December 2017 Newsletter
November 7th PD
Departments / Curriculum / Teachers
under Secondary Curriculum PD Days 2017-18
Department Chair Meetings
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month (except February)
December 13; January 10; February 7; March 14; April 11; May 9
Focus: Best practices of individual schools; STEM; argument-driven inquiry; argumentative writing, incorporating the 5E's of science inquiry, and blended learning
Where: December meeting will be held at Linmoor Education Center, Room #21. We will be conducting a simple lab to learn about the 5E's of Science Inquiry.
Biology AIR Test Resources
- We began applying strategies to the released questions from 2016 and 2017. Check with someone who attended the November 7th PD for more information.
- Look for a folder that will be coming soon in Google Docs for biology teachers with all the resources we have created from the 3 PD's.
- CCS website - Departments - Science - Science Assessments - Biology AIR Resources
- 2017 Released Items: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/ (click on Practice Tests tab at right; sign in as Guest for grade 10; click on Start Biology Spr17 Released Items)
Questions about testing? Contact Cathy Holmes, Science Consultant, Ohio Department of Education
Spruce Run Nature Center
Let's Make Ornaments!
Here are some chemistry labs you can try for the season. Make sure that you are using proper safety precautions if you use any of them.
Office of Teaching and Learning (365-5297)
Sandee Donald, Executive Director
Sharee Wells, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
Heather Allen, K-5 Science Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Nord, 6-12 Science Coordinator, email@example.com
Geri Granger, K-12 Spruce Run Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org