SECO Conference 2016

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We have a dream...

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, we also have a dream. Our dream is to bring as many people together as possible that have a passion and love for Science Education. We also want to feature sessions that include balanced literacy as an integral component to science education.


Please help share our dream and plan on attending SECO this year! Registration is still open for this years conference held on January 25-26, 2016. We have many great speakers lined up! We hope you can join us.


Find a collection of science activities for this day at Science Net Links



Conference Sessions Balanced with Literacy


Monday, January 25 • 10:45am - 11:35am

BLASTT Blending Literacy and Science Together with Technology

Blending literacy, science, and technology, participants will learn how to meet the needs of diverse learners. Emphasis for this session will be on curriculum and assessment.


Monday, January 25 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Hear ye, hear ye ”Write all about it!”.....in science?

With students are being required to complete so much writing on all state tests, there is no better place to teach evidence based writing than in science.


Monday, January 25 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Integrating ELA and Social Studies into Science

We will demonstrate several lesson plans that integrate social studies and language arts into the science classroom. This will include activities, labs, and lectures that incorporate hands-on learning in addition to direct instruction.


Monday, January 25 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Engineering Happily Ever After

How do you integrate fairy tales with engineering? Come and find out in this hands-on session.


Monday, January 25 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Building Literacy in the Science Classroom through Digital Story Telling and Multi-Genre Project

This session will introduce participants to literacy projects for the science classroom including digital storytelling and genre projects. Examples, rubrics, and guidelines will be provided.



Tuesday, January 26 • 8:00am - 8:50am

Enhancing Science Education Using Content Specific Vocabulary

Participants will deconstruct the Ohio Model Curriculum for Science and identify key terms/words that are vital for content comprehension. Participants will also develop strategies to use key terms/words in their instruction in a manner that support the Ohio Learning Standards for English/Language Arts (Common Core State Standards - English/Language Arts).


Tuesday, January 26 • 8:00am - 8:50am

Science Superheros! Using Picture Book Biographies to Introduce Science Topics

Picture book biographies are works of art that are capable of humanizing abstract concepts, including science concepts. Learn about many new biographies that will entice students into scientific concepts, and provide roll models. Unit ideas, technology tools, and give aways.


Tuesday, January 26 • 11:00am - 11:50am

Literature in Science through Picture Perfect Science and the 5E format

Teach science using a 5E lesson plan through using fiction and non-fiction children's literature with a focus on the Picture Perfect Science program.


Tuesday, January 26 • 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Environmental Literacy

Many of our four legged, six legged, eight legged, and winged neighbors need us to know about them to survive. We are not educating our students about their backyard neighbors. If you don't know who they are how can you care about them or make intelligent decisions about environmental policies.


Tuesday, January 26 • 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Science Through Children’s Literature

This will be a hands-on session which will offer teachers a way to use children’s literature to engage children in science. Science activities aligned with the Learning Standards will be introduced to go along with the literature.



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