Teacher Resource Page
Access to: Grade Level Teacher Resource pages, Science Kit Book List, OCM BOCES Curriculum Resource Center, NYSED ...
Training Schedule and Registration: Science and Health
View the training schedule and/or register for a session.
We are now using My Learning Plan for all training registrations. Click on the link below if you would like to watch a video of how to do this! MLP (My Learning Plan Video)
News and Notes (ELS AND ILS Test Training)
Visit this page for information about the upcoming ELS and ILS Test administration dates and training on administering/scoring the performance section.
Science Kit Scheduling:
Online scheduling for the 2013-2014 school year is now open. You can use the links below to access the log-in screen.
There should be a user name and password on the top right hand corner of the Scheduling Worksheets.
You can access the Science Center Teacher Trainer, Darlene Devendorf, via Skype. Either jump on to see if Darlene is available for a chat or arrange a chat ahead of time by contacting the Science Center. Video call address: darlene.devendorf NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Resource page)
Next Generation Science Standards Timeline:
The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was available from May 11-June 1.
January 8, 2013 - Second draft released with 3 week public comment period.
March 2012 - Next Generation Science Standards finished and released - NYSED will have to decide whether to adopt the NGSS as released.
Click here to view a one page overview of the roles of the key organizations in the standards development process.
Exploring Science Content Leveled Readers
Common Core for ELA: Informational Text Related to Science
Project: Reading for Science Content
The OCM BOCES Science Center has investigated options of content leveled readers that align with our science kits and provide informational text for the Common Core ELA Standards. We have multiple readers from a variety of vendors available for you to examine.
We have been able to increase our collection and update our data list. The list, titled "Science Kit Book List", can be accessed from our "Science Resource Links" page.
Contact us to view our collection: 315.433.2671, or call with further questions.
Have you found a Science Center Book or
a commercially published Teacher Guide in your room?
To help us keep our costs down - please return these to us
utilizing the inter-office (BOCES) mail system.