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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 [...]

Renewable Energy Leadership Lab

March 10, 2017

Are you a teacher with a great idea for a lesson plan or unit relating to renewable energy, but don’t have the resources (time, money, or access to renewable energy experts) to develop the curriculum? Are you a leader in your school or district, or do you want to become one in the context of renewable energy? Consider applying for Renewable Energy Leadership Lab, where you will have opportunities to interact with peers also excited about renewable energy while developing new lesson plans. [...]

Sixth Annual COSA Conference, March 3, 2017

February 17, 2017

Who: Confederation of Oregon School Administrators What: Personalized Learning Conference Where: Daimler Headquarters 4555 N. Channel Ave. Portland OR When: Friday March 3, 2017 Why you should attend: Grading challenges? Get expert help with grading using personalized learning strategies in your classroom from Ashland Middle School’s “Seven Secrets to Transform Learning” Want to grow CTE? Learn ideas from Salem-Keizer’s Career Technology Education Center’s public/ private [...]

NGSS Workshops For Middle School Teachers

January 31, 2017

Location: Raleigh Hills K-8, 5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97225 Time: 8am – 4pm Fee for each workshop: $100 for OSTA Members, $125 for Non-Members Physical Science: Saturday, February 11, 2017 Life Science: Saturday, March 18, 2017 Earth Science: Saturday, April 29, 2017 These popular workshops are active, hands-on experiences designed for middle school science teachers who want to see what NGSS looks like in the classroom. Taught by instructors Susan Holveck and Berkeley [...]

FREE Teacher Workshop and KidWind Challenge – Medford, OR

December 29, 2016

“Attend and participate in one of our 2017 KidWind Teacher Workshops and KidWind Challenges.  The workshop (for an estimated 25 educators) is designed to introduce teachers to wind energy concepts and show them how to integrate renewable energy education into their classrooms.  The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on learning opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of wind energy and compete against their peers with their own uniquely designed and newly constructed wind turbine [...]

Connected Science Learning

December 8, 2016

Sign up now to receive the free pilot issues of Connected Science Learning, a new online journal released in 2016 that bridges in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Articles in the second issue focus on Professional Development: Building the capacity of STEM educators to enhance collaboration between in-school and out-of-school environments, featuring the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Connect, and NYSCI’s Noticing Tools. Connected [...]

Kidwind Engineering: FREE Workshops for Teachers

December 1, 2016

Are you interested in engaging your students in rigorous and rich engineering activities and competitions focusing on renewable energy? Kidwind Engineering is offering some fantastic opportunities for Pacific Northwest teachers. FREE Training Workshops: Boardman, OR – 1/7/17 Medford, OR – 1/21/17 FREE Challenge Events: Boardman, OR – 3/18/17 Kidwind Engineering invites you attend a workshop or bring your students to compete in a Kidwind Challenge, or both. The workshops are [...]
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