Grade 6-8 Science
October 2017 Newsletter
September 22nd PD
Departments / Curriculum / Teachers
under Secondary Curriculum PD Days 2017-18
Next PD day is October 20, 2017
Upcoming Gizmo PD's
We will be offering 3 PD opportunities this year on Gizmos: C.E.R., Incorporating the 5E's, Using Science and Engineering. We will also be offering 4 webinars on more introductory subjects. Information on these training opportunities will be coming later.
If you do not know your sign-in information, please just email jnord5257 and I will send you your link information.
Science Fair Opportunity
I am in contact with OSU and they have a team who are interested in working with 1-2 sixth grade teachers to assist them with the science fair. If this interests you, please contact me A.S.A.P. so I can get you in touch with their team.
Time is of the essence if you are interested.
The official date this year is May 15, 2018 at COSI. Jesse will be hosting a Google hangout for those who are registered with him on October 4th from 4:30-5:15. If you cannot make that, he will have a face-to-face meeting on October 12th from 4:00-5:00 at Linmoor Education Center.
Looking for a STEAM challenge for your classes? Contact Mark Miller at the Franklin Park Conservatory and ask him about the Fair Child Challenge. firstname.lastname@example.org 614.715.8030 http://www.fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Outreach-Programs/The-Fairchild-Challenge
Franklin Conservatory offers many opportunities. Check out their website: www.fpconservatory.org
Ohio State's AIR Tests
http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/wp-content/uploads/Test_Specifications_G8_Science.pdf (test specifications)
2017 Released Items: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/
(click on Practice Tests tab at right; sign in as Guest for grade 8; you will find practice tests and 3 years of released items)
Questions about testing? Contact Cathy Holmes, Science Consultant, Ohio Department of Education email@example.com 614-387-0338
Spruce Run Nature Center
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