The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is committed to connecting educators with professional development opportunities that will engage, inspire, and strengthen STEM/CTE 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? Let us know

FEATURED PROJECTS

NW Natural Clean Energy Fellows

Grade 3-12 Educators from the NW Natural Service Territory: CE is seeking a cohort of teacher leaders to learn about and develop rigorous curriculum around renewable natural gas and renewable hydrogen topics. These individuals will learn the intricacies behind decarbonization efforts in the Pacific Northwest while building tools to engage students in critical thinking around complex energy topics. Kickoff meeting September 28. Stipend included. CE is a national clean energy, career connected education program from Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

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Murdock Trust Partners in Science

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High school science teachers are invited to apply to work alongside OHSU scientists on real-world laboratory research. The Partners in Science program is especially for teachers who are interested in taking part in biomedical research over two summers and developing a working relationship with scientists while being well compensated for their findings and contributions. Five scientists from the OR National Primate Research Center at OHSU have expressed interest (COVID-permitting) in mentoring teachers in the coming summer through this program. Interested teachers can contact Diana Gordon, Education Manager at the Primate Center (gordondi@ohsu.edu) or visit the Murdock Trust website for more information. 

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Fall

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"The Story of Plastic" webinar series for educators Sept 21 - Oct 19 online Educators of Grade 6 and up: Algalita has designed a free webinar series built around this documentary film to help you engage your students on the topic of plastic pollution. They will send you a free screening link for you and your students to watch the film anytime during the two weeks between the first and second webinar. There are three webinars in all, and #2 and #3 include your students.

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Harmful Algal Blooms Sept 23 at 11AM online HS and postsecondary educators: Bring researchers into your classroom and give students a window into the process of scientific inquiry. Join us for an informal chat with researchers studying Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Find out who they are, how they got interested in HABs and the research questions they are asking about HAB effects on freshwater ecosystems. Includes Instructor's Guide.

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StarTalk Live Sept 23 at 4:30PM online Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice from StarTalk as they give two live astrophysics science lessons using PocketLab Notebook.  Register
Picture Perfect Science Online Course Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 28 at 4-6PM online K-5 Educators: Learn how to use picture books to teach science. This five week online course models Picture Perfect Science lessons and includes e-book materials. Cost $175 Learn More
Renewable Natural Gas and Hydrogen Energy Sept 28 online Educators: Join a unique collaborative course where you will learn about the breakthrough technologies of Renewable Natural Gas and Hydrogen. The Sept 28 kickoff meeting is the first of four parts of the course. Stipend included.

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Capturing Outdoor Opportunities Oct 6 and 15 online Formal and informal educators of grades 3-5:  Are you looking for strategies to engage your students in environmental education when you can’t take them outdoors? In this ONREP workshop, participants will explore different strategies for virtual and hybrid learning using Project Learning Tree resources as a springboard.  Synchronous and asynchronous sessions will guide you through PLT’s 3rd-5th grade Energy in Ecosystems E-unit and will offer opportunities to develop digital facilitation strategies and skills to apply in your own educational context. Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and non-formal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available. Register
OSTA/WSTA Virtual Conference Oct 9-10 online The Oregon Science Teachers Association is partnering with their Washington state counterpart to hold this year's annual educator conference online. This year's theme is "Science Takes Center Stage". Registration is $10 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

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Climate Change at the Land-Sea Interface Oct 13 at 11AM online High School Educators: This "Live from the Field" event is presented by The Virtual Field from the Organization of Biological Field Stations, an international collaboration that gives undergraduate students virtual field experiences in a variety of ecosystems. In this session, join researchers who study how climate change is affecting rocky intertidal zones in Oregon, California, and Maine.

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NAAEE Virtual Conference Oct 13 - 17 online The 49th North American Association for Environmental Education will be held online this year. Share your thoughts on how the organizers can create a virtual conference that will best meet your needs by filling out this short survey (link is external). Learn more
Carbon & Climate, a complex issue Oct 21 and 28 online Educators of grade 5-8:  Join ONREP as we use the Project Learning Tree Carbon & Climate  E-Unit to explore how educators can engage students in hands-on outdoor activities that help them to accurately collect and convey climate data, and engage them in thinking critically about issues related to climate science.  Participants who attend the entire workshop will receive permanent access to PLT’s Carbon and Climate E-unit. Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement potentially available. Register
Teaching Energy in Ecosystems Oct 22, 29, and Nov 12 online Formal and informal educators of grades 5 and 6: Join ONREP for an exploration of energy in ecosystems for 5th & 6th grade! We will be utilizing Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) ‘Energy in Ecosystems’ E-Unit, diving into activities and lessons in addition to supplemental materials that meet the needs of your students and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As a participant of this workshop you will receive permanent access to PLT’s E-Unit. Registration required.  Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDU’s available. Substitute reimbursement available. Register
TI Virtual Summit Oct 24
7:30am - 1:00PM
online Educators: This Texas Instruments summit includes two in-depth sessions plus a “Lunch and Learn” session to support math, science and STEM educators teaching in a virtual- or blended-learning environment. You can choose from four topics offered during each session time to personalize your summit experience. Cost: $125

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Ongoing

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Project Learning Tree self-paced online Project Learning Tree online courses provide high-quality professional development experiences. Each self-paced course is 3 to 6 hours long.  Learn more