Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2017 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2017 are courses in Brazil. Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master’s degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master’s part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), a master’s degree that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study at one of eight AIP Master institutions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.
This year’s Ohio School Report Cards are expected to be released by the Ohio Department of Education on September 15. The change for 2016 that is getting the most attention is the addition of letter grades for each of the six major components (Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success). The ODE website has a resource page about the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards, including a Report Card Guide and links to search for district and building report cards.
Ohio Energy Project would like bring a real-world approach to hands-on science for your students with the e3 Energy Efficiency program.
The e3 Smart program provides free teacher materials, training and curriculum correlated to Ohio Learning Standards as well as a free energy conservation kit for each student including compact fluorescent light bulbs, shower head, weather stripping, thermometer, etc. The classroom kit includes all of the lab materials for 5 different energy labs and Student Guides with lab sheets, data sheets, background information and assessments. You can see a sample of the student guide at http://ohioenergy.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=6e4697fe081eb16bb9991fe94&id=f7ed425d04&e=39cdf2468
Benefits for Teachers:
- FREE lab materials and teacher resources.
- $100 stipend for 1st year teachers after meeting program requirements, $200 stipend for returning teachers.
- Professional Development and curriculum correlated to Ohio and National content standards as well as Common Core.
- CEU documentation as well as optional graduate credit from Ashland University (at teacher’s expense).
Apply for the program:
- Register online at http://www.ohioenergy.org/educators/efficiency/columbia-gas-energy-efficiency-education
- Canton: September 20th
- Toledo: September 22nd
- Dayton: September 27th
- Columbus: September 29th, October 11th, November 9th
Project WILD and WET Combined Facilitator Workshop
Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, 2016
Mohican Lodge & Conference Center
4700 Goon Road
Perrysville, OH 44864
Participants Will Receive:
- Certification as Projects WILD and WET State-wide Facilitators along with networking with other state-wide EE professionals
- Copies of the both educator guides and secondary modules. Optional 1 semester graduate credit through Ashland University will be available and a certificate will be provided for individual professional development plan credit
- Valuable training in the use of guide activities & materials and how to get children/adults outside experiencing their natural world
Register at the Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO) website.
For more information, contact:
Dennis Clement, Project WET State Coordinator
614-644-2048 or email@example.com
Jen Dennison, Project WILD State Coordinator
614-265-6316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers, Industry, & Environment Conference
Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
October 12–14, 2016
Crowne Plaza Dublin
600 Metro Pl N
Dublin, Ohio 43017
District planning for the November 8, 2016 ballot is in the news:
- Alexander Local Schools
- Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools
- Anthony Wayne Local Schools
- Athens City Schools
- Bay Village City Schools
- Bethel-Tate Local Schools
- Bexley City Schools
- Big Walnut Local Schools
- Canal Winchester Local Schools
- Cincinnati City Schools
- Cleveland Municipal Schools
- Columbus City Schools
- Deer Park Community City
- East Knox Local Schools
- Fairbanks Local Schools
- Fairfield Union Local Schools
- Hilliard City Schools
- Kings Local Schools
- Licking Heights Local Schools
- Madeira City Schools
- Monroe Local Schools
- Northridge Local Schools
- Norwood City Schools
- Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools
- Southwest Licking Local Schools
- St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City Schools
- Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools
- Sycamore City Schools
- Sylvania City Schools
- Walnut Township Local Schools
- West Carrollton City Schools
- Westerville City Schools
- Winton Woods City Schools
- Training Camp: Strengthening Fundamentals in Elementary Education
- Game Time: Tackling Scientific Problems and Pitching Engineering Solutions
- Science Boosters: Taking It to the Next Level
- General sessions from nationally known presenters including Ainissa Ramirez, Lonnie Thompson, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, and Jason Dunion
- Hands-on workshops that enhance on-going development of teachers and school leaders to improve their content knowledge
- Concurrent sessions to promote current best practices in instructional planning and assessment
- Network opportunities to develop relationships within a nationwide professional community of science educators
- Focused sessions on developing partnerships within your community to enhance science instruction.
This letter can help explain to administrators how the conference can be a valuable contribution to your professional development.