Teaching Resources

Professional Learning through SECO

    Check out our prior webinars below

    • Science Standards Revisions and an update on The Grid Method Webinar (Sept 2019)
    • The Grid Method Part 2 Webinar (May 2019)
    • The Grid Method Part 1 Webinar (April 2019)
    • 12 Gifts of SECO Webinar
    • Winter Inquiry--Outside Investigations Webinar and ppt
    • Look Both Ways before Crossing--Science Updates Webinar and ppt
    • Arbor Day Webinar and ppt
    • Top 5 Tools to Have in Your Teacher Toolkit Webinar and ppt


    ODE Updates

    Release of Spring 2019 Ohio’s State Tests Items

    A release of items from the spring 2019 Ohio’s State Tests in Science now is available in the Ohio’s State Test portal. These items give educators insight into the kinds of questions students experienced, and they are a useful tool to inform classroom instruction. Both teachers and parents may use this resource to help students know what to expect.

    Included with each released item are the associated learning standard(s) and scoring rubric. Examples of student responses also are available to illustrate actual work and the corresponding points earned on the student examples.


    Best Instructional Practices from Science/STEM Peers

    • Trash Math Engineering: 

      Last week, in honor of EARTH DAY and our study of 3D shapes, our first graders brought in 3D shapes from the trash and then planned and designed a structure from those materials.  (The teachers used hot glue to hold it all together.)  Staying true to the design process, they looked at the collection of materials brought in, discussed possible sculptures/structures, (voted), drew potential plans, and then guided the teachers as a they glued the final structure together.  Improvements had to be made - such as re-gluing, swapping one shape for another, creating balance...  And now the "MATH-terpieces" are displayed in the hallway! We've heard many passing kids AND grown-ups say that they would like to do make one too!! Imagine the possible cross-curricular extensions! (historical structures/people, communities, research, story writing/character development, recycling, sorting, habitats...) So cheap! So fun! So educational!! Just wanted to share. ~ Jennifer Yohey, 1st Grade, Greenville Elementary jyohey@gcswave.com  More information HERE

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