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

Featured Summer Opportunity

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Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEAM) Using Oregon's Sustainable Fisheries
August 14 - 17, 2017 in Newport, OR

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. Most meals are provided. Housing is available for participants traveling more than 50 miles from Newport. Boots and rain gear are recommended each day. The cost is $50, and all participants will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the workshop. Register at http://tinyurl.com/FindingTheHook or contact Tracy Crews with questions. Download a flyer

Summer 2017

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Intro to Place-Based Education Design Jun 17

Portland, OR

For teachers: This is part one of a three-part series, in which teachers will learn the basics of how to create and implement a place-based unit in their school with support from expert teachers. Stipends and materials are provided. This PD is provided by Southwest Charter School and is funded by a grant from Oregon Department of Education.

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NGSS Earth Science for MS Science Teachers Jun 20

Albany, OR

For Gr 6-8 educators: Explore how lessons in earth sciences can be three-dimensional, active and hands on.

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Wonder and Collaborate for Next Generation Jun 26

Albany, OR

For K-6 educators: Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using science to promote language and literacy learning for all students.

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SuperQuest  Jun 26-28

Newport, OR

For K-14 educators: This free workshop from Oregon Computer Science Teachers focuses on hands on STEM and CTE learning. Full description above.

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Biology for the Next Generation June 26-27

Albany, OR

For HS educators: Explore three-dimensional learning and experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content and integrate engineering and student-centered learning experiences.

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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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NGSS for Elementary Teachers (Newport) June 28 - Aug 9

Newport, OR and online

For K-6 teachers: This hybrid online and in-person summer course from PSU focuses on Systems and Interactions. Tuition reimbursement made possible through funding from the NGSS Specialists Oregon Math and Science Partnership grant. 4 graduate credits available.

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Making Outdoor School and Integral Part of the Learning Progression June 29

Tillamook, OR

For 5th or 6th grade Oregon teachers whose students will attend Outdoor School next year. This free workshop from Oregon Natural Resource Education Program will help you learn methods and strategies to enhance and extend Outdoor School experiences. Similar workshops held in other parts of the state.

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NGSS for Elementary Teachers (Portland) June  - Aug

Portland, OR and online

For K-6 teachers: These two hybrid online and in-person summer courses from PSU focuses on 1) Energy and Matter, or 2) Change Over Time. Tuition is covered and 4 graduate credits are available. Tuition reimbursement made possible through funding from the NGSS Specialists Oregon Math and Science Partnership grant. 4 graduate credits available.

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Oregon Math Leaders Conference Aug 4-5

Salem, OR

For OCTM teachers: Take in ideas and strategies for teaching mathematics, and share your own knowledge and love of teaching. Reimbursement for up to 12 Oregon Coast STEM Hub teachers is available; Apply by June 2.

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Oregon's Rocky Shores Aug 5

Newport, OR

For upper elementary teachers: This free training from the Oregon Coast Aquarium will help educators develop strategies for teaching about tidepool organisms in the classrom and at the beach.

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Stanford Academy for Excellence in Teaching in Biological Sciences Aug 6-11

Ashland, OR

For Gr 7-12 biology teachers: At Southern Oregon University, participants will learn to design and build AP/NGSS/STEM curriculum which will engage students, improve their understanding of concepts, and enhance participant’s satisfaction in teaching. $750 fee.

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Finding the Hook Aug 14-17

Newport, OR

For Gr 4-12 educators: Through hands on activities and engagement with the fishing community and researchers, participants will learn how to teach STEAM through the topic of Oregon's Sustainable Fisheries. $50 fee to participate; $200 stipend awarded upon completion.

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Summer Earthquake Education Course Aug

online

For educators: This free self-paced online course from Portland State University will focus on Cascadia earthquake and tsunami hazards. Lesson plans are designed for middle school students, but can be adapted to elementary and high school audiences.

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Ongoing

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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