Mar
21
2016

Oklahoma Science Open Education Resource Project – Phase 2 Applications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Aug
31
2015

Announcing Applications for Class 2 OKMath and OKSci Leadership

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education is proud to create and support a dynamic network of Oklahoma Math and Science educators through OKMath and OKSci Leadership. OKMath and OKSci Leadership selects, challenges, develops and educates Oklahoma math and science teachers, instructional coaches, and district curriculum specialists who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related to mathematics and […]

Aug
31
2015

The Oklahoma Science Framework Project: Draft Overviews Released

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education is excited to announce the release of the Oklahoma Science Framework Overviews. In Phase 1 of the Oklahoma Science Framework Project, twenty K-12 teachers partnered with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to develop “Framework Overviews”. The Overviews represent how a small group of teachers, Framework Writers, at a given […]

Feb
15
2015

Melting Ice Investigation

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Every year I allow my students to explore melting of ice. We conduct an investigation where students study how quickly a cube of ice will melt in their bare hands versus a hand with a glove on it. Materials: Ice cubes mittens/gloves data sheet (I made mine, you can find it here: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Melting-Ice-Experiment-Data-Sheet-1700635 ) Optional: Timers for […]

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