Science Training Implementing New Science Standards
On January 16, science teachers from across the region participated in the first day of a three-day workshop series at the Gallia-Vinton ESC designed by the Ohio Department of Education to prepare teachers for implementing the new state learning standards in science. Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, titled “Each Child Our Future,” was adopted in 2018 and includes revisions to the academic learning standards. This three-day workshop series provides science teachers with a structured exploration and comparison of the new standards, an overview of best practice pedagogies, as well as guided planning time for determining how their science curricula will be impacted and how best to transition to the new standards. The state’s science assessments will become aligned with the new standards beginning next year (AY 2020-2021). Science teachers from Vinton County Local School District, Wellston City School District, Jackson City School District, Gallia County Local School District, Gallipolis City School District, Symmes Valley Local School District, Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District, and Oak Hill Union Local School District are participating in the workshop. The workshop is being held at the Gallia-Vinton ESC and is being facilitated by Dr. Jacob White.