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 winter, 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

Winter 2018

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Marine Debris Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Jan 20 Newport For Gr 6-12 educators: Engage in hands-on activities from the Marine Debris STEAMSS curriculum developed for the Oregon Coast, and explore locally-available educational materials that can be checked out and used with students. This is part of the MWEEs By the Sea series. Stipend included.

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Finding Fish 3 day course: Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23 Charleston For K-12 classroom or preservice teachers and informal educators: Immerse yourself in science at South Slough NERR in this Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop series. Cost $35; Stipend included.

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Register by Jan 19

Marine Debris Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Jan 27 Astoria For Gr 3-8 educators: Engage in hands-on activities from the Marine Debris STEAMSS curriculum developed for the Oregon Coast, and explore locally-available educational materials that can be checked out and used with students. This is part of the MWEEs By the Sea series. Stipend included.

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Diving into Oregon's Kelp Forests Jan 27 Newport For Gr 6-8 educators: This free workshop from the Oregon Coast Aquarium will provide resources to conduct hands on investigations of kelp forest ecosystems with students. Register
Picture Perfect STEM Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Jan 31, Feb 7, 21, 28 & Mar 7

Online

For K-6 educators: Learn how to teach STEM and reading using picture books. This 5 week NSTA Press online course is FREE to educators from Oregon Coast STEM Hub partner districts; download and send in the paper form. Graduate credits available at your own cost. Questions? Contact ruth.mcdonald@lincoln.k12.or.us

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Watershed Monitoring & Habitat Restoration Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Feb 3 Coquille For Gr 3-8 educators: Engage in hands-on activities from Streamwebs and the Oregon Coast Education Program, and explore locally-available educational materials that can be checked out and used with students. This is part of the MWEEs By the Sea series. Stipend included.

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Forest Ecology Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Feb 9 Lincoln City For PK-Gr. 5 formal and informal educators: Explore Project Learning Tree and Project WILD resources and activities in this ONREP training that is free to Oregon educators. Substitute reimbursement is available. Register
Climate Change Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Feb 17 Port Orford For Gr. 4-12 educators: Engage in hands-on activities from the Oregon Coast Education Program curriculum developed for the Oregon Coast, and explore locally-available educational materials that can be checked out and used with students. This is part of the MWEEs By the Sea series. Stipend included.

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Forest Ecology Feb 26 Astoria For PK-Gr. 5 formal and informal educators: Explore Project Learning Tree and Project WILD resources and activities in this ONREP training that is free to Oregon educators. Substitute reimbursement is available. Register
Watershed Science Workshop Mar 21 Florence This training from Siuslaw Watershed Council will focus on empowering teachers to plan and lead watershed field trips with students. Substitute reimbursement available for the first 15 teachers to register.

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Spring/Summer

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
MBARI EARTH Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo June 24-29, 2018 Newport

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH) is providing this free, week long training focused on at-sea data collection. Teachers will work with researchers to develop ways to use data in the classroom. Stipend provided; space is limited. Plan ahead...applicants need to teach a MBARI lesson in the classroom in order to write a short evaluation and reflection about it in the application.

Apply by Feb 28
Using Geo-Inquiry to Explore Environmental Issues Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo July 16-20

Port Orford

Grade 4-12 Educators: This multi-day educator workshop from Portland State University's  Center for Geography Education in Oregon focuses on using a geographic inquiry and systems thinking approach to explore a variety of coastal hazards in Oregon, including earthquakes, tsunamis, aquatic invasive species, and wildfires. Cost $100; Lodging and meals included. Graduate credit available.

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Apply by Feb 2

NAME Conference July 28- Aug 2

Portland

The 2018 Northwest Aquatic Marine Educators (NAME) annual conference will be held in Portland. This is the regional conference for the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), and offers engaging sessions of interest to both formal and informal educators. More info coming soon
Finding the Hook Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 13-16 Newport

Grade 4-12 educators: Join us as we engage with the fishing community, researchers, and natural resource managers to explore the complex issues surrounding Oregon's fisheries. This 4-day workshop will include field-based and classroom activities such as data collection, dock walks, engineering challenges, lab tours, fish printing, and seafood sampling.

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Ongoing

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Texas Instruments Webinars Tuesdays 5pm online Free live TI webinars are designed to help you get the most out of using TI products in math and science classrooms. Topics vary. More info
NGSS Science Teaching At your own pace

online

In this UO Real Solutions course, Dr. Bryan Rebar from UO STEM CORE translates the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 teachers into easy-to-understand, bite-size pieces, and provides guidance to adapt your current lesson plans to meet the vision of the new standards. Enroll in all four modules ($199) or a subset ($69 each).

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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