Science Newsletter

April 4, 2016

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Oklahoma STEM Teacher Conference

Registration Open April 1, 2016, for Oklahoma STEM Teacher Conference

Registration for this Oklahoma STEM conference opens April 1, 2016, and will be available on the Rose State College website. This conference is open to all Oklahoma STEM teachers grades 5-12 and will be held July 26-28, 2016, at Rose State College. Attendees will have a selection of tours each day.

  • Day One: Boeing Systems Integration Lab/energy industry tours and OERB workshops
  • Day Two: Dell, Ben E. Keith and Macklanburg-Duncan tours and Ag in the Classroom workshops
  • Day Three: OMRF, OK Blood Institute and OSBI/UCO Forensic Lab tours, as well as grant presentations


Accommodations will be provided at a local Midwest City hotel or Rose State College. There will be opportunities for fun, learning, professional development and networking. Each teacher will receive meals, accommodations, a $100 stipend, a $125 PITSCO gift certificate and a chance to win a $750 PITSCO grant. This conference is made available by the Oklahoma Education & Industry Partnership.


Contact Ben Robinson at (405) 812-1292 or sentryonellc@aol.com for more information.

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PDGeek

Do you love professional development? Then you just join the PDGeek Facebook group! This is a group for learning about all of the PD opportunities available around the state. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509921985966891/

Oklahoma STEM Teachers Grades 5-12 Experience

Oklahoma Education & Industry Partnership Presents: Oklahoma STEM Teachers Grades 5-12 Experience, 7/28-30

Location: Rose State College Agriculture & Bioscience

Registration: http://rose.formstack.com/forms/oeip_registration__2015

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Important Dates

  • OSTA/OCTM Conference- June 10


  • Middle school benchmark windows: May 9-14 (no May benchmark for 8th grade)
  • High school benchmark windows: May 9-14 (no May benchmark for Biology/PreAP Biology)
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Updated curriculum documents

The following curriculum documents are located in the appropriate folder on the R drive:


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Get connected!

Before you continue reading, drop what you are doing and rush over to Facebook to join our EPS science communities! They are #EPSsciSecondary and #EPSsciK-8. (Middle school teachers, you get to belong to TWO fabulous communities!) This is a space for you to ask questions and share resources and ideas.


And for those of you Tweeters (Twitterers?), you can connect with other EPS science teachers using the hash tag #EPSstem. I would also encourage you to use this hashtag to show off all of the cool things that are going on in your class! And don't forget to follow the official EPS science page @EPSscience while you're there.


There might be random awesome gifts given to frequent social media users. (hint, hint)