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Building Next Generation STEM Leaders: How to Create Makerspaces in Schools

August 8, 2017

New standards are driving the increased incorporation of hands-on learning in schools. Many schools have implemented 1:1 programs, making traditional computer labs redundant. This session by expert speaker Dr. David Thornburg explores both why and how to create makerspaces in schools using space that has been allocated for computer labs. Learn how these rooms (computer labs) can be reconfigured into makerspaces where students can explore curricular topics through the making of artifacts. Tools [...]

STEMx Solar Eclipse Teaching Resource

July 31, 2017

    Total solar eclipses aren’t too rare, in principle. As Vox notes in the video above, they happen around once every 18 months. But they don’t land in the U.S. very often. The last time you could see one in the continental states was 1979! STEMconnector is hosting a national webinar, Proven Computer Science and Career Awareness Strategies, on August 9 at 11 AM EST. The webinar will feature leaders who are and have served in federal, national, state and corporate roles about [...]

Web Literacy Educator Training

July 28, 2017

OregonASK will be starting a year long Mozilla Web Literacy pilot this August. The pilot will consist of three educator trainings from August 2017 to March 2018. Each training will go over new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth, including 21st Century Skills outlined by Mozilla, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. Please register to participate in this set of trainings, which will also include webinar refresher training and [...]

Picture Perfect STEMposium Oct 12-13

July 26, 2017

Join the authors of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons and discover how to use picture books to inspire Elementary STEM. Description: Combine elementary level science and literacy instruction—and now technology, engineering, and math, as well—with Picture-Perfect Science. The award-winning NSTA program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K–5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Choose from a 2-day STEMposium or a [...]

Finding the Hook: August 14-17

July 25, 2017

Oregon teachers:  Register for this four-day summer workshop! Title: Finding the Hook: Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Using Oregon’s Sustainable Fisheries Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR Dates: Monday, August 14th 8:00am to Thursday, August 17th 5:00pm For: Oregon teachers grades 4-12 Cost: $50 to register; All participants will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the workshop. Download a Flyer | Register to Attend [...]

Early Childhood STEM Investigations

July 25, 2017

Educators of children ages 3-7: Register for this online STEM course that begins August 15th! Download a Flyer | Register to Attend Course: Early Childhood STEM Investigations Facilitator: Jennifer Thompson, Preschool and Elementary  Division Director, NSTA Cost: FREE for educators in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub region. Non-Coast educators are welcome as space allows, but must purchase their own books (see below). Description: Young children are genuinely curious and inventive as they explore [...]

Free Workshop for High School and Community College STEM Educators

June 13, 2017

Natural Products Workshop for STEM Educators July 10-11, 2017 at OSU – Cascades campus in Bend, OR Michael Freitag, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Sandra Loesgen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry Kristina Smith, Instructor, OSU-Cascades   Explore how OSU researchers are isolating and characterizing novel antibiotics from Oregon soil microbes and  engineering fungal strains to express new compounds. Discussions and molecular biology lab experiments: [...]

SuperQuest – Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association

June 4, 2017

The Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association (OCSTA) is sponsoring a series of free in-depth trainings this summer throughout Oregon offering 60 classes at 8 locations. These classes include a wide range of areas from Digital Literacy, Robotics (LEGO, FTC, VEX, Arduino), 3D Printing, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Scratch/Sphero, Teaching College Prep Computer Science, App Inventor, Underwater ROVs, and many more.  Participants will receive PDU credits (7/day) or will potentially have the [...]

Action Research Conference: Communities of Practice Around Elementary Science Education

May 25, 2017

Join NGSS Math-Science Partnership Grant Leaders as they share out their action research of implementing NGSS in their classrooms and moving their instructional practices towards the shifts called for by NGSS. Find out what has had the greatest impact on student learning and science identity. Be part of the discussion to connect your experiences to the work of others around the state. Cost: FREE Credits: 4 PDU’s Location: Cleveland High School in SE Portland Date: Saturday June 3rd [...]

Earth-Space Science and Engineering: NASA Earth Science in the Classroom

May 25, 2017

NASA Earth Science in the Classroom is a three day workshop sponsored and funded by NASA. Middle school science teachers will have an opportunity to blend Next Generation Science Standards with NASA Science Mission Directorates.  The focus will be on Earth science standards and the NASA missions that support Earth science and climate studies while implementing targeted design strategies to support equity involvement. When: Wed June 28- Friday June 30, 8:30am – 4:30pm Where: Evergreen [...]
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