The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is committed to connecting educators with professional development opportunities that will engage, inspire, and strengthen STEM education in our region.  Explore the many workshops available this fall, offered directly by the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo, our partners, or by other STEM Hubs in Oregon.  Are you a provider of an upcoming opportunity for coastal educators?  Contribute to the list

NGSS Leadership Opportunity

Oregon Science Project's 2017-18 Learning Facilitator Training - seeks to build regional expertise - especially in Oregon’s rural and semi rural regions - for the classroom implementation of the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS). This equity-focused effort, funded by the Oregon Department of Education, will build a cadre of 40 learning facilitators that cover the entire state to provide locally relevant, high quality, K-12 science professional development for their region’s K-12 educators. While emphasis will be placed on selecting educators from Oregon’s rural and semi rural areas, all K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Apply by March 11th. More information

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Sharing the Coast conference Mar 3-5 Waldport For all: Citizen Science is the focus of this annual NAME conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Leigh Torres will sepak Friday evening at 6:30pm, and presentations from other partners continue over the weekend. Conference price ranges from $10-25.

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Tsunami Quest Workshop Mar 8 Astoria Educators and Community Members: Learn to build fun, clue-directed hunts that promote safety awareness on the coast. Following the workshop, participants will make their own Tsunami Quests. Substitute reimbursement available for teachers.

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Oregon Seagrass and Watershed Stewardship Mar 18 Charleston Educators of 6-12th graders: Participants will explore seagrass beds, engage in hands-on activities that they can share with their students, and learn about StreamWebs, a program that bridges STEM studies from the field to the classroom. This training is free; $50 stipend and PDUs included.

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Students in the Lead: Culturally Responsive Teaching Mar 18 Corvallis Educators, join the Oregon Education Association in a day of facilitated learning about how we continue to close the opportunity gap by actively engaging students and empowering them to take ownership of their own learning. Mileage reimbursement available Oregon Coast STEM Hub educators >90 miles from Corvallis.

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NGSS Life Science for MS Science Teachers Mar 18 Portland Middle school Science Teachers: This full-day OSTA workshop will be an active, hands-on experience that demonstrate what NGSS looks like in the classroom. Non-member fee $125 / OSTA $100.

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Early Childhood STEM Investigations Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Apr 4 - May 30 online PreK-Gr 2 in and out-of-school educators: Facilitated by Jennifer Thompson of NSTA, this 6-week evening online course focuses on ways to use quality materials and engaging experiences to help young children explore. Registration and materials free to educators from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub region.

 

Register by Mar 24

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NGSS Earth Science for MS Science Teachers Apr 29 Portland Middle school Science Teachers: This full-day OSTA workshop will be an active, hands-on experience that demonstrate what NGSS looks like in the classroom. Non-member fee $125 / OSTA $100.

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SeaGlide WorkshopOregon Coast STEM Hub logo May 20 Newport Educators of middle, HS, and post-secondary students: Learn how to build a small autonomous underwater glider with your students. For Oregon Coast STEM Hub educators, materials are provided ($100 value) and travel reimbursement is available for those living >90 miles from Newport.

Register by May 10

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Ongoing

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
TI Webinars Various dates Jan - April

online

Texas Instruments offers free webinars at 5pm on various dates through the winter. Register in advance.

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Oceanscape Network Free 1 hr Educator Workshops available

Contact to schedule at your site in Oregon

The Oregon Coast Aquarium provides free 1-hr Oceanscape Network workshops for educators about how to build online student communities and facilitate inquiry-based science projects in classrooms or other programs. More info

 

Summer 2017

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Summer Science and Math Institute Jun 27-30

Corvallis, OR

For middle and high school math and science teachers: This multi-day institute from OSU and the Oregon Department of Education will help teachers develop instructional practices that motivate and engage every student in math and science. There is no registration fee to attend.

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AP Summer Institute Aug 15-18

Bend, OR

Ten courses for AP educators will be offered this summer at the Central Oregon Community College campus. Registration will open by the end of January.

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