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Make+Think+Code Workshops 2018

January 16, 2018

  Join an interdisciplinary diverse group of artists, designers, technologists, engineers, social scientists, students, faculty, professionals, and community groups for Make+Think+Code Workshops in 2018 hosted by Pacific NW College of Art. Schedule and pricing varies. Choose from any of the topics listed below. Click Here to Download Flyer GENERATIVE ART: CREATIVE CODING ENCHANTED OBJECTS: ELECTRONICS, SENSORS AND MICROCONTROLLERS, IOT HACKING REALITY: VIRTUAL – MIXED – AND [...]

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers – ECET2 Oregon

January 10, 2018

What: ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. It was born out of a desire to provide a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another and to celebrate the teaching profession. The convening experience is designed to inform and inspire colleagues, develop attendees’ leadership potential, and collaboratively hone their craft. When: May 18 – 20, 2018 Where: University of Portland Who: “Teachers across the country are organizing regional [...]

Crypto Club Training

January 9, 2018

Are you looking for ways to incorporate math into your middle school program? Take a look at CryptoClub and join the training program to get the tips and tricks needed to incorporate high quality math & problem solving in an engaging way. OregonASK is hosting CryptoClub training for teachers interested in providing engaging math enrichment for middle school age youth in afterschool programs. Fearful you are ‘not a math person’…? No worries, no matter what your level of [...]

Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students- RIDE Program Has Upcoming Free Teacher Training

December 20, 2017

What: Training and Free Materials for STEM Connect program teachers/ Oregon Title I School teachers! Limit of 30 teachers. Sign-up early! Registration closes Friday, January 26, 2018. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is offering at no cost the RIDES (Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students) program that is an AASHTO/Mississippi education outreach program designed to interest K-8 students in transportation careers while improving their math and science skills. Students utilize [...]

Workshop October 13th- Integrated STEM Design & Invention

October 11, 2017

Workshop Date: October 13th, 2017 Address: OSTA Annual Conference, PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Click Here to Register Session A: Biology/Earth/Environmental Science: “Clean Water” (9am – 11am) What happens when “the big one” hits? How do we get clean, safe water for our daily needs when water systems may be down for weeks? This scenario motivates a design activity to design and build a personal water purifier. The module starts with an introduction of [...]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean for Grades 5-12

October 6, 2017

Join NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research for a free teacher workshop introducing Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection. Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Okeanos Explorer [...]

CryptoClub Training

September 7, 2017

Are looking for ways to incorporate math into your middle school program? Take a look at CryptoClub and join our training pilot to get the tips and tricks needed to incorporate high quality math & problem solving in an engaging way. OregonASK is hosting a year long, professional development cohort that will take educators through all of the CryptoClub materials. This training pilot is designed to help ensure that no matter your level of math experience or skill, you can feel confident [...]

2017 Financial Literacy Conference: Creating Stronger Futures Through Financial Education and CTE

August 31, 2017

WHERE: Canby High School WHEN: October 13, 2017 TIME: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm COST: $29 DETAILS: 6 hours of PDU with attendance CONTACT: Priscilla Wagner Educational event for educators, counselors, school district staff and community partners. The Financial Literacy Conference empowers Oregon educators and school leaders to bring financial education, career technical education and college readiness resources into their schools. Click Here For More Information<!-- AddThis [...]

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 [...]
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