January 2018 Newsletter
Frustrated by trying to find a "one-stop shop" for resources? Check out this FREE resource: www.ck12.org
It has several resource items. Included are online textbook links (FlexBook), PLIX, study guides, videos, readings, and practices. You can even search by your state standards.
Online Presentation Tools for Students:
Department Chair Meetings
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month (except February)
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: January meeting will be held at Linmoor Education Center, Room #21. We will be exploring inquiry.
Biology AIR Test Resources
- Strategies have been applied to the released questions from 2016 and 2017.
- Check the folder in Google Docs for all the resources we have created for you! Thank you to all the biology teachers who helped put together these resources. Please send me any lesson ideas you have to add to the unpacked PLD's so we can share them with all the biology teachers! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iMTcxPo4gOpUTMXjzADNqCinN97THwxq
- 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
Field Trips and Family Fun:
Dates for Spruce Run are filling up FAST......contact Geri Granger.
Free Family Programming.....
Coming this April. Contact Geri Granger for more information. Come be a part of the 24-hour opportunity!
Winter Time Activities
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