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

Samplings of Daily Presentations

(Just a few of the presentation choices for the day)

Early Childhood (K-4)

  • Introduction to Getting Little Feet WET! Water Education for the Young Audience - Grades K-2

  • Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons: Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning

  • Picture Perfect Next Time You See…

  • Plant Curiosity: Hands-on resources for elementary & middle school science

  • Takeaways from the first year of a school garden

  • Engaging Students With Key Science Vocabulary

Middle Childhood (5-9)

  • STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology

  • Inertia Around the Curve

  • The Evolution of a Robotics Club

  • Motivating and Engaging Students to Think Critically Through Close Reading

  • Energy 101

Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12)

  • Redox in the Real World

  • PLTW Biomedical Sciences - Successes and Failures

  • Improving student scientific understanding through argument

  • Digital Lab Notebooks -- Using Google Tools to Engage Students in Virtual Portfolio work

  • Utilizing a Flipped Model Classroom in Chemistry

  • Active Physics: The Leading Project-Based High School Physics Program Capturing the Essence of STEM and the Ohio Learning Standards

All levels

  • Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning: The Grid Method

  • Augmented Reality in your classroom

  • Just What I Need - A Toolkit For Gathering Evidence of Mastery For All Students

  • Using technology to save time with grading and promote cooperative work among students.

  • Dynamic Lessons Using FREE Online Resources

  • Citizen Scientists Needed for the GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign

  • Climate Change 2.0 - Extending assessments and analysis into other subject areas

(Just a few of the presentation choices for the day)

Early Childhood (K-4)

  • Pushes, Pulls and Playgrounds OH MY

  • Science Storytelling At the Heart of Integration

  • Tear Down the Silos!

  • Elementary STEM Resources: Inexpensive, Open-ended and Integrated

  • K-2 Science Instruction Matters and is Easier Than You Think

  • Engineering Happily Ever After

Middle Childhood (5-9)

  • No Funding for your classroom? Learn a little about grants.

  • Polymer Primer To Pique Student Interest

  • Natural Wonders: a library and museum collaboration

  • Ready to Take Back Your Classroom?

  • A Focus on Modeling in the Phenomenon-Based Classroom

Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12)

  • Incorporating international scientific research into teaching high school science

  • A Hands-on Introduction to STEMcoding Project Resources for Life Sciences and Math

  • A Hands-On Introduction to STEMcoding Project Resources for Physical Science and Physics

  • PASCO Solutions:  The Most Comprehensive Laboratory Experience for the Student and Educator of Today

  • Chemistry for the Rest of Us

  • Project RISE (Research and Inquiry through Student Engagement): Increasing STEM Literate Citizenry for underserved students

All levels

  • Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning: The Grid Method

  • How to Build a Makerspace: Butler County ESC Tinker Tank - version 2.0

  • Students as Scientists: Hands-on Experiences for Grades 1-12

  • The New K-12 Project WILD Terrestrial Guide

  • Under Construction: Ways to Rebuild your classroom with Blended Learning

  • Explore the world through software-based videoconferencing

  • Differentiated Science Labs

  • The Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association Share-a-Thon AND Rock Raffle

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