April 2018 Newsletter
What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?
The goal of UDL is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs.
By applying UDL principles, teachers can effectively instruct a diverse group of learners. They do this by building in flexibility in the ways learners can access information and in the ways students can demonstrate their knowledge.
Here are some websites that can help:
https://www.udlresource.com/ (excellent resource! Be sure to click on all the links.)
Need to Get Your Gifted Hours?
Summer Employment Opportunity!
Upward Bound is seeking candidates for summer instructors in the following subjects:
· Self-Development Series (Males)
· ACT Prep
Join fellow Google users from across the state for the eighth annual Ohio Google Summit, May 14-15 at The Ohio State University Student Union in Columbus. The conference, hosted by Instructional Technology Integration Partnership of Ohio, includes nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, hands-on sessions with Ohio educational leaders and more opportunities to learn about integrating Google apps in today’s classrooms. Register today:
Project- Based Learning Institute
Take a few days out of this summer to take part in the 2018 Project-Based Learning Ohio Institute, July 24-27 on the New Albany-Plain Local Schools campus near Columbus. The institute is an internationally attended academy that gives educators a chance to learn and create new ways of educating and engaging students to get them ready for college and careers. Among other things, participants will learn the basics of project-based learning, fine-tune their project-based learning practices, acquire skills to support teachers in implementing processes and design strategies to implement project-based learning in their districts and schools.
Don't Forget InfOhio
Cathy Holmes from O.D.E. will be at our May meeting to share the changes to the standards. Bring any questions you may have for her! If you know them in advance, please submit them to me so that I can get them to her ahead of time.
CK-12 for Math and Science Teachers
Are you a math or science teacher who wants to mix up your class with new resources? Do you have students with gaps in knowledge from previous math or science classes? Do you want to learn more about accessing, utilizing, and customizing free CK-12 resources? Join us for this webinar.
https://www.ck12info.org/about/ck12-webinars/ (Scroll down to the Upcoming Webinars)
Interested in Materials Science?
- Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans
- Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering
- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned curriculum
- 4 CEUs, demonstration materials, meals
- Graduate credits: 2 graduate level credits are available through the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Summer Opportunities and Engagement Fair
To provide parents with an understanding of how to:
● best support their students at home
● help students stay engaged over the summer
● access community resources
The library will also be hosting an event at the same time where parents can purchase used books for $1.00 a book.
The science department will be presenting resources to keep kids engaged in summer science.
Student Summer Opportunity
Anatomy and Physiology
An Interesting Event to Attend!
The Museum of Biological Diversity Open House is the premier outreach event in the College of Arts and Sciences of The Ohio State University. Every year we open our doors to the general public for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery. During the event you can get a behind-the-scenes view of our world-class collections (insects, mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals, and animal sounds), plus meet the faculty, staff, and students who study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world. You can also engage in a number of hands-on activities, including our Arthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo, the Bug Drawing Station, and more.
On this site you will find a bit of the history of the Museum Open House, since its inception in 2005.
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,email@example.com
Jennifer Nord, 6-12 Science Coordinator,firstname.lastname@example.org
Geri Granger, K-12 Spruce Run Coordinator, email@example.com