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Monday, January 25
 

8:00am

EiE - Ohio: Building 21st Century Learners
Join us for an introductory engineering design workshop that utilizes Engineering is Elementary(EiE) curriculum and resources. Participants will engage in the design process, and learn how three urban elementary schools are integrating the EiE engineering design process into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Trudy Giasi

Trudy Giasi

Science Coordinator, Columbus City Schools
Trudy Giasi is currently a science coordinator for Columbus City Schools. She has experience in K-12 STEM education as well as the arts. She taught 8th grade science at Indianola Math, Science, and Technology MS and Hilltonia MS in the Columbus City Schools district. At both schools... Read More →
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Karen Irving

Ohio State University



Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Regent 1

8:00am

STEM-Econ: The Incorporation of Economic Concepts into the STEM Projects
The interactions between science and society can be observed through social, cultural, and economic changes occurring at a rapid pace in society. Economics is a way to demonstrate how science interacts with society. The importance of integration of economics into science curriculum as one of the disciplines in social and behavioral sciences is emphasized for an informed 21st century citizen in the national standards. When engineering is involved in the integration of science, technology and mathematics some concepts related to economics are expected to be understood by students. This presentation features some activities for STEM teachers to use economic concepts in their project-based studies.

Speakers
avatar for Hayati Seker

Hayati Seker

Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton E

8:00am

Earth Systems Science PD: Google Earth Inquiry in Earth and Environmental Science
Learn about the FREE Kent State 5 grad-credit Earth Systems Science PD program funded by Ohio Dept of Higher Education. We will engage teachers in inquiry-based Google Earth virtual field trips to teach Earth and environmental science content.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Meiser

Ian Meiser

Science Educator, Claymont High School
I am a second year high school science educator with a license in 7-12 AYA Life Sciences and Chemistry. I am also certified to teach two Project Lead The Way classes. The two PLTW classes I am certified to teach are Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper B

8:00am

Put your Simple Machines Knowledge to Work to Better Learn STEM Concepts using LEGO®
The hands-on solution allows students to predict, test, observe, measure, record and present their findings. In this way, they work as young scientists, engineers and designers, making their own discoveries along the way. Even the least science oriented educators will feel secure teaching these standards and concepts with LEGO®.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton D

8:00am

SAVE LUCY the BAT!
Did you know that our Native Brown Bat is endanger of becoming extinct? Come engage in a Project Based Learning experience on White Nose Syndrome that encompasses Life Science, ELA and Engineering. Using Nearpod, QR codes, Skype, and many other resources to connect our outside world to our classroom learning.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Columbus

8:00am

Using Webtools to Organize and Support Open-Ended Science Activities

Open-ended science activities are exciting and fun, but bring challenges too. How will I monitor group progress? How will I guide each group as they work? How will I facilitate the sharing of results? Come see how you can use Nearpod and The Answer Pad to do those things and more!.


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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper C

8:00am

Energy 101
Investigate the basics of energy, including: 10 sources of energy, energy forms and transformations, and energy efficiency, using hands-on activities. Learn about free opportunities through the Ohio Energy Project.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom

8:00am

Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Are you looking for effective ways to incorporate inquiry and student-designed experiments into your classroom, but aren’t quite sure where to start? In this session, we will share strategies we have found to be effective in teaching science and engineering practices (cognitive demands) and the literacy standards at all grade levels, specifically applied to force and motion.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Lilac

8:00am

Low Technology Cool Science
Dumpster diving can extend your science budget and help you include hands-on/inquiry in your science teaching. Thermometers, anemometers, and bird feeders are a trash can away. Other activities require expenditures (Legos and Snap Kits) but are worth the money.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Magnolia

8:00am

Science is SWEET!
Trying to get students engaged and helping them to understand concepts can be difficult. This is a hands-on session with ideas using candy in experiments to grab students' attention and keep them interested! Several will be demonstrated during the session and others added to the handout given during the session.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton C

8:00am

SECO Board of Director Training (SECO BOD Only)
Training for the SECO BOD covering district director information, a guide to the structure of our organization, bylaws and operating procedures. 

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Sally Pfeiffer

SECO 2014-2015 President


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Gahanna

8:00am

Teaching Physical Science for Student Learning: Density Activities from OP2
Engage in hands-on activities from our ODHE grant-sponsored course, “OP2: Operation Physics for Middle Grades Teachers.” We will model ways to teach the difficult concept of density in physical science through active learning that elicits, challenges, and resolves student ideas.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper A

8:00am

Water and Wildlife Training for Educators
Preview lessons from Project Wild, Aquatic Wild, Science and Civics, Project Wet and Healthy Water, Healthy People. Learn about Water and Wildlife Training for Educators, a one-week course at OSU’s Stone Lab where educators can earn certification in each curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Greene

Angela Greene

Education Specialist/Science Teacher, Ohio Sea Grant/Tecumseh Local Schools
Ohio Sea Grant Educational Specialist, Angela Greene ,works on projects disseminating the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, developing Great Lakes and climate change curricula, and facilitating teacher professional development opportunites along Lake Erie. A 2013 NOAA Teacher at... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Manzo

Lyndsey Manzo

Education Specialist/Science Curriculum Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant/Westerville City Schools
Ohio Sea Grant Educational Specialist, Lyndsey Manzo,works on projects disseminating the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, developing Great Lakes and climate change curricula, and facilitating teacher professional development opportunites along Lake Erie. Licensed as a Senior Professional... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
New Albany

9:00am

Keynote Speaker - Jodi Haney - Science Learning Should Be Latte!
Science learning should be latte ~ rich and creamy, invigorating, and down right fattening! Too often, however, our kids experience something very different; something that resembles what my Seattle friends would call - no fun latte. Ohio's accountability pressures and test preparation expectations are a large part of the problem. Ohio teachers are the solution. Let's talk about specific strategies to motivate and engage our students and awaken our classrooms in ways that will have them coming back and begging for more!

