moving its annual Science Symposium from January/ February to early November. 

  Join us on November 9 & 10, 2020 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH for the 2020 SECO Science Symposium.  


More information will be posted after the New Year. 

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.

ESC/District Name

 

Location

 

Primary Contact

 

Primary contact phone

Primary Contact Email

 

Session Dates

 

Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools

 

Perrysburg

Brent Swartzmiller

 

419-874-9131, ext. 2112

 

bswartzmiller@perrysburgschools.net

 

10/22/19

1/23/20 5/14/20

Columbus City Schools

Columbus

Heather Allen

 

614-397-1460  

 

hallen704@columbus.k12.oh.us

 

11/18/19

1/13/20 5/18/20

Butler County ESC

Hamilton

David Vernot

 

513-608-5309

 

vernotd@bcesc.org

 

10/16/19

12/6/19 2/6/20

ESC of Central Ohio

Columbus

Sharee Wells

 

614-753-4649

 

sharee.wells@escco.org

 

9/30/19 12/2/19

5/5/20

Lima City Schools/Allen County ESC

Lima

Joel Steinmetz

 

419-996-3537

 

jsteinmetz@limacityschools.org

 

11/19/19

1/21/19 6/1/20

6/2/20

ESC of Lorain County

North Ridgeville

and Elyria

Moira Erwine

 

440-324-5777 ext. 1156

erwine@esclc.org

 

10/10/19 1/21/20 3/31/20

Ohio Valley ESC

Cambridge

Phil Ackerman

740-439-3588

phil.ackerman@ovesc.org

10/3/19

12/11/19

3/12/20




Meet your new SECO President!



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)

2322 Raeburn Terrace

Cincinnati, OH 45223

President, Leslie Silbernagel

Past-President, Angela McMurry

 Executive Director Emeritus, Kay Wagner

Executive Director Emeritus, Piyush Swami

thrivewithseco@gmail.com

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