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April 23 – Next Generation STEM, Standards and Sustainability Conference

Professional Development for Educators from University of Oregon

One conference, two locations!


Celebrate Earth Day at the second annual Next Generation: STEM, Standards and Sustainability conference on Saturday, April 23. Experts and educators who are pioneering Oregon’s green education movement will gather to share their expertise and experience teaching sustainability. This year’s conference will run simultaneously in Eugene at the Baker Downtown Center and in Portland at the White Stag Block.

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where:  You can attend the same conference with the same content at two locations:

  • Eugene: University of Oregon, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street
  • Portland: University of Oregon White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street

What:  A conference that will provide project-based learning activities to align with Next Generation Science Standards. Sessions include:

  • Green Lesson Plans that Align to the NGSS and Common Core
  • Finding the STEM in the Roots of Eco-literacy
  • Healthy Classrooms
  • Ecological Footprints
  • Eco-Roof Game
  • Teaching the Science of Solar Energy

Conference description

Who: Educators who teach STEM subjects

Conference Fee: $50 for the first 50 registrations; $125 for each subsequent registration.

Academic Credit Option
Participants have the option to register and pay an additional $75 for 1 graduate academic credit when participating in one of the following tracks:

  • Greening Your Core, offered by the UO Academic Extension Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program. Download the syllabus
  • Tracking the Built Environment, offered by the UO Department of Architecture. Download the syllabus

All enrolled participants who have not registered for academic credit will receive a secure PDF certificate for 8 PDUs earned at the conference.

For more information, call UO Academic Extension at 800-824-2714.

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About Cait Goodwin, Communications Coordinator for OCSH (25 Articles)
Cait Goodwin is the Communications Coordinator for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH), and coordinates a variety of marine education programs with Oregon Sea Grant. The OCSH engages coastal educators and students with inspiring STEM experiences, preparing students to be highly skilled employees and educated citizens, capable of making informed decisions about global and regional issues.