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Haney

Jodi Haney

XciteLearning
After teaching middle and high school science in the public schools for nearly a decade, Jodi Haney spent the next 20+ years on faculty at Bowling Green State University. Jodi earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Toledo with a focus in science and... Read More →



Monday January 25, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom

10:15am

Exhibit Hall Opening
Monday January 25, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall

10:45am

Celebrating Student Success in the Science Classroom: 3 Inquiry-Based Programs from The Ohio Academy of Science
Join students as they inspire science teachers.  Students will present their work, followed by a discussion of: 1) the simplicity of embedding Invention Convention, State Science Day and Believe in Ohio into the classroom; and 2) the importance of these programs to students’ academic and professional success.

Speakers
avatar for Steve McConoughey

Steve McConoughey

CEO, The Ohio Academy of Science
The Ohio Academy of Science promotes hands-on science through a variety of programs (State Science Day and Believe in Ohio) that give student-scientists an opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in scholarships and awards.
avatar for Angela McMurry

Angela McMurry

Science Curriculum Coordinator, Darke County Educational Service Center


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Lilac

10:45am

Implementing the Engineering Design Process in Your Classroom
The engineering design process is iterative and can explicitly teach problem-solving skills. We will address all five steps in the design process (define, represent, plan, implement and evaluate) with an emphasis on two often skipped steps, represent and evaluate.


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Easton E

10:45am

Going Digital? Let ORC Help with Content Evaluation!
Are you ready for the transition to digital content? Participants will be introduced to digital content, tools and processes for conducting effective evaluations of resources. Join us for free access to online PD modules on selecting and using digital resources!

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Cindric

Tracy Cindric

Science Education Specialist, Ohio Resource Center (OSU)
After earning a B.A. from Capital University and an M.A. in teaching biology from Miami University, Tracy taught middle and high school science classes for five years near Columbus. She then taught courses for preservice science teachers at Ohio Wesleyan University and Capital... Read More →



Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Juniper C

10:45am

The Good News and the Bad News- Nearpod and Microplastics
Nearpod, an interactive presentation and assessment tool that produces high levels of classroom engagement, will be used to explore the topic of microplastics. Teachers will be given access to a free and customizable Nearpod presentation featuring an introductory lesson on microplastics.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Greene

Angela Greene

Education Specialist/Science Teacher, Ohio Sea Grant/Tecumseh Local Schools
Ohio Sea Grant Educational Specialist, Angela Greene ,works on projects disseminating the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, developing Great Lakes and climate change curricula, and facilitating teacher professional development opportunites along Lake Erie. A 2013 NOAA Teacher at... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Manzo

Lyndsey Manzo

Education Specialist/Science Curriculum Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant/Westerville City Schools
Ohio Sea Grant Educational Specialist, Lyndsey Manzo,works on projects disseminating the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, developing Great Lakes and climate change curricula, and facilitating teacher professional development opportunites along Lake Erie. Licensed as a Senior Professional... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Easton D

10:45am

BLASTT Blending Literacy and Science Together with Technology
Blending literacy, science, and technology, participants will learn how to meet the needs of diverse learners. Emphasis for this session will be on curriculum and assessment.

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Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Easton C

10:45am

Cross Curricular Science/Language Arts Research Modules
An integration of the Ohio Science Curriculum and the Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects, this program is designed for use in the middle school classroom to meet standards in Science and Language Arts


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Juniper A

10:45am

Focus Group: Understanding Teacher Needs and Interests
Participate in this lively discussion designed to help EP&P understanding biology, chemistry, environmental science educators' needs and interests. We want to know all about you, from the types of resources you most need to the ways you make your content relevant to today's careers. Those who attend will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Attendance will be capped at 12 people, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
New Albany

10:45am

How Whole Brain Teaching Can Improve Our Science Teaching
Whole Brain Teaching has something to teach us about teaching science. The common language, intentional engagement, and planned brevity of Whole Brain Teaching may help us present content more effectively.

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Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Columbus

10:45am

Inside Information: Using the Little Voice inside Students' Heads to Help Them Learn Science
That little voice in all of our heads impacts how we look at the world every day. We will talk about this inner voice, its relationships to mindset and self-regulation, and how we can help students train their inner voices to work for good and not evil in your science class.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Chervenak

Laura Chervenak

Vice President of Prof Dev, ExploreLearning


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Regent 1

10:45am

Nanotechnology and DNA Origami
DNA origami enables the precise fabrication of nanoscale geometries, such as Ohio State's Script Ohio, and nanoscale mechanical devices with controllable motion for application in biosensing, molecular robotics, smart materials, and nanomanufacturing

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hudoba

Michael Hudoba

PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University
I am a lifelong science learner with a BS in mechanical engineering, a masters in mechanical engineering product design, and will be receiving my PhD this year in nanoengineering and biological design. My focus is in a field called DNA Origami, where we design nanostructures out... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Juniper B

10:45am

Pre-Service Mathematics Teacher’s Argumentation Skills
The study was conducted with pre-service Math teachers in a teacher preparation programs to explore their argumentation skills. Data were collected via a problem to express their argumentative skills with various types of approaches. Finally, they evaluated problem for its appropriateness.


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Gahanna

10:45am

Questions, Questioning and Orchestrated Classroom Dialogue
Participants will explore ways in which questions and questioning can enhance depth of inquiry into content and engage all students. Topics include creating deep, rigorous and open-ended questions and using questioning strategies and “talk moves” to direct classroom discussion.

Speakers
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David Vernot

Curriculum Consultant, Butler County Educational Service Center
David Vernot has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching from elementary through high school. His current work includes workshops, coaching and curriculum work through Butler County ESC. He is SECO board member, has contributed to science standards work through ODE committees... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Magnolia

11:40am

ODE Update - Cathy Holmes
The Ohio Department of Education will feature best practices for science education along with updates for curriculum and assessment.

