Call for Proposals

Cultivate a Love of Learning, Grow with SECO

SECO Science Symposium
November 8-9, 2021

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

Session Lengths:
Double Session: A 110 minute formal session.
Single Session: A 50 minute formal session.

Session Description:
Please limit the description to 30 words.

Session Type:
Hands-on Workshop
Exhibitor Workshop

Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Research/Educational Foundations
Leadership in Science Education

Intended Audience:
EC- Early Childhood (PreK-2nd grade)
IM - Intermediate (3-5th grade)
MC - Middle Childhood (6-8th grade)
AYA- Adolescence to Young Adult (9-12th grade)
HE- Higher Ed/College
AD- Leadership/Administration/Supervision

Gifted Certified:  

In an effort to provide Gifted Education Professional Development, please include list of competencies that your proposal addresses. Refer to the Ohio Gifted Education Competencies as listed in the Gifted Education Professional Development Resource Guide at Ohio Department of Education website. 

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.

The Call for Proposals will close August 15, 2021 at midnight. 

No more than two Session Proposals per person or team.

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, intended audience, session title, & session summary)

You should receive a confirmation email by September 15 , 2021.

Proposal Application

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