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 , our partners, or by other STEM Hubs in Oregon. Are you a provider of an upcoming opportunity for coastal educators? Let us know
Who: 4th to 8th grade educators, formal and non-formal
Dates & Times:
• Part 1: Saturday, January 27th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
• Part 2: Saturday, February 10th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Oregon Coast Community College, Newport Cost: Offered at no cost to Oregon educators - PD Us available
At Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center, we center "students as scientists" as they monitor the forest, collecting data used in climate science analysis. During this two-day, hands-on workshop, we will focus on and explore different curriculum, resources, and tools that Yakona employs, and discuss ways that participants can replicate the data collection model at their site. Please plan on attending both days. Participants will receive Project Learning Tree's Explore your Environment guide and Project WILD's K-12 guide. Registration required and will close approximately 1 week prior to the workshop or when full.
What: Professional development & field trip opportunity for 4th/5th grade teachers/classrooms
When: February 24, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See Flyer for Details (pdf)
Details: Yakona Nature Preserve is a living laboratory for natural and cultural history, sciences, and the arts. Students learn about the native Yaqo'n people, colonization, and the harvest of coastal forests. They conduct community science activities, participating in age-appropriate studies that teach them about the important work they as scientists can do by gathering data. Learn how you can engage your students in this amazing learning opportunity.
Observe this course in action
As part of the Oregon Math Project's Oregon Mathways Initiative, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is piloting a +1 high school Financial Algebra course. The Financial Algebra Course engages students with real-world financial applications while maintaining deep mathematical rigor. The 10 units include: Taxes, Checking, Savings, Budgeting, Intro to Investing, Investing Strategies, Types of Credit, Managing Credit, Paying for College and Insurance. This course will be heavily collaboration and project based. Students will be required to use Google Drive docs and sheets on a regular basis. This course has a distinction of Algebra 1 or higher.
If you would like to see this course in action either in person or via Zoom please contact Alisha Powell with Lincoln County School District.
Portland Metro STEM Partnership is holding numerous virtual trainings for the High School Science for All aka "Patterns" courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). Thanks to a STEM Innovation Grant from the Oregon Department of Education, they are able to pay each Oregon high school science teacher participant $50/hour to attend sessions.
The earliest session begins Oct 10 and sessions run through January!
|Teaching About Climate Science||
Sat., Jan. 27, 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|Oregon Coast Community College, Newport, OR||During this two-day, hands-on workshop, we will focus on and explore different curriculum, resources, and tools that Yakona employs, and discuss ways that participants can replicate the data collection model at their site. Please plan on attending both days. PDUs available.||
|Field-Based Science Inquiry Teacher Training||February 17 - 19||Oregon Institute of Marine Biology||This three day workshop will provide hands-on opportunities in the field to develop curriculum tools and strategies that promote student-driven field-based science inquiry projects from K - 12. Attending teachers can also apply for a $2,000 grant ($6000 if you work collaboratively with at least two other teachers) for classroom equipment and resources for field-based inquiry investigations from the Diack Ecology Education Program.||
|Creating Connections at Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center||Feb 24, 2024||Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center||Students learn about the native Yaqo'n people, colonization, and the harvest of coastal forests. They conduct community science activities, participating in age-appropriate studies that teach them about the important work they as scientists can do by gathering data.||
|Field-Based Science Inquiry Teacher Training||August 5 - 7||Molalla Retreat Center||This three day workshop will provide hands-on opportunities in the field to develop curriculum tools and strategies that promote student-driven field-based science inquiry projects from K - 12. Attending teachers can also apply for a $2,000 grant ($6000 if you work collaboratively with at least two other teachers) for classroom equipment and resources for field-based inquiry investigations from the Diack Ecology Education Program.||
Playful Math and Bee Bots for EL
PreK Educators: Join two free workshops: The morning topic is Playful Math for Early Learners, and the afternoon is Using BeeBots with Early Learners. Attend both workshops to obtain lunch and a free BeeBot programmable robot!
|K-8 Design Thinking for STEM Equity||
Feb 16, 23, Mar 7, 21 Apr 4, 25
|online||K-8 educators: Teacher Teams of 2-3 K-8 teachers and administrators from your school will participate in this 6-session guided facilitation and professional learning opportunity to tackle inequities in STEM education. Stipend included.||
Express interest by Jan 20
|Field-Based Science Training||Feb 18-20||Charleston||
K-12 teachers: This free 3-day workshop from the Diack Ecology Education Program and Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School, will provide participants with hands-on activities and resources to promote student-driven inquiry projects. Facilitators will be joined by staff from Vernier, OIMB, Charleston Marine Life Center, South Slough Reserve, and Sunset Bay State Park. Lodging, meals, and opportunities to apply for up to $2000 in grant support are included.
|The Watershed Game Workshop for Educators||
Sat. Dec. 2, 2023
10:00am - 2:30pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center
|Learn how to use The Watershed Game with your students. This workshop is hosted by Oregon Sea Grant, The focus will be on the new Classroom Version - Coast Model that just came out this year. This training is FREE for educators, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required.||
|Exploring Ocean Mysteries||
Dec. 5, 2023 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dec. 6, 2023 5:30pm - 7:00pm
|Webinar||What do world-traveling plastic toys, biodiversity in the deep sea, climate change and the last great unexplored area on Earth have in common? The critical need for ocean literacy! This is an overview workshop of the new curriculum, "Exploring Ocean Mysteries: From Dynamic Shores to the Deep Sea." This curriculum has 17 educational lesson plans targeted for grades 5-8 and adaptable for grades 4-12.|
Free K-12 Earthquake Science Professional Development Opportunity - self paced & online
The University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center offers a self-paced online course about plate tectonics, earthquake, and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest. Download a flyer. To register, contact Bob Butler, University of Portland Professor Emeritus at [email protected]
Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) facilitators provide virtual and in-person professional development workshops for PreK-12 educators throughout Oregon on a variety of environmental education topics. Visit the Facilitator Information page and fill out an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all open positions are filled.