Monthly Archives: August 2011

Can You Add to the List?

Preparations are underway for the 2011 OSTA Fall Staff Development Conference.  What will YOU share? Now is the time to submit your workshop proposal.  Titles  submitted so far include: Apply STEM with Science Olympiad My Experiment with Standards Based Grading … Continue reading

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The John Glenn Center for Science Education

It’s been nearly a decade since the Glenn Commission produced Before It’s Too Late, its visionary report on the state of science and mathematics education in the United States. The report described the infrastructure and activities needed to produce and sustain first-rate … Continue reading

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New Science PASS Means New OCCT and OMAAP Assessments

From Gaile Loving, OSDE Science Assessment Specialist: As the new PASS standards and objectives are implemented, there is a transition period before the criteria for test alignment with PASS can be completely met. During this transition time, items will be … Continue reading

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FREE Vernier Hands-on Workshops coming to Oklahoma

Free hands-on training to integrate data-collection technology into your science curriculum. Come and experience hands-on training with Vernier’s data-collection technology. Join us for one of our free, 4-hour, hands-on workshops to learn how to integrate our computer and handheld, data-collection technology … Continue reading

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Zero Robotics Challenge

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), along with NASA and DARPA, has announced that an exciting new robotics competition will take place this fall. The 2011 Zero Robotics Challenge for High School Students invites teams of 5 or more U.S. high … Continue reading

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An Invitation from Our Friends South of the Red…

The Science Teachers Association of Texas would like invite the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association to our annual conference: CAST 2011!  We’re hoping that you’ll join us: we’re expecting 7,000+ Texas science teachers and administrators to attend. We’ve booked truly outstanding … Continue reading

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Time To Start – Time to Register

Welcome back to school! And in the rush to get your class ready, learn the names of a new crop of young charges, rework curriculum in light of new testing data, and all the other stuff you gotta get done … Continue reading

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OKRA PSA Contest

Oklahoma High School students are invited to create an audio-video public service announcement to promote awareness about recycling.  This contest is a part of the Oklahoma Recycling Association’s (OKRA) America Recycles Day campaign.  The purpose of America Recycles Day is … Continue reading

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Colleagues -

I thought I might take just a minute to introduce myself since you will be (hopefully) hearing from me regularly. My name is Jody Bowie (even though the name is confusing, I’m a GUY) and I’m the new Science Director … Continue reading

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OSDE Names New Science Director

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has named Jody Bowie as state Science Director, replacing Jana Rowland, who left OSDE to join the staff at Western Technology Center.  Jody recently received his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Nazarene … Continue reading

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