Raising the Science Standards of Excellence Through Empowered Teachers


  • SECO Member Full Symposium– $220.00
  • SECO Member 1 Day Attendance– $160.00
  • Non-member Full Symposium– $250.00 
  • Non-member 1 Day Attendance – $190.00

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, WiFi, and an awards reception Monday evening at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom. 

    2019 SECO Science Symposium

    January 28- 29, 2019

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

    SECO Room rate of $139/Single or $149/Double 
    Rooms at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center are limited.

    24 Hour Reservations: 614-880-4300, Option 1
    Group Code: 165089
    Online Booking Link: BOOK HERE 

    Deadline to register for the conference is January 11, 2019!

    PO's will not be accepted as part of late registration and will NOT be taken on the day of the conference. (We will only accept cash or credit card on the day of the conference)

    College credit will be available for purchase from Ashland University on January 28, 2019. Visit the Ashland booth for more information. 

    Please note:
    By action of the SECO Board of Directors, registration is required for participation in all activities of the symposium. Registration fees cover all non-ticketed symposium activities, meals and entry into the exhibit hall. Fees do not cover ticketed events and lodging. By registering to attend the SECO Science Symposium, you grant permission for SECO to take and use your photo in SECO marketing and promotional pieces for an undefined period of time. Marketing and promotional pieces include, but are not limited to, printed brochures, postcards, reports, flyers and materials as well as online uses such as postings on the SECO website, online newsletter, and email blasts. SECO shall own all rights, including copyrights in and to the photos. If for some reason, you do not agree with this, please notify SECO in writing by January 5, 2019.

    On-Site ID Badge/Presenter Packet Pick-Up Hours:

    Sunday, January 27:  5:00 PM–7:00 PM

    Monday, January 28: 7:00 AM–4:00 PM

    Tuesday, January 29: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Keynote Speakers:

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    • Alizé Carrère, National Geographic Young Explorer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    • Dr. Fredric Bertley, President and CEO, COSI Columbus

    Ohio Department of Education Updates:

    Monday and Tuesday Sessions available 

    Symposium 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.

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