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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 [...]

NGSS Workshops in Albany, Oregon in June

May 15, 2017

Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy Learning for All Students Date: Monday June 26th Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., lunch is provided Audience: K-6 NGSS Earth Science for Middle School Science Teachers Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., lunch is provided Audience: 6-8 Biology for the Next Generation Date: Monday June 26th and Tuesday June 27th, 2017 Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Audience: High School, [...]

Free Webinar: Intro to Equity, Starting the Equity Conversation, May 31st

May 14, 2017

The word “equity” is everywhere these days– but what does it really mean? What if it means something different to me, to my colleagues, and to my community? A crucial part of the “equity conversation” is creating meaningful opportunities for people to connect to why equity matters to them. Connecting to their “why” helps people to individually and collectively define what equity means and looks like in their own context. Schools, districts and organizations often name “equity [...]

Introduction to Place-based Education Design

May 12, 2017

“The place-based approach connects students with the communities where they live. Curriculum is viewed through the lens of the local environment, both natural and social. Place-based projects incorporate educational goals with community needs as identified partners (government agencies, non-profits, businesses, etc.), creating rich integrated and experiential learning opportunities. Through the practice of service-learning, students develop skills in a real-world context while acting as [...]

Recruiting Women and Girls into Career and Technical Education (CTE) Seminar May 19th

April 28, 2017

Recruiting Women and Girls into CTE Friday May 19th 9:45 am – 10:00 am:  Check In 10:00 am – 11:15 am:  SEMINAR 11:15 am – 11:45 am:  Optional VIP Tour of the Fair 11:45-12:15:  Lunch   In this seminar, we will share our proven methods and strategies for recruiting and retaining women and girls in high school and community college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The speaker will highlight the challenges associated with recruiting and show you how to create a [...]

Great American Solar Eclipse Professional Development on Oregon Connections

April 17, 2017

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. This is your guide to understand, prepare for, and view this rare celestial event.“- greatamericaneclipse.com Oregon Connections Offers Two Teacher Professional Development Opportunities [...]

Computer Science Principles Coming This Summer

March 22, 2017

Computer Science Principles (Grades 10-12) Designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming – CS Principles is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This is an AP course that can be taught as a non-AP course as well. Why teach computer science in high school? 90% of parents want their child to learn computer [...]
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