Grades 9-12

January 2018 Newsletter

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars. We will be hosting our second annual Reimagine Conference on June 6-7, 2018. We will be offering several science opportunities as well as informative general sessions. More information will be coming!
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Resources

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:

http://www.avatargeneration.com/2017/01/15-best-online-presentation-tools-for-students/


https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-classroom-tools-for-presentations-and-slide-shows

Safety Matters

Thank you to those schools who have notified me of chemicals they wished to have removed. If you have any old chemicals that need to be disposed of, please fill in the chemical removal sheet and send it to me. Also, a big thank you to those who have sent me their mercury check sheet. If you have not filled in your mercury check sheet, please do so and return it A.S.A.P. Thank you for helping to make our schools a safe environment for all students

Microscope Repair

Need your microscopes or balances repaired? Please contact me so we can set a time for Mike Schuller to come to your school.
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Department Chair Meetings

Time: 3:30-5:30

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.

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Biology AIR Test Resources


Questions about testing? Contact Cathy Holmes, Science Consultant, Ohio Department of Education

cathy.holmes@education.ohio.gov 614-387-0338

Spruce Run Nature Center

Field Trips and Family Fun:

Dates for Spruce Run are filling up FAST......contact Geri Granger.

Free Family Programming.....

https://www.smore.com/hpfz7-spruce-run-environmental-center


BioBlitz:

Coming this April. Contact Geri Granger for more information. Come be a part of the 24-hour opportunity!

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Winter Time Activities

Check out NEA's "Winter-Themed Classroom Resources." Remember, these are internet resources so be sure to take all safety precautions.


http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/winter-theme-grades9-12.html

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, hallen704@columbus.k12.oh.us

Jennifer Nord, 6-12 Science Coordinator, jnord5257@columbus.k12.oh.us

Geri Granger, K-12 Spruce Run Coordinator, ggranger9556@columbus.k12.oh.us