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

Looking at fishing NetsFinding The Hook
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

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
SuperQuest July 26-28

Newport, OR

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

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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 satisfaction in teaching. $750 fee.

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Finding the Hook Aug 14-17

Newport, OR

For Gr 4-12 educators: Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, participants will use hands on activities and engagement with the fishing community and researchers to 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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Picture Perfect STEM Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 23, 30 & Sep 13, 20, 27

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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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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Fall/Winter

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Picture Perfect STEMposium / Train the Trainer Oct 12 and 13

Portland

For K-5 educators: Get trained to become a Picture Perfect STEM facilitator so you can get other coastal teaching colleagues started. Cost $999.

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Coastal Learning Symposium Oct 13

Newport

For K-12 teachers and administrators in Lincoln County School District and beyond. This conferences provides educators with content, activities and resources to engage students in learning about the ocean and coast.

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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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Ongoing

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
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