It is not too early to sign up for this great workshop!

The Summer Institute sold out last year before June 10th, so plan to register early! 

Plan now to attend the July 17-21, 2017, Science Olympiad Summer Institute, held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Please Register early as the Institute has sold out early for the past four years!

University Credit: If you are interested in obtaining two (2) hours of Graduate Level Professional Development Credit from the University of the Pacific (Course PEDD 9033), please register online or complete and mail the UOP Course Form. The UOP Registration fee is separate from the Institute fee. The forms are not generally available until after May 1st. Please call the University of the Pacific if you need help at 209-946-2424. See UOP Letter and only contact University of the Pacific with questions regarding credit. Registrants are expected to attend thirty (30) contact hours of instructions and submit a report on how they plan to implement what they have learned related to standards-based student instruction.

Background Information: The annual Science Olympiad Summer Institute (SOSI) is an excellent opportunity for secondary school (grades 6-12) teachers, coaches, event supervisors, tournament personnel and administrators to get the most up-to-date information about all 46 Science Olympiad events. Many Science Olympiad coaches at state and national tournaments attribute their success to concepts learned at the SOSI.  Nearly 100% rate the SOSI as very good or excellent and come away feeling as if their “batteries are recharged!” Comments from previous Science Olympiad Summer Institutes:

“This was my first institute and I loved it! The presenters were absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed the hands-on activities and the discussions with other coaches.”

“I loved the hands-on chemistry opportunities provided in the sessions. Some of the techniques were brand-new to me, so the personal practice and guidance were invaluable! I’ve gained many new resources and ideas for my own classroom as well as for my Science Olympiad students. I plan to return next year!”

“The human resources were the most helpful. I liked the enthusiastic and friendly participants; they were inspiring. I saw competitiveness, but it was in the spirit of bringing out the best in everyone. Thank you!”

Many sessions are presented by by National Event Supervisors and Committee Chairs. The SOSI provides in-depth coverage of all 46 events. Course attendees will experience five days and four nights of sessions and meetings designed to improve any school’s Science Olympiad program and help meet state core curriculum science benchmarks and standards. Registration includes course fee, room and board, and a preview of the incoming Rules for both Division B and C. Educators are eligible to apply for Title 2 Teacher Quality program funds by contacting their school district science curriculum administrator.

Registration for the Broken Arrow Invitational at Oneta Ridge MS is Open

Time to register your team for the Broken Arrow Invitational at Oneta Ridge Middle School on November 19th.
Registration is the first of a two-step process.  Once you have registered (Be sure to print out the registration so you will remember that you’ve already done that), the tournament directors will be able to plan logistics.  The tentative tournament schedule should be posted in a couple of weeks.
Approximately two weeks before the tournament we will post the form for submitting your team roster.  The roster form will close on Wednesday, November 16, but coaches will be able to make substitutions at the door.
Please observe the convention of providing a volunteer Event Supervisor to support this tournament.  It is best if the Event Supervisor is NOT a team coach. We already have a number of Event Supervisors scheduled to operate events, but Sarah Bailey, the BA Tournament Director, will soon post a list of events that need volunteers on Basecamp.  You can communicate with her there.
Now is the time to make sure your business office has followed through with issuing purchase orders/ or checks to pay Science Olympiad memberships. Your team must be a member to participate in this tournament.
And it is not too late to join!  If you are wavering or are not sure if there is enough time to be competitive this year, let me assure you that there is plenty of time and Science Olympiad is best done by plunging straight into it.
Here is the link to the tournament registration form: