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

 

Featured Opportunity

Shipboard Research Experience Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

R/V OceanusSeptember 12-15, 2019
This September, students and educators will be heading out to sea on a four day research cruise on Oregon State University's largest research vessel, the Oceanus. Participants will serve as part of the science party, engaging in all science-related activities including deploying and retrieving oceanographic equipment, conducting marine mammal and seabird surveys, collecting and processing biological samples, entering and visualizing data. 

Apply by June14! Eligible applicants must be:
* high school students from Oregon Coast STEM Hub school districts who will be seniors in September 2019,
* undergraduate students enrolled in an Oregon public university or community college in September 2019, or
* educators from an Oregon Coast STEM Hub high school or community college.

Student application * Educator application 

 

Summer

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 SuperQuest Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo  July 9-11  Newport

This popular three day teacher-led technology training program is coming back to the coast. Includes a continental breakfast, lunch,  21 hours of Professional Development credit, and some classes will also offer graduate credit. Free, with a fully refundable $50 deposit.

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Living With a Volcano... Mt. Rainier  July 22-26

Mt Rainier National Park, WA

Middle school teachers:  This free workshop by US Geologic Survey scientists and national park educators is designed for middle school teachers who teach about volcanoes, volcanic processes, products, and hazards. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the science of Cascade Volcanoes in general and the specifics of Mount Rainier volcano and the hazards associated with living in its shadow. Materials included, graduate credit available.

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Wee Engineering Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 3 Newport Lincoln County Early Childhood Educators: Come learn about Wee Engineering with Boston Museum of Science educators in this free, day of hands-on professional development. We'll explore the Engineering Design Process with very young learners.

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Triggerfish ROV Intermediate Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 5-9 Newport The MATE Center will be running a week-long intermediate level ROV workshop for educators using the Triggerfish ROV. Lodging and lunch included. All participants leave with a Triggerfish ROV; Materials fee is $800 but teachers from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub get a $700 discount so their cost is only $100.

Apply by July 1

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Discoveries at the Edge of the Pacific Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 8 Newport Educators of grades 4-6: Join the authors of Ellie's Strand: Exploring the Edge the Pacific to connect literature with nature journaling, observation, and stewardship field experiences. This in-person summer coastal workshop will be followed by quarterly online community of practice sessions during the school year. Travel reimbursement available for Outdoor School teachers.

 

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NAME Conference Aug 11-15 Port Townsend, WA Formal and informal educators and researchers: The theme for the 2019 annual  Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) conference is "Voyaging Through Changing Waters". Scholarships available. Register

Ongoing

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Cascadia Earthquake Education Online Course self-paced online University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center offers this free, self-paced, on-line
course organized into four modules that
introduce plate tectonics and earthquake science, with specific attention to Cascadia earthquakes and tsunamis. 28 PDUs available.
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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