Science Olympiad Summer Institute
Plan now to attend the July 14-18, 2014, 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!
- Registration Form for 2014
- Pay online
- Tentative Schedule for July 14-18, 2014 as of 4/7/14 (PDF)
- Tentative Meals sample from 2013
- Participant list as of 3/25/14
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 the UOP Credit Forms by Mail. (There is an additional fee to receive these credits.) Please call the University of the Pacific if you need help at 209-946-2424 - see UOP Letter. Or call Deb as 630-792-1251 for a UOP Form that you can complete and bring with a check to the Institute.
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!"
Run by National Event Supervisors as well as board and advisory committee members, the SOSI provides in-depth coverage of 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 of No Child Left Behind by contacting their school district science curriculum administrator and can apply to receive two course credits from the University of the Pacific.