Monday January 25, 2016 11:40am - 12:20pm
Ballroom

12:20pm

Lunch
Monday January 25, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

Force and Motion: Deeper and Cheaper
This session uses a research-based learning progression to teach force and motion using cheap and familiar materials. Learn to “teach the laws for less” and leave with effective and captivating activities, interactive demos, design projects and assessment activities that develop deeper understanding using Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and Rebuttal for sense making. These activities, aligned with the NGSS scientific and engineering practices, are drawn from Kent State University’s Operation Physics, a program for in-servicing teachers Grades (4-9).

Speakers
WS

William Scanlon

Finish Line - Refreshments, William Scanlon
avatar for Nicole Soeder

Nicole Soeder

6.8 science, Brecksville Broadview Heights
1:1, Blended Learning
avatar for Diane Vrobel

Diane Vrobel

Science Teacher, Archbishop Hoban High School
I am a mother of three. I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad. I am an avid runner, reader and love to meet new people.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Easton E

1:00pm

Using 'Dead' and New Technology to Promote Higher-Level Thinking About the Periodic Table
This activity helps students understand periodic trends and the challenges faced with creating the modern-day periodic table. Students will look at "dead" technology to create their own periodic table and use new technology to share and explain their results.

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Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Easton D

1:00pm

Hear ye, hear ye ”Write all about it!”.....in science?
With students are being required to complete so much writing on all state tests, there is no better place to teach evidence based writing than in science.

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Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Easton C

1:00pm

Integrating ELA and Social Studies into Science
We will demonstrate several lesson plans that integrate social studies and language arts into the science classroom. This will include activities, labs, and lectures that incorporate hands-on learning in addition to direct instruction.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper C

1:00pm

Focus Group: Understanding Teacher Needs and Interests
Participate in this lively discussion designed to help EP&P understanding biology, chemistry, environmental science educators' needs and interests. We want to know all about you, from the types of resources you most need to the ways you make your content relevant to today's careers. Those who attend will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Attendance will be capped at 12 people, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
New Albany

1:00pm

Gel Electrophoresis Basics
In this workshop, teachers will learn easy to implement strategies that help students understand the basic principles involved in gel electrophoresis. Receive FREE curriculum materials and learn about FREE summer professional development opportunities. Sponsored by Ohio Soybean Council.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Instructor, Columbus City Schools, Ft. Hayes Career Center
Pam Snyder is a veteran teacher with Columbus City Schools. A graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in agriculture, she holds a Lead Professional Educator License in science and career education. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper B

1:00pm

NSTA Membership Benefits
Ever wonder what the benefits of NSTA membership really are?  Exactly what you get for your money?  This presentation will share the many varied aspect of the NSTA website, Learning Center, and oh so much more.  Doorprizes will be given.

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Shannon Hudson

NSTA District X Director (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana)


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gahanna

1:00pm

Play Mendel! A Resource for Teaching Mendel's Laws
Are you looking for a new way to teach Mendel’s laws? Using Arabidopsis plants, this training workshop walks you through hands-on activities from the Play Mendel education module to show the laws of inheritance in action.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper A

1:00pm

Preserving Science (K-6)
Discover how food is a timeless subject that encompasses the relation science has to history, agriculture, industry, and culture, and can be used in the classroom to express value for scientific knowledge. Session intended for K-6 educators.

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Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Regent 1

1:00pm

Caught Up in Currents
Help students develop deeper understanding of standards content through inquiry, formative assessment, and questioning. Experience how teachers have worked collaboratively to create an inquiry-based approach that goes beyond answers! Get ideas to empower student learning in your own classroom.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia

1:00pm

Physics without Fear
Does teaching physical science make you uncomfortable? For many K-8 teachers and students, physical science content can sometimes feel intimidating. In this hands-on workshop, we will share some simple, research-based instructional strategies for helping students (and teachers) in grades K-8 build a solid conceptual understanding of motion and forces.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Lilac

1:00pm

The Crosswalk Between Ohio Science Standards and NGSS
This session will present a crosswalk between Ohio’s Science Standards and NGSS that can be used to find appropriately aligned classroom resources.  Participants will get an opportunity to get practice using the crosswalk and give suggestions for improving its usefulness.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Columbus

2:00pm

Energy: Deeper and Cheaper – Low Cost Lessons That Are High in Potential
This session uses fun, cheap, and easy-to-manage activities for students grade 4-9 drawn from Kent State’s Operation Physics. Learn to “teach energy concepts for less” with captivating activities, interactive demos, engineering design projects and assessment activities. Help your students develop deeper understanding using Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and Rebuttal for sense making. This session uses a research-based learning progression and aligns with NGSS scientific and engineering practices.

Speakers
WS

William Scanlon

Finish Line - Refreshments, William Scanlon
avatar for Nicole Soeder

Nicole Soeder

6.8 science, Brecksville Broadview Heights
1:1, Blended Learning
avatar for Diane Vrobel

Diane Vrobel

Science Teacher, Archbishop Hoban High School
I am a mother of three. I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad. I am an avid runner, reader and love to meet new people.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Easton E

2:00pm

Tech Tools for Taking Your Science Class to the Next Level
Teachers are always trying to figure out the latest tech tools, but they change so fast! In this session, we demonstrate our favorite simulations, social media tools, apps, and other technology for engaging, assessing, and enriching our secondary science students.

