Volunteer for ODE Science Learning Standards working group by November 14

October 20, 2016

As part of the process of updating Ohio’s Learning Standards, the Ohio Department of Education is looking for educators to serve on working groups that will write the proposed revisions in 2017.

Volunteers can apply through November 14 on the ODE website.


EECO Annual Conference Call for Presenters

October 13, 2016

Environmental Education Conference of Ohio Annual Conference
April 6–9, 2017
Deer Creek State Park

Call for Presenters: Proposals due November 18. For more information, see the Call for Presenters flier.


STEMposium November 29 in Cuyahoga Falls

October 11, 2016



NWO Symposium November 19 in Bowling Green

October 5, 2016

The Northwest Ohio Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (NWO) will hold its annual NWO Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching on November 19 at Bowling Green State University. For more information, see the program flier and visit the NWO website.


EECO environmental ed conference October 8

October 4, 2016

“101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard” Educators’ Conference
Saturday, October 8, 2016
YMCA Camp Kern
Oregonia, OH
Cost: $30 (includes all sessions, programs, meals, and overnight accommodations

Program flier

6:30pm Check in and move into cabins or pitch a tent
nothing formal: Hike, Climb Pete’s Tower, relax
8:30pm Bring a snack and beverage and socialize in front of cabin 19
7:00am Bird Walk with Huck Ford and Alli Shaw
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Registration and social time
8:50am Gathering and announcements
9:00am Morning Keynote Presentation: The Nature Kids Institute, Balancing Technology with Nature by Natalie E. Reder
10:15 – 11:45am Small Group Session I
Noon Lunch
12:50pm Gathering and announcements
1:00 to 2:30pm Small Group Session II
2:45 to 4:15pm Small Group Session III
4:30 to 5:15pm Group Discovery Hike
5:30 pm Dinner
6:45 to 8:15pm Evening Keynote Presentation: Science, Skepticism, and Challenging Assumptions by Ken Bowald
8:30 – 9:30pm Campfire, Songs and Stories – Mr Jim Viles, Master of Ceremonies
9:45- ??? Post-campfire gathering and snacks in front of cabin 19
7:00am Bird Walk with Huck Ford and Alli Shaw
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am – Noon River Hike and/or Little Miami River Canoe Trip

To register or for more information, please contact:
Dave Moran at dmoran@daytonymca.org
513-932-3756 x 1527

Allison Shaw at shaw@metroparks.net



CRCST Fall Conference November 5 at Holden Arboretum

October 3, 2016

The Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers (CRCST) will hold its Fall Conference on Saturday, November 5 at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH. To register, visit the CRCST website.


NSTA webinar on ESSA October 5

October 2, 2016

The new federal education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA—promises big changes to K-12 science and STEM education teaching and learning. At this joint web seminar — hosted by the National Science Teachers Association, the STEM Education Coalition, and STEMx –state and national STEM leaders will discuss key STEM provisions in ESSA with the goal of informing STEM state leaders, STEM professionals, and science and STEM teachers about the new federal education law. The seminar will also provide tips on how these stakeholders can engage and advocate for STEM programs in their communities and keep STEM education a top priority as states, districts, and schools transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

To register, visit the NSTA website.