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: PolarTREC

Work with scientists in polar regions! PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. Applications are now being accepted from middle and high school teachers to participate in the 2019-2020 field season. Find out more about the program at and be sure to apply before the September 24 deadline.



Fall 2018


Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
NOAA Planet Stewards Webinar: The Soil Story Sep 4
online Middle school educators: How would you like to teach your students about a solution to global warming that is right under their feet? Join this free webinar entitled "The Soil Story: Unearthing Connections Between Climate Change, the Food We Eat, and Human Health" and explore a free, online middle school unit focused on carbon balance. Register
Beyond Dissolving Shells in Acid Sep 18
online Upper elem to high school educator: Are you looking for ways to teach about ocean acidification? In this free 1 hour SOARCE webinar, learn about a review of 90+ existing resources, identified gaps, and best practices. Register
Reflecting on Practice coaching workshop Sep 19-20 Portland Informal science educators: Understand the latest science and pedagogy about how people learn. Scholarships available for all participants.



Digital Transition Discussion Sep 20  Portland K-12 educators: This free event from The Learning Counsel will focus on the next stage of school transformation:  Digital Curriculum Content and Digital Analytics.



Picture Perfect Science Online 5 week course Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Sep 26, Oct 3, 17, 24 and Nov 7 online K-6 educators: Learn how to teach STEM and reading through picture books. This course is offered from 4-6pm over five Wednesdays in the Fall. Materials included. Cost: $175 but Oregon Coast STEM Hub educators will be reimbursed after successful completion of the course. Graduate credit available.



2018 Environmental Education Conference Sep 28-30 Canby Network, explore and celebrate EE at the annual conference. The focus is "Exploring Our Connections through Environmental Education". Register
47th NAAEE Annual Conference Oct 9-13 Spokane, WA This year's focus is "EE: A Force for the Future". Register
NW Marine Technology Summit Oct 10-12 Newport Opportunities for businesses, researchers, and students from throughout the Pacific NW to visit with regional innovators in the field and network with like-minded individuals about marine technology sector issues.

Call for Submissions ends Sep 10

Making Waves: OSTA and Coastal Learning Symposium Oct 12-13 Newport

The Oregon Science Teachers Association and Oregon Coast Aquarium are teaming up to present a joint educator professional development conference in Newport called "Making Waves". Presentations and field trips are focused on STEM and ocean literacy.

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Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
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
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