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Lisa Borgerding

Kent State University
avatar for Taylor Schildhouse

Taylor Schildhouse

Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics , Environemental, and Forensic Science Teacher, Newbury High School
Newbury High School is a small rural high school in Geauga County. It is a k-12 building with approximately 500 total students. Being that it is a small school I get to wear many hats and I am only in my third year of teaching. I teach Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Science Teacher, Eisenhower High School



Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Easton D

2:00pm

Using PBS LearningMedia to Support STEM Learning
Participants will be provided with an overview of PBS LearningMedia's STEM offerings, all of which are free. All participants will be provided with support and guidance in developing personalized playlists for classroom use. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper C

2:00pm

Scientific Literacy Collaborative Communities
Learning science is learning language! Modeling and writing explanations are important for refining and consolidating new ideas with prior knowledge. We will share how and why models and explanations impacted children's scientific literacy in collaborative communities across our partnership.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Easton C

2:00pm

Beyond Recycling: A 5E Learning Cycle and Classroom Action Plan
Come experience a 5E unit on reduce, reuse, recycle. Action plans bring these concepts to light! Student work will be presented for attendees to analyze and consider student growth.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New Albany

2:00pm

Dimensional Analysis Paralysis? Play Sideways Dominoes Instead!
The difficulty in teaching dimensional analysis, and the resistance by students to learn it is overcome by using this fun, innovative method of introducing it as "sideways dominoes", it becomes the cornerstone of problem-solving throughout the year.

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Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper A

2:00pm

Modeling Biology Instruction

Join us for a workshop introducing the newly designed Modeling Biology curriculum.  Participants will engage in an activity from the yearlong curriculum while learning more about the summer workshops being offered as part of the project in June 2016. 


Speakers
avatar for Trudy Giasi

Trudy Giasi

Science Coordinator, Columbus City Schools
Trudy Giasi is currently a science coordinator for Columbus City Schools. She has experience in K-12 STEM education as well as the arts. She taught 8th grade science at Indianola Math, Science, and Technology MS and Hilltonia MS in the Columbus City Schools district. At both schools... Read More →



Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Gahanna

2:00pm

Preserving Science (7-12)
Discover how food is a timeless subject that encompasses the relation science has to history, agriculture, industry, and culture, and can be used in the classroom to express value for scientific knowledge. Session intended for 7-12 educators.

Speakers

Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Regent 1

2:00pm

Soy Fresh, Soy Clean...connecting community and kids to Ohio STEM careers.
Do you need refreshed hands-on lab ideas for community outreach or recruitment days? How can you connect students to unique STEM career fields in ag-related industries? In this workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council, participants will learn how to use SLOPs (Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures) and STEM equipment to create soy-based products and research STEM career fields within the Ohio agricultural industry.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper B

3:00pm

Networking Break
Monday January 25, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

'The Martian' - Fiction or Reality
Find out what technologies used in the movie "The Martian" NASA has already developed. Learn about NASA resources, activities, lesson plans, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Struble

Janet Struble

Project Manager, The University of Toledo
New NASA funded grant entitled Mission Earth: Fusing GLOBE with NASA Assets to Build Systemic Innovation in STEM Education



Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Regent 1

3:30pm

Engineering Happily Ever After
How do you integrate fairy tales with engineering? Come and find out in this hands-on session.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Easton E

3:30pm

Enhancing Learning Through Digital Dissections
This interactive session covers educational efficacy, economic benefits, ethical considerations and current laws and policies regarding the use of animals in science education. Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular digital dissection programs and are asked to bring a laptop. 

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Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Gahanna

3:30pm

Inquiry through Simulations: Exploring Energy and Waves
Join us in this interactive session to explore the topics of waves and energy using online simulations. Examples of inquiry lessons that engage students in formulating explanations from evidence will be shared. A computer/tablet is recommended to participate fully.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Easton D

3:30pm

Quest for Chemistry Gold: Active Learners in a Hybrid Environment
The models of instruction ensure that the class is student-centered, with regular feedback, and increases in academic progress.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Vrobel

Diane Vrobel

Science Teacher, Archbishop Hoban High School
I am a mother of three. I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad. I am an avid runner, reader and love to meet new people.



Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Juniper C

3:30pm

Building Literacy in the Science Classroom through Digital Story Telling and Multi-Genre Project
This session will introduce participants to literacy projects for the science classroom including digital storytelling and genre projects. Examples, rubrics, and guidelines will be provided.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Easton C

3:30pm

Food for Thought: Plants and You
This presentation will engage participants in hands-on activities using plant parts as art materials and food to explore the world of plants. Activities are inquiry-based to explain basic parts and function of plants and their use as food to humans.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
New Albany

3:30pm

Using Fossils to Reconstruct Ancient Environments
In this interactive presentation, participants, acting like paleontologists, use Ohio fossils to learn about past conditions and the geologic time scale. The session uses the 5E learning cycle model and integrates earth science content, scientific practices, and literacy standards.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Juniper A

3:30pm

Moving Genes
Are you looking for strategies that make complicated biotechnology techniques more understandable to high school students? Join us for activities that help explain the concepts behind genetic engineering. Learn about FREE summer professional development opportunities. Receive FREE materials to take home and use tomorrow! Sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Instructor, Columbus City Schools, Ft. Hayes Career Center
Pam Snyder is a veteran teacher with Columbus City Schools. A graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in agriculture, she holds a Lead Professional Educator License in science and career education. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Juniper B

3:30pm

STEM in the Park: A Model Program that Provides Roots for STEM Learning
STEM in the Park is a free community event created to get people of all ages excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The event features more than 100 interactive STEM activities facilitated by higher education institutions, pre-K-12 educational agencies, community non-profit organizations, and local businesses.

Speakers
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Jenna Pollock

Project Coordinator/Education Outreach, Bowling Green State University


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Magnolia

3:30pm

Teaching the Water Cycle and Watersheds Using Hands On Experiences and Online Tools
This session will present the five curriculum models created by the team under a grant from the National Science Foundation. The presentation will be interspersed with brief interactive components. Participants are invited to bring a laptop or tablet to visit the various websites that are presented.

