SSEC Director, Carol O'Donnell, to Keynote New York's Center for Innovative Science Education Conference

July 16, 2016

The Onondaga-Cortland-Madison (OCM) BOCES Center for Innovative Science Education will host a conference this November 2016 to help launch the regional implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), which were put before the New York State Board of Regents in mid-June. 

Participants will:

  • Begin to visualize the new standards in action through observation and discussion of live lessons;
  • Develop an understanding of broader contextual factors in K-12 science education; and
  • Gain a perspective of the learning and planning needed to implement the new standards.

The conference will kick off with a keynote address from Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, who will help participants understand the importance of K-12 science education, which is grounded in the new standards, and share the results of their recent large-scale study (LASER i3) that illustrates the benefits of a cohesive, practice-focused science program. Read more