March 2018 Newsletter
Here are some resources to assist you:
Want to have input on the extended standards?
The Ohio Department of Education invites Ohioans to submit suggestions through March 12, 2018 as part of a periodic update process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in Science and Social Studies – Extended. Through the feedback, the Department can ensure the extended standards reflect the experience that Ohio educators and parents have gained with the extended standards during the past five years since they were first adopted. Through this periodic review, our state aims to better prepare students for the changing expectations of their options after high school.
Survey link: https://www.ohio-k12.help/standards/
Don't Miss This Opportunity!
Sue Tenney from Ohio Energy gave some specifics about the Ohio Energy Project:
-they cover substitute and transportation costs up to $360
-the kids will visit the different careers such as a line job
-it is for April and May
-there are 6 dates and 4 locations depending on where you want to take the students
-you can only bring a max of 6 students; that is why they cover your sub expense
-you can get CEUs and up to $100 stipend
Also, they have a program for 7th and 9th grade teachers for the summer. You will tour a power plant. You get a kit worth $450 and CEUs for a 5 hour PD.
See the flyer below:
Skype a Scientist! 30-60 minute Q and A sessions between your students and a scientist in your field: https://www.skypeascientist.com/
Download SmartBoard on your personal computer or laptop! https://education.smarttech.com/products/notebook/download
Online Presentation Tools for Students:
9N-1366728-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Mitosis and Cell Division
9N-1366729-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Genetics and Heredity
9N-1366741-642 Neo/SCI Web-Based Biology Series
9N-1366725-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Photosynthesis and Respiration
9N-1366733-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Classification of Living Things
9N-1366724-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Cell Processes
9N-1366730-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Biology and Chemistry of Living Things
9N-1366734-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Viruses and Bacteria
9N-1366723-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Cell Structure and Function
9N-1366739-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Human Body Systems
9N-1366250-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based States of Matter: Solids and Liquids
9N-1366255-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Heat and Chemical Change
9N-1366248-642 iNeo/SCI Web-Based Chemistry Fundamentals & Techniques
January: Intro, class roles, procedures, how to complete a lab/activity in 45 minutes, inquiry activities, Problem-Based Learning
February: Informal formative assessments, density labs, 5E's of Science Inquiry
March: Differentiation, energy labs, 5E's of Science Iquiry
April: standards and science literacy
May: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning
Columbus Global Academy
Westmoor MS (2368 student views...wow!!!)
Arts Impact MS and Hilltonia MS both had all of their teachers use gizmos (100% usage). They are doing an exceptional job using gizmos regularly with their students.
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!
Spruce Run Opportunities
They will be running a Civil War / underground railroad experience on May 12th. Check out the March Spruce Run Newsletter for details!
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