Speakers
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Jason Cervenec

Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center



Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Lilac

3:30pm

Foldables & Food Labs
This program will highlight easy food labs that can be used with Ohio Science standards in middle school. A foldable is an easy way to present key vocabulary terms as students try to make sense of what they learn in order to master their science content standards. Knowing what a word means and being able to visualize a food model are fundamental to promoting literacy in science.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Columbus

4:30pm

Energy-Chemical Batteries
Potential/Kinetic transformations and battery use provides context for the activity we'll do- Chemical Batteries. All SEPUP Units exemplify STEM and NGSS vision for science and engineering curriculum.

Speakers
BC

Bill Cline

Science Curriculum Specialist, LAB-AIDS
I am your Science Curriculum Specialist for the state of Michigan. Please stop by our booth to see our 3rd Edition NGSS Version of Middle School Curriculum and our High School Curriculum consisting of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Environmental Science.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Easton E

4:30pm

Bringing Animoto into the Science Classroom
This session will demonstrate how Animoto can be used to integrate technology into the science classroom and promote literacy across the curriculum through videos created by students. Bring your technology because we will begin learning to use the tool.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Easton D

4:30pm

Incorporating Digital Technology while Insuring Conceptual Learning, Deep Understanding, and Literacy and Math Skills
Participants explore hands-on force, motion and energy inquiry lessons spanning the Ohio Cognitive Demands in a systematic learning progression, starting with simple K-2 conceptual activities, then MS hand timing and calculations to HS digital sensor and computer analysis of motion.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Gahanna

4:30pm

Using Weather Inquiry to get to Cloud 9
What is white, fluffy and made way up high? Learn how to engage children in a unit about clouds and the effects they have on our lives. Through the 5e learning cycle, real world connections, literature integration and hands on experiences, children will explore how clouds are formed and the influences they have on the weather.

Speakers

Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Easton C

4:30pm

Climate Change Information & Educational Resources
This session will provide an overview of the greenhouse effect, outline climate change impacts already being experienced in Ohio, and share a number of reliable science resources for further reading. In addition, this session will discuss a growing body of online climate change education resources and the importance of teaching the nature of science.

Speakers
JC

Jason Cervenec

Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center



Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Lilac

4:30pm

Differentiate? Seriously? How Am I Supposed to Do All That and Still Get Done What my Principal Says?
"If you are a typical classroom teacher you can't possibly have the time to differentiate instruction for every student can you? What does that truly mean anyway? If these questions and statements arise on the "differentiation" topic, visit this session for specific, easy to use strategies to use in your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers

Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
New Albany

4:30pm

Interdisciplinary Learning for a Changing Planet
Participate in hands-on activities that apply math and science skills to tackle major global challenges, including human population pressures, finite natural resources and climate change. Receive a CD-ROM of lesson plans matched to Ohio Learning Standards.

Speakers

Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper B

4:30pm

Learning Density through Proportional Reasoning
Learn an alternative to rote density calculation. Through first-hand experimentation and examination of mass vs. volume graphs, students develop the density concept and reason through typical density problems without manipulating the equation density = mass/volume.

Speakers

Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper A

4:30pm

Solving Problems Can Be a Matter of Life and Death
A biology teacher and an engineering teacher have used curricular theming to reinforce concepts being taught. This workshop is intended to show one way elective teachers can help support science standards and promote whole-student education through integrated curriculum.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Regent 1

4:30pm

Using Formative Assessment Probes in 6E Electrical Circuits Lessons to Address the Needs of all Learners
We are presenting a lesson with a modified version of the widely popular 5E Instructional Model. We will present a fourth grade 6E lesson that utilizes multiple formative assessment probes to help teach the challenging topic of electrical circuits. The probes are especially useful in uncovering conceptual misunderstandings.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Boros

Amy Boros

Middle School Science Educator, Perrysburg Schools
Currently, I am a 6th grade Integrated Science educator at Perrysburg Junior High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. I am also the Assistant Curriculum Director for iEvolve with STEM, a NSF grant initiative at Bowling Green State University. I have taught 3-8 grade as well as science methods... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Magnolia

4:30pm

Zoom In! A Nanoscience Claymation Video Project Designed for Students K-3.
Because young people in levels K-3 are exposed to digital media on a daily basis, we recognized the importance of reaching them using a familiar format. Hence, we developed a claymation Zoom In! movie that follows the "adventures" of Gwen Pym, a girl "nanoscientist", in her quest for a dress that cannot be stained. The use of Claymation video addresses concepts of scales, surface tension, hydrophobicity and function determined by structure for elementary school students.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Sandler

Nancy Sandler

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy - Ohio University


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper C

5:30pm

Directors, Special Guests and Members Social
Come and join the SECO Board of Directors for appetiziers and networking. Wear your badges so we know your name and your district. Not a member.... Come anyway and discuss membership oppotunities!

Monday January 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hilton Sportsclub
 
Tuesday, January 26
 

7:00am

First Time Attendees and Special Guest Breakfast
The Country Breakfast Buffet with omelet station will be served from 7 am until 9 am. Come at your leisure and converse with special guests and members fo the board of directors. (Pre-purchased ticket required). Tickets will be distributed at conference check-in. 

Tuesday January 26, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Hilton Sportsclub

8:00am

The Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method in the High School Science Classroom
Teams will complete a challenge using the engineering design process and reflect on the similarities and differences between the engineering design process and the scientific method. Participants will modify a traditional classroom lab activity into an engineering design challenge.

