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

Featured Opportunities

Mathways +1 Financial Algebra Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo

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.

High School Science for All

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!

See the flyer for dates, times, and registration links

Fall 2022

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Playful Math and Bee Bots for EL Oregon Coast STEM Hub logo Nov 19 Newport

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!

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ROV Building Workshop for Educators Dec 10 Newport Educators of Gr 6-12: Join this free, hands-on workshop to learn how to build a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Participants will learn about the MATE ROV program and how to get students involved in building their own underwater robots to compete in the Oregon Regional ROV competition. Stipend and ROV kit included.

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OFRI Natural Resource Educators Conference & Envirothon Training Dec 14-15 Silverton High school natural science educators: This in-person Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) conference will focus on the social, economic and ecological aspects of Oregon's natural resources. An optional second day is training for Oregon Envirothon 2023. Register

Winter 2023

Opportunity Dates Location Description Contact
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.

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Cascadia Earthquake education

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]

Become an ONREP Facilitator

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.