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

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PROJECT INVENT

Virtual Summer Institute: July 26-29, 2021

The Project Invent Fellowship is a 1-year design thinking and making fellowship for educators. Fellows lead their students to invent a solution to a real problem in the community. The program trains and supports fellows to run invention teams and inspire a nationwide young changemaker movement. Learn more at https://projectinvent.org/fellowship

Fellowship registration is currently free for public school educators that work at Title 1 school, $1000 for public schools without Title 1 status and $2,500 for independent/private school educators. This cost covers a week of in-person summer training, quarterly professional development workshops, advising throughout the year, and the opportunity for students to present in December and April.

Applications for the 2021-22 school year accepted on a rolling basis until May 21, 2021.

Before applying, make sure you can commit to the following:
1) you can attend our virtual Summer Institute on July 26-29, 2021
2) you can attend four 2-hour professional development workshops during the year
2) you can dedicate 2-3 hours/week to lead your team from October 2021 to May 2022
3) you are excited by design thinking and student-centered, project-based learning models.
4) you can recruit 5-8 high school students to form a team

Spring

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Become a Cardboard Engineer May 6 at 9AM online High School Educators: In this Project Invent webinar, Kristin Burrus, Digital Fabrication Ecosystem Lead from STEM School Chattanooga will examine various ways for students to make higher fidelity cardboard prototypes. This quick workshop will include folding and joining techniques, how to safely use cutting tools, and design challenge examples to get your kids to create amazing products. If time allows we will briefly introduce how to connect servos and sensors taking our simple prototypes to a whole new level. Raffle included

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Supporting Young Scientists Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo May 15 online Oregon Coast STEM Hub preK educators: Find simple science in everyday play! Join Oregon Museum of Science and Industry educators for a FREE virtual workshop focused on hands on resources that will give you confidence to teach science to preschoolers. PDUs and raffle prizes.

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Supporting Young Mathematicians Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo June 5 online Oregon Coast STEM Hub preK educators: Connect literacy, mathematics, and play! Join Oregon Museum of Science and Industry educators for a FREE virtual workshop focused on story based games that will give you confidence to teach math to preschoolers. PDUs and raffle prizes.

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Summer

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Local Climate Issues and Solutions June 22-24 hybrid Educators: This 3-day blend of virtual and in-person learning sessions will focus on climate issues putting coastal communities at risk. Learn how the Reserve investigates sea level rise, wildfires, and increases in ocean temperature, and what can be done to reduce climate change impacts. Includes $250 stipend and limited housing is available.

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Grand Ronde Education Summit June 24 online Educators: The 5th Annual Grand Ronde Education Summit will be held virtually this year. Engage with other educators for a day of discussions around Grand Ronde history, Oregon Senate Bill 13, native based curriculum, ways to engage students in cultural based education, and more. Free and PDUs available.

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Ongoing

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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