Speakers
KJ

Kathleen Jones

Science Teacher, Oak Hills High School


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton E

8:00am

Implementing Tablet Technology in a High School Science Classroom
Not sure where to start with tablets, Chrome Books, or similar technology? Join us to learn about setting up and managing tablets, apps, and programs that capture authentic learning and allow students to modify and build upon their content knowledge.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Columbus

8:00am

Water Quality: Clearly an Important Issue
Teaching students about the science behind hazardous algae blooms is critical. What contributes to this problem and how can it be addressed? In this session participants will perform water quality tests, use data to show the development of cultural eutrophication, discover what factors are important to water quality and what people can do to prevent water quality degradation.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.
avatar for Feed the World

Feed the World

Educational Consultant, Education Projects & Partnerships
Feed the World is your one source for curriculum, news, giveaways, workshop information, and other classroom resources brought to you by the Nebraska Corn Board.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton D

8:00am

Biomes & Invasive Species
How do the characteristics of a biome determine the plant and animal life found there? How do non-native species survive to become invasive species? In this activity from the SEPUP high school biology program, students match a set of organism cards to proper climate/biome cards, then use literacy strategies to consider the impact of invasive species.

Speakers
BC

Bill Cline

Science Curriculum Specialist, LAB-AIDS
I am your Science Curriculum Specialist for the state of Michigan. Please stop by our booth to see our 3rd Edition NGSS Version of Middle School Curriculum and our High School Curriculum consisting of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Environmental Science.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton C

8:00am

Enhancing Science Education Using Content Specific Vocabulary
Participants will deconstruct the Ohio Model Curriculum for Science and identify key terms/words that are vital for content comprehension. Participants will also develop strategies to use key terms/words in their instruction in a manner that support the Ohio Learning Standards for English/Language Arts (Common Core State Standards - English/Language Arts).

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper B

8:00am

Science Superheros! Using Picture Book Biographies to Introduce Science Topics
Picture book biographies are works of art that are capable of humanizing abstract concepts, including science concepts. Learn about many new biographies that will entice students into scientific concepts, and provide roll models. Unit ideas, technology tools, and give aways.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Gahanna

8:00am

3-D Landforms Models
Construct a landform model of Mt. St. Helens, pre/post eruption, using topographic mapping skills. Correlated to the Ohio Science Standards for ESS Physical Earth surface features and the processes that formed them.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper A

8:00am

Chicken or Egg? Which comes first Math, Science, or Kids?
Join us to learn how teachers from a variety of instructional backgrounds integrate materials science into their classrooms. We will share ideas for hands on experiences for the elementary, special education, and high school math classrooms. Handouts with resources will be available.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Lilac

8:00am

Developing Three Dimensional Science Learning That Incorporates Literacy, Math and Engineering Design
Participants will explore hands-on inquiry and engineering design activities which model the learning progression from the simplest introduction of content to discovery of patterns, connections and general principles using data, reasoning from evidence, math techniques and communication.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Regent 1

8:00am

Bringing Students Back to Earth: An Inquiry Approach to a Middle School Earth Science Unit
SouthWestern City Schools 8th grade teachers lead a session on inquiry-driven scientific instruction focusing on students doing and thinking. Participate in learning segments focused on 8th grade Earth Science Content Standards. The student-driven instruction includes constructing models and analyzing evidence.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Magnolia

8:00am

Climate Negotiations Simulation
During this simulation, participants will increase their understanding of the priorities various countries bring to international climate negotiations and come to understand the impacts of climate change and timelines on which these impacts will be felt.

Speakers
JC

Jason Cervenec

Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom

8:00am

Learning Progressions and Visions into Practice for K-12 Energy Concepts
This session will present the K-12 learning progression for the concept of energy in Ohio’s Science Standards and give participants an opportunity to explore several new Visions into Practices that can be used in the classroom to teach this concept.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
New Albany

8:00am

Project WET

Project WET is a curriculum which focuses on water education for teachers (WET), students, parents and community leaders. The curriculum offers 60 plus hands-on and interdisciplinary activities that educate about water and water issues with minimal supplies and funding needed. For the 2016 SECO Conference, we will offer session participants the Project WET Sampler, which has 7 of the 60 activities described above. We will also provide Healthy Water, Healthy People (HWHP), which is the middle/high school secondary curriculum module to the Project WET Guide. HWHP offers 25 hands-on activities involving water related issues, health and aquatic insect education for students and adults.    

 


Speakers
avatar for Dennis  Clement

Dennis Clement

EPIO 1, Ohio EPA
The Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education will offer Project WET and Healthy Water, Healthy People hands-on session on Tuesday, January 26th from 8 - 9:50 a.m. Ask us about the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). OEEF provides over 1 million dollars in grant funds to Ohio... Read More →


WET PP pptx

Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Juniper C

9:00am

Go Green! Renewable Ethanol Makes the Difference!
Use the engineering design process (from EIE) to create ethanol in the classroom. Teach students how renewable fuels provide cleaner air, energy security, and save water. This issue-based lesson provides students with a simulation and facts that will enable them to answer the debate: Food vs. Fuel. Free ethanol fuel test kit will be given by the Ohio Corn Marketing Program.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.
avatar for Feed the World

Feed the World

Educational Consultant, Education Projects & Partnerships
Feed the World is your one source for curriculum, news, giveaways, workshop information, and other classroom resources brought to you by the Nebraska Corn Board.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Easton E

9:00am

Enhancing Learning Through Digital Dissections
This interactive session covers educational efficacy, economic benefits, ethical considerations and current laws and policies regarding the use of animals in science education. Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular digital dissection programs and are asked to bring a laptop. 

