Thank you for your interest in SECO. Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we are concerned with our ability to hold a safe conference. At this time, the in-person SECO symposium scheduled for November 8 & 9, 2021 has been postponed until the fall of 2022.
Look for more information regarding exciting alternative SECO events coming very soon.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during these challenging times.
-The SECO Conference Committee
SECO Science Symposium
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: 2021 SECO Science Symposium
(Registration Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021)
Conference strands include:
Intertwining Branches- The Three Dimensions of Science Teaching
Teaching science is not about teaching the content (Earth and Space, Life and Physical) in isolation, it is about intertwining the themes and strands of the science disciplines. Science teaching is about connecting the content using Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. To best prepare our students not only for testing but the future, they need to understand that nothing works in isolation. All science disciplines are intertwined, connected to each other.
Harvesting Higher Thinking Skills
In this era where students have unlimited access to facts and data, it is critical that they develop Higher Level Thinking Skills. Whether you call them Cognitive Demands, Bloom's Taxonomy or Depth of Knowledge, all these cognitive processing skills are required of our students in their daily classes, in their state standardized tests, and in their future careers.
Rooted in Inquiry - Nature of Science
One goal of science education is to help students become scientifically literate citizens able to use science as a way of knowing about their natural and material worlds. All students should have sufficient understanding of scientific knowledge and scientific processes to enable them to distinguish what is science from what science is not and to make informed decisions about career choices, health maintenance, quality of life, and additional decisions that impact both themselves and others.
Planting Seeds of Success - 21st Century Skills
In this age of technology where students' eyes are focused on their screens and not the world around them, it is essential that we help students learn and develop 21st century skills to be successful in life. In a world that increasingly requires collaboration, critical thinking, adaptability, grit, perseverance and relies less on the learning of facts and data, 21st century skills and technology are critical.