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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 [...]

Dec 7: Our Changing Oceans webinar

November 21, 2016

Our Changing Oceans FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (new date and time) Explore the ways humans are altering ocean processes and the impacts of acidified seawater on oyster and mussel shells. We will demonstrate a hands-on activity you can use with your students to teach this important topic and share additional resources. Featuring: George Waldbusser, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University Register * Download a flyer AUDIENCE: [...]

CTE/STEM Professional Development – SuperQuest

October 3, 2016

Looking for free,hands-on,valuable CTE/STEM professional development opportunities?     Join us at SuperQuest, a highly collaborative technology training series designed specifically for K-12 teachers by K-12 and community college teachers. Our goal is to empower educators with the skills and classroom tools to build hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms and/or after-school activities.   When:  Sat, October 8, 2016