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 Science Symposium
January 28- 29, 2019

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Presenters for the SECO Science Symposium are not paid an honorarium. Each presenter must register for the conference- no exceptions!

Guidelines for Session Proposals

Active and Retired Teachers/Educators

Active and Retired Teachers/Educators (and co-presenters) are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not offer any endorsements to specific products or services available on the market.

Nonprofit Organizations or Government Agencies

Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on resources that are freely available and do not have any fee attached for participants to be able to fully utilize said resources.

Presentations focused on offering product(s) for sale, paid training or professional learning opportunities, supplements, or additional resources for a fee will need to be submitted as an Exhibitor Workshop or Commercial Organization. 

Exhibitor Workshop or Commercial Organizations

Exhibitor Workshop or Commercial Organizations are invited to submit proposals for consideration. To be eligible, exhibitors and companies must have an exhibit booth for the respective conference.

Science Consultants

Science Consultants are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not promote use of consultant’s service or any fee-based materials.

Session Lengths

Master Session: A 110 minute formal session.

Full Session: A 50 minute formal session.

Genius lab:  A 20 minute informal session, a time for people to come and pick your brains, or a brief overview of a topic.

Conference Strands

P- Practical Applications in Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science

Educators must be able to help students transcend instructional experiences into the habits of science they will carry through life. The application of science pedagogy can introduce learners to the broad concepts and myriad connections to the real world around us. In this strand, participants will engage in exploration of the varying depths of science available for all.

O- Outcome Based
To ensure that instructional strategies and practices are effective, educators need to provide evidence of student mastery. In this strand participants will be provided with resources and strategies that demonstrate how to collect, record and use that evidence to impact future instruction.   

W- Web-Based Learning
In light of recent trends, technology standards have been formed and technology is expected to be infused into traditional science classes.  In this strand, participants will delve into examples for integrating technology into instruction to meet the need of all students.

E- Engaging Learners Through Literacy in Science
High performing schools often model transdisciplinary learning to help students make connections and deepen understanding in science and other content areas. Educators are tasked with challenges to bridge literacy skills across all disciplines. In this strand, participants may delve into models and lessons that use science to support literacy and literacy to support science. Additionally, they may experience resources and strategies that integrate science across the content areas, providing opportunity for engagement and to address the needs of diverse learners.

R- Resources in STEM and Scientific Inquiry
As the number of jobs in STEM fields increase each year, many of these positions continue to go unfilled. Likewise, mastery of scientific skills require students to be self driven learners. In this strand educators will engage in experiences that provide strategies for successful problem-based, project-based, performance-based, or phenomenon-based learning units or modules.

The Call for Proposals will close Monday, October 15, 2018 at midnight. 

Please make sure to read and complete ALL parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
(The proposal form includes: session type, session length, domain, conference strand, preferred date of presentation, intended audience, session title, & session summary)

You should receive a confirmation email by Thursday November 1 , 2018.

Please download and read the 
Minimum Safety Guidelines for NSTA Presenters & Workshop Leaders

Proposal Application

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