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

Sitka Center Educator Residency

This two week residency from Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is designed for certified K-12 educators to spend August 7-21, 2018, on Cascade Head in Otis, Oregon, to develop environmental curricula with a hands-on, creative element. Educators in any discipline, and working for school districts with high underserved or at-risk populations, that seek an opportunity to develop and share lessons in ecology or environmental stewardship are encouraged to apply. Apply by May 21, 2018   Learn more 
 

Renewable Energy Leadership Lab

Each year, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Clean Energy program selects five Pacific Northwest K-12 teachers from a pool of applicants to participate in a training designed to create engaging and relevant renewable energy lessons accessible to teachers across the country. The training will take place throughout the 2018/19 school year. Apply by May 28, 2018  Learn more

Summer 2018

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Oregon Master Naturalist - Coastal Ecoregion June 16-23 Charleston

Adults: This one-week intensive field format course covers rocky intertidal, coastal forests and streams, offshore islands, human history, geology, estuaries, open ocean, and sandy beaches and dunes. It's a Science Camp for adults! Cost: $250; scholarships available.

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Project Based Education & Science Research on Field Trips June 16 Garibaldi Grade 3-12 educators: Explore estuarine habitats and develop project based and science inquiry activities at the Historic US Coast Guard Boat House on Tillamook Bay. Contact Clair Thomas for more information.

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PSU: Computing for Math Teachers June 25- July 1 Portland HS and Community College math educators: This Portland State University summer course is for math teachers who want to incorporate computing into their mathematics courses.

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It's Elementary!Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo July 9-11 Newport

K-5 Educators: This multi-day workshop designed especially for Oregon Coast STEM Hub elementary educators will focus on engineering and innovation through Project Based Learning. Discover teacher-tested resources to help implement activities in your classroom. Travel support, materials and stipend provided to Oregon Coast STEM Hub educator partners. Cost to Register: $30. Stipend: $150.

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SuperQuest Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo July 24-26 Newport K-12 Educators and Volunteers: Oregon Coast STEM Hub is partnering with the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association to bring this FREE 3-day hands-on technology learning opportunity to the coast for OCSH teachers. Refundable registration fee: $50.

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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. Proposal submissions open until May 31. More info
Diving into Oregon's Kelp Forests Aug 3 Newport Gr 6-8 educators: This free interactive workshop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium focuses on the 'underwater forests' that are a dominant ecosystem along the Oregon coast. Curriculum provided. Register
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. Cost to Register: $50. Stipend: $200.

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Science Inquiry at Opal Creek Aug 15-16 1 hr East of Salem, near Detroit Lake K-12 Educators: This free science teacher training focused on field-based science inquiry is offered by Diack Ecology Education Program and Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School. Lodging, meals and stipend included, plus access to apply for additional field trip funding support.

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Ongoing

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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

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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

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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