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


Oregon Marine Scientist and Educator Alliance (ORSEA)

The ORSEA education project connects math and science educators with scientists to create and pilot lessons centered around marine-focused anchoring phenomena. Applications are now being accepted from middle and high school math and science teachers who are interested in being part of the 2021-22 ORSEA cohort. Teachers who participate receive a $1500 stipend. Visit the ORSEA website to see examples of lessons from past years of this project. Apply by October 15, 2021.

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Rural STEAM Leadership Network Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub participates in the Rural STEAM Collaborative which is led by Central Oregon STEM Hub. The Rural STEAM Leadership Network is an opportunity for K-8 educators and administrators to join together in creating new educational leadership opportunities in Oregon by leveraging the Oregon Science Project model of educator leadership and a Rural Learning Collaborative model of collaboration to increase STEAM opportunities and access for Oregon's rural and remote communities. Learn more

Clean Energy Fellows

Program Timeline: August 9, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Applications open now, acceptances made on a rolling basis

CE- Clean Energy, Bright Futures is currently recruiting K-12 teachers for a paid opportunity to develop customized programs in clean energy for their students in the 21-22 school year. The three Clean Energy Fellows cohorts are an opportunity for teachers to work as part of a broader network, engage with local utilities and industry, and acquire professional development. Teachers participating will receive:

  • $3,000-5,000 stipend
  • $2,000 materials budget
  • Access to industry and education experts for consultation on their projects
  • Collaboration and training opportunities with educators nationwide

Eligibility Criteria:
The program is open to employed educators (classroom or out-of-school time) or district support staff (TOSA, Coach, Instructional Facilitator, etc.) that serves students within customer-owned utility territory (Bonneville Power Administration service area) in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana.

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Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
CS K-5 Summit Sept 22 at 12PM online K-5 Educators and Admins: Find out how EVERY elementary school can start or enhance computer science and family engagement programs this year.  Register
Partners in Science Meet & Greet Sept 22 at 4:30PM online HS Science Teachers: Learn about the Partners in Science Program, a MJ Murdock Trust opportunity which supports teachers working in science labs for two summers. Attend the one-hour virtual meet and greet for more information. Register through OSTA.



Bringing Citizen Science to the Coastal Classroom Sept 25 & 26 online Upper Elementary through HS educators: Join the Coastal Almanac for a weekend course introducing teachers to a range of coastal citizen science projects that are actively gathering data. Stipend included.

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Register by Sept 10

NASA 3D Thursdays Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2 at 5PM PT  online K-12 Educators: On the first Thursday of each month, learn how to enhance your role as a STEM educator and leader through paid fellowship opportunities at Federal agencies. Led by Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows, including Oregon's Kama Almasi (formerly from Lincoln County School District and Oregon Coast STEM Hub!)



Coastal Learning Conference Oct 8 online

Oregon Coast Aquarium's annual conference focuses on ocean literacy and coastal science for K-12 educators. This year's theme is "Using the Ocean to Renew the Joy in Learning". Interested in presenting? Submit a proposal.

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Oregon Afterschool Conference Oct 21-23 online Oregon ASK is collaborating with 7 other states to produce a two-day conference filled with sessions including, STEM equity, social-emotional learning, and behavior management. Multi-state sessions will occur on October 21st and 22nd; Oregon only sessions that align with Oregon Registry will occur on October 23rd. Cost: $99

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NSTA Conference Oct 28-30 Portland National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is planning an in-person conference in Portland in October, which "will include everything you remember from pre-pandemic conferences, including our famous Exhibit Hall and exhibitor workshops as well as hundreds of presentations and sessions." Cost: $215 for NSTA members who register by the earlybird Sept 17 date.

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Exploring the Salmon Story Nov 2 and 4 online Educators of grades 3-5: In this interactive online workshop co-led by ONREP, educators will explore several Aquatic WILD activities related to the life cycle and biology of salmon.

Register by mid-Oct

Connecting Early Learners to Nature Nov 11 and 13 online Educators of ages 3-6: Join ONREP for an interactive and information-filled workshop about how to connect young children to the natural world, through investigations both indoors and outdoors. The workshop features Growing up WILD curriculum. Register by late-Oct



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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