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 Professional Development

MWEEs by the sea: diving Deeper

November 16, 2019 in Charleston
South Coast grade 3-12 educators: Join a cohort of educators focused on student projects centered around meaningful watershed educational experiences. Following this kick off event, participants will engage in a series of PD opportunities throughout the year, implement MWEEs with students, and obtain an invitation to bring students to the Charleston Student Watershed Symposium. $750 stipend awarded upon completion of all elements. This is a great opportunity for multiple teachers from a school to be part of this cohort together! Learn more and Register * Download a flyer

Qualifying PD below that count toward time for MWEEs by the Sea: Diving Deeper is marked with this symbol = Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

Fall

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Early Engineering Education

Oct 17
7:00am

online Educators: The US Department of Education will be discussing the latest research and policies impacting PK-12 engineering and STEM education. Live Broadcast
NOAA Planet Stewards Book Club Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

Oct 21

5:00pm

online  Participate in the next NOAA Planet Stewards book club meeting. Read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson prior to the discussion (available free online) and review the discussion questions. Space is limited; register in advance. Register
Young Minds Powered by STEAM Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Oct 25 Roseburg 5th/6th grade Outdoor School educators: This ONREP workshop focuses on using inquiry based investigations to explore the outdoors, and features Project Learning Tree preK-8 guide and Project WILD K-12 guide to prepare students for outdoor school.  Learn more
The Drastic Plastic Challenge Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

Nov 7

7:00pm

online

Join the authors of Ellie's Strand in a free online Community of Practice session for educators who have a shared interest in nature journaling and coastal stewardship actions with upper elementary and middle school students. This first session focuses on marine debris and reducing plastics in everyday life. Advance preparation needed; raffle prizes. 

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MWEEs by the Sea: Diving DeeperOregon Coast STEM Hub logoOregon Coast STEM Hub logo Nov 16 Charleston South Coast grade 3-12 educators: Join a cohort of educators focused on student projects centered around meaningful watershed educational experiences. Following this kick off event, participants will engage in a series of PD opportunities throughout the year, implement MWEEs with students, and obtain an invitation to bring students to the Charleston Student Watershed Symposium. $750 stipend awarded upon completion of all elements.

Register

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Climate Science educator workshopOregon Coast STEM Hub logoOregon Coast STEM Hub logo Dec 7 Charleston Grade 3-12 educators: Explore aspects of changing atmosphere on coastal ecosystems and community using the phenomenon of sea level rise. Featured topics include the Oregon King Tides Photo project, connections to local research, and stewardship field experiences for students. Stipend or MWEEs credit available.  

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Winter

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Science Communication Fellowship April workshop, then 1-3 weeks between Jun - Nov 2020 Univ of Rhode Island, then at sea on the R/V Nautilus Educators and communicators are invited to apply to join an oceanographic expedition where they will gain exposure to STEM at sea, and engage audiences at home and around the world.

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Apply by Jan 10

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