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 Opportunity

Become a joides resolution ONboard outreach officer

JOIDES Resolution is now accepting applications to sail as an Onboard Outreach Officer on Expedition 387: Amazon Margin or Expedition 388: Equatorial Atlantic Gateway. Classroom teachers, informal science educators, artists, videographers, writers, and social media experts are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate the exciting science happening on board through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live ship-to-shore video events and development of educational resources. Learn more at  Application period closes April 26, 2019.

Spring 2019

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
Shifting to the NGSS May 2, 9, 16, and 23
4:15pm - 5:45pm
online Elementary Teachers: This NSTA professional book study is centered around the Enhanced E-book: Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner. All four sessions in the series take place online. Nonmember fee: $79 Register
English Learners in STEM Subjects May 4
online In this NSTA Virtual Conference, participants will learn strategies teachers can use to enhance the classroom experiences of English learners in STEM subjects. Nonmember fee: $79 Register
Science and Engineering Practices May 29, June 5, 12, 19
4:15pm - 5:45pm
online Elementary Teachers: This NSTA professional book study is centered around the Enhanced E-book: Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices. All four sessions in the series take place online. Nonmember fee: $79 Register


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Climate TOTE Workshop June 19-21 Charleston Wade into climate science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough! The Reserve provides hands-on, interactive trainings for classroom teachers, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators who work closely with schools. The Climate workshop will use the phenomenon of sea level rise to explore causes and effects of changing atmosphere on estuaries and oceans. Stipend and PDUs included.

Register by May 25


 SuperQuest Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo  July 9-11  Newport

This popular three day teacher-led technology training program is coming back to the coast. Includes a continental breakfast, lunch,  21 hours of Professional Development credit, and some classes will also offer graduate credit. Free, with a fully refundable $50 deposit.



Science and Our Food Supply July 21-27 Washington D.C. MS and HS science , FCS and health teachers: Apply to attend this all-expenses-paid week-long program offered by the FDA. Topics include the farm-to-table process, food safety, and nutrition. Participants conduct lab experiments and visit FDA labs and agricultural facilities. Apply by April 24
Living With a Volcano... Mt. Rainier  July 22-26

Mt Rainier National Park, WA

Middle school teachers:  This free workshop by US Geologic Survey scientists and national park educators is designed for middle school teachers who teach about volcanoes, volcanic processes, products, and hazards. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the science of Cascade Volcanoes in general and the specifics of Mount Rainier volcano and the hazards associated with living in its shadow. Materials included, graduate credit available.




Triggerfish ROV Intermediate Workshop Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Aug 5-9 Newport The MATE Center will be running a week-long intermediate level ROV workshop for educators using the Triggerfish ROV. Lodging and lunch included. All participants leave with a Triggerfish ROV; Materials fee is $800 but teachers from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub get a $700 discount so their cost is only $100. Applications will be selected beginning in mid-April, so apply by April 10 for priority consideration.

Apply by Apr 10


Discoveries at the Edge of the Pacific Aug 8 Newport Educators of grades 4-6: Join the authors of Ellie's Strand: Exploring the Edge the Pacific to connect literature with nature journaling, observation, and stewardship field experiences. This in-person summer coastal workshop will be followed by quarterly online community of practice sessions during the school year. More info coming soon. Sign up to learn more
NAME Conference Aug 11-15 Port Townsend, WA Formal and informal educators and researchers: The theme for the 2019 annual  Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) conference is "Voyaging Through Changing Waters". Scholarships available. Register
Solutions That Soar Teacher Institute Aug 12-16 Newport

Oregon teachers of grades 5-8: The Center for Geography Education in Oregon and the Oregon Coast Aquarium are partnering for a year-long institute about plastic pollution, focusing on its impacts on Albatross. The institute includes a week of training in August, three Saturday sessions during the school year, and a trip to Hawaii in March 2020. Stipends, graduate credits, PDUs, travel, etc. are included.

Apply by April 12


JGEMS/Diack Workshop at Opal Creek Aug 13-15 Opal Creek K-12 teachers: This free, 3-day workshop will provide hands-on opportunities in the field as well as classroom time to develop curriculum tools and strategies that promote student-driven field-based science inquiry projects. Lodging and meals provided.

More info



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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
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