Speakers


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Gahanna

9:00am

Flipping, Notebooks, and Centers...oh my!
Using technology, flipping, interactive notebooks, and learning centers all students can be motivated in the learning science regardless of their ability levels. Using all of these strategies flow smoothly together creating a very interactive and engaging environment in which all students learn.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Easton D

9:00am

Turning on the LIGHT in your Elementary Classroom
In this session, participants will be introduced to the LIGHT Project, a collaboration among the Darke County ESC, the Matt Light Foundation and the Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside initiative. Discover how elementary teachers can integrate this fun, hand-on integrated program into their classrooms and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Angela McMurry

Angela McMurry

Science Curriculum Coordinator, Darke County Educational Service Center


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Easton C

9:00am

'It's Not My Fault' Fault Blocks
Make-It & Take It Workshop to help students learn the types, parts, and movements of faults. Participants will be making simple, wooden blocks for the teaching of fault types, structures, and movements.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Juniper A

9:00am

Conceptual Chemistry: Repurposed Materials for Low-cost Science Experiments
Recent literature reports of novel experiments using ordinary materials were adapted for use in the Improving Teacher Quality Program: Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4-12. Creative use of bubble-wrap, plastic pipets, cell-phones and other store-bought materials are presented in a series of low-cost experiments.

Speakers
avatar for ChristopherJ.  Fenk

ChristopherJ. Fenk

Professor, Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Dr. Fenk is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University. He has worked for KSU for more than 24 years. His principle research interests include synthetic organic chemistry methods and chemistry education. Dr. Fenk is co-principle investigator of the highly successful... Read More →
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David Limbaugh

8th Grade Science, Oakwood Middle School


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Juniper B

9:00am

Real World Redox
Tired of the same old redox? Come learn exciting ways to teach redox using Materials Science. Explore ways to use affordable everyday supplies to show your students how redox reactions greatly impacts their lives.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Lilac

9:00am

Y = Math + Science, Find Out Y
Come see how math concepts like histograms and slope can be made relevant to science. Learn how using graphs can help students better understand conservation of mass, see that graphing slope helps predict outcomes, and that units have real-world meaning.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Columbus

10:00am

Keynote Speaker - Gary Broadbent
Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom

11:00am

Designing an Information Communication System

Participants in this hands-on workshop will design, build and test prototypes of information communication systems that incorporate electricity and waves. This Smithsonian Science Education Center lesson is from the new middle school program: MYGEN Edition of Electricity, Waves and Information Transfer. The unit was designed explicitly for the topic arrangement and three dimensional learning approach of the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be provided with the concept storyline which lays out the progression of learning and understandings that students will experience in this unit and additional resources.


Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
New Albany

11:00am

Designing an Information Communication System
Participants in this hands-on workshop will design, build and test prototypes of information communication systems that incorporate electricity and waves. This Smithsonian Science Education Center lesson is from the new middle school program: MYGEN Edition of Electricity, Waves and Information Transfer. The unit was designed explicitly for the topic arrangement and three dimensional learning approach of the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be provided with the concept storyline which lays out the progression of learning and understandings that students will experience in this unit and additional resources.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
New Albany

11:00am

Engineering Design Processes in the Science Classroom
Join us for a one-hour interactive, engaging, and hands-on session where the Engineering Design Process is investigated for the K-12 student. We will collaborate to solve a design challenge and reflect on how to infuse engineering into our classrooms.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Regent 1

11:00am

Teaching STEM using the Oil and Gas Industry
Use engineering design to investigate Ohio’s energy resources. Participants will create a pipeline, an oil derrick and a model oil well. The session includes sample lessons from the 2-day Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program workshop. Sponsored by OOGEEP.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Easton E

11:00am

Engaging Science Students with Technology in a Hybrid Classroom
We will show teachers how to plan and execute an engaging hybrid science lesson. They will participate in a modeled hybrid lesson so they can see it in action.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Easton D

11:00am

Integrating Technical Writing for Student Success
Participants of this session will discover how easily research and technical writing can be embedded into their classroom. Focus will be on integrating Ohio Learning Standards Cognitive Demands and CCSS ELA Technical Writing Standards. Research and technical writing is vital for developing student critical thinking skills which leads to real-world college and career application of those skills. Ohio Academy of Science Technical Writing Guides will be given to each participant.

Speakers
avatar for Angela McMurry

Angela McMurry

Science Curriculum Coordinator, Darke County Educational Service Center


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Easton C

11:00am

Literature in Science through Picture Perfect Science and the 5E format
Teach science using a 5E lesson plan through using fiction and non-fiction children's literature with a focus on the Picture Perfect Science program.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Columbus City Schools
Heather Allen is currently with the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio. she has 18 years experience in elementary education. Classroom experience in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, 5th grade as a Math Science Leadership Specialist, a reading coach, a math Common Core coach, and currently... Read More →



Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Juniper B

11:00am

Non Fiction Text and Inquiry Science a 'NFTI' connection
Dive into Non Fiction Text and Inquiry-Based science to experience and explore connections that maximize student learning and deepen understanding. Learn how to access text sets and leave with a framework, which they were developed. Applicable for K-5 educators/supervisors.

Speakers
TS

Terry Shiverdecker

Science Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Dr. Terry Shiverdecker taught high school science in Shelby County. She did adjunct work at the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, Lake Campus. Before joining ORC, Terry was director of secondary curriculum and instruction for the Shelby County ESC. Terry received... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Juniper C

11:00am

Engage the Disengaged through Teamwork: Finding The “I” in Team
Student’s eye’s glazed over or looking disconnected? Find the “I” in team when every student has an individual task to complete while contributing to the group. See how varied roles within groups encourage participation from even the most resistant students.


SECO2016 pptx

Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Columbus

11:00am

Following the Bouncing Ball
Investigate "happy and sad" balls that lead to investigations into force, motion, and energy as well as the engineering design of a new ball by elementary students. Experience how bouncing balls can lead to a process of engagement, formative assessment through questioning, science inquiry, and finally design products for all students.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Magnolia

11:00am

Modeling Biology Instruction

Join us for a workshop introducing the newly designed Modeling Biology curriculum.  Participants will engage in an activity from the yearlong curriculum while learning more about the summer workshops being offered as part of the project in June 2016. 


