Dec
10
2016

Guest Blogger: Heather Johnson, Inquiry & 3 Dimensional Science Learning

INQUIRY & 3 DIMENSIONAL SCIENCE LEARNING August 14, 2016 Don’t teach this linear method! Teaching students how to “do science” using the old, linear scientific method is not truly reflective of how scientists study the world around them. The scientific method gives a false sense that there is a step-by-step process for how to approach research, […]

Nov
8
2016

OKSci Toolkit

Wouldn’t it be nice for everything to be in one spot? Well now it is! If you’re looking for a quick, linkable resource that connects you to the most important happenings in the Oklahoma science education community, we’ve got you covered with the OAS-Science Toolkit. Enjoy!

Sep
6
2016

Guest Blogger, Heather Johnston: USING PHENOMENA TO ENGAGE STUDENTS

Today we have Guest Blogger, Heather Johnston! She writes her own blog, Teaching Elements- Secondary Science Instructional Strategies and Resources, www.teachingelements.com Heather is a high school Chemistry teacher in Norman, OK. The term “phenomena” is the newest buzzword in many education circles, including science. You know what I think of every. single. time. I hear […]

Mar
21
2016

Oklahoma Science Open Education Resource Project – Phase 2 Applications

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is seeking science educators to participate in Phase 2 of the Open Education Resource (OER) Project for science. The Oklahoma Science OER Project began last year with Oklahoma educators working to complete Phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 of the project will engage educators in reviewing the work […]

Mar
21
2016

PD on Your Plan

Transitioning to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science: Updated Mar 9th, 2016 Introduction: Many teachers from around the state are beginning to take a look at the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Education in March 2014 and signed into law by Governor Fallin in June of 2014. […]

Mar
21
2016

OKSci Virtual Meeting

OKSci Virtual Meetings:  March 24th and March 25th We will be hosting the OKSci Virtual Meetings Thursday and Friday this week. We have a lot of new resources being released in the next two weeks to support teachers and districts with the implementation of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and we’d like to provide […]

Feb
19
2016

OSTA/OCTM Summer Conference 2016

The OCTM/OSTA summer conference is Friday, June 10th, 2016 @ OSU-Tulsa!  You can now register to attend by mail or via one of our websites. OCTM – Oklahoma Council of Teacher of Mathematics: www.okctm.org OSTA – Oklahoma Science Teachers Association: osta.wildapricot.org   Want to present at the OCTM/OSTA summer conference on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at […]

Feb
12
2016

Thinking with Crosscutting Concepts

Have you ever learned about something from another teacher, a reading or through professional development that fundamentally caused you to rethink your teaching practice? That’s exactly how I feel about the crosscutting concepts that were recommended as a dimension of science teaching and learning in The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The Framework outlines seven […]

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