Speakers
avatar for Trudy Giasi

Trudy Giasi

Science Coordinator, Columbus City Schools
Trudy Giasi is currently a science coordinator for Columbus City Schools. She has experience in K-12 STEM education as well as the arts. She taught 8th grade science at Indianola Math, Science, and Technology MS and Hilltonia MS in the Columbus City Schools district. At both schools... Read More →



Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Gahanna

11:00am

Project STONE: Connecting Teachers with Inquiry Science and Students with STEM Careers
Join us for an inquiry based Earth science session that will help you to integrate Earth science into your classroom, provide you with STEM career information for your students and connect you with local geoscience companies for classroom resources


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Juniper A

11:00am

Teachers with Torches
Learn about making glass beads from borax powder and fiber optic cable from glass rods, conducting heat-treatments on common items, and safely using propane torches with students. These activities relate to redox reactions, reflection of light, and composition of materials.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Lilac

12:00pm

SECO General Meeting
Tuesday January 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday January 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom

1:20pm

Building & Breaking Bridges - Composites and Young's Modulus
Small groups will build simple bridges – using different simple composites and with different orientations - then test the force required to break them. Results comparison will show why composites are necessary and will use math to predict best design choices.



Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton E

1:20pm

Environmental Literacy
Many of our four legged, six legged, eight legged, and winged neighbors need us to know about them to survive. We are not educating our students about their backyard neighbors. If you don't know who they are how can you care about them or make intelligent decisions about environmental policies.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Juniper C

1:20pm

Exploring Matter and Energy with Nonfiction Texts, Inquiry, and Materials Science
Join us to learn how to integrate nonfiction texts into inquiry-based investigations of matter and energy. Explore ways to connect standards-based investigations to daily life by bringing materials science into your classroom. Enjoy hands-on fun while you learn! Handouts provided.

Speakers
TS

Terry Shiverdecker

Science Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Dr. Terry Shiverdecker taught high school science in Shelby County. She did adjunct work at the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, Lake Campus. Before joining ORC, Terry was director of secondary curriculum and instruction for the Shelby County ESC. Terry received... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Juniper B

1:20pm

Science Through Children’s Literature
This will be a hands-on session which will offer teachers a way to use children’s literature to engage children in science. Science activities aligned with the Learning Standards will be introduced to go along with the literature.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Columbus

1:20pm

The Value of Scientific Explanations for STEM Literacy
The Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) framework is a way for students to explain, in a scientific way, how their observations and data from an investigation are connected to science knowledge. Using CER provides a scaffold for building scientific literacy through expository writing.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton C

1:20pm

AACT: Resources and Opportunities
Scott Hawkins from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) will provide an overview of the teaching resources available through AACT, highlight upcoming professional development opportunities, and take your suggestions and questions.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hawkins

Scott Hawkins

President-Elect, American Association of Chemistry Teachers
I teach Honors and AP Chemistry at St. Ignatius HS in Cleveland, Ohio. I joined AACT in the fall of 2014 when it started. I was appointed President-Elect for the inaugural governing board in the summer of 2015.



Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
New Albany

1:20pm

GLOBE
Connect your classroom to GLOBE - Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment - Program. Participants will learn about GLOBE and its protocols in clouds, surface temperature, and air temperature. Involve your students in citizen science networking encompassing 115 countries. Climb aboard as we teach the next generation of earth system scientists.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Juniper A

1:20pm

Magnetic Moments for Learning
Magnets are much more fun than things to hang on a refrigerator. At their best, they provide the strongest relevant and hands-on ways to explore and build a foundation for understanding the invisible fundamental forces of nature. Explore ways elementary students can measure and test magnetic forces as you also engage in designing ways to test and build with magnets. These investigations are major "attractions" for your students as they build their understanding using their own experiences and data.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Magnolia

1:20pm

NSTA Membership Benefits!
Ever wonder what the benefits of NSTA membership really are?  Exactly what you get for your money?  This presentation will share the many varied aspect of the NSTA website, Learning Center, and oh so much more.  Doorprizes will be given.

Speakers
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Shannon Hudson

NSTA District X Director (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana)


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Gahanna

1:20pm

School & Community Partnerships: Cross-Contextual STEM Learning
Do you want to build community partnerships that enhance classroom STEM learning? Join co-founders of rurally located Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery to engage in hands-on exploration that will highlight the value of accessing informal STEM learning experiences to bridge the gap between school and out-of-school learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hartman

Sara Hartman

Assistant Professor, Ohio University


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton D

1:20pm

STEMware: Champagne Taste on a Rootbeer Budget?
Battle budgetary challenges using Jell-o, Borax and bobby pins for engaging multi-age STEM lessons. Leave with demonstrations and labs linked to current science standards coupled with alternative assessment ideas! Best of all, our materials are in stock at any store!


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lilac

1:20pm

Curious KIDSS
BY INVITATIION ONLY - Curious KIDSS (Kindling Inquiry and Discovery in Science and Social Studies) provides an integrated approach to K-2 curriculum. Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math content is built around environmental education activities found in Growing Up WILD. Session by invitation only.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Cindric

Tracy Cindric

Science Education Specialist, Ohio Resource Center (OSU)
After earning a B.A. from Capital University and an M.A. in teaching biology from Miami University, Tracy taught middle and high school science classes for five years near Columbus. She then taught courses for preservice science teachers at Ohio Wesleyan University and Capital... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 4:00pm
Regent 1

2:15pm

The Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association 'FAMOUS' Rock Raffle
The Annual Rock Raffle is once again being sponsored by the Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association. Come bid on crystals, minerals, rocks, fossils, books, posters, DVD's. Proceeds benefit the Ohio Earth Science Teacher Mini-Grant Program. Three grants up to $250 will be awarded for classroom or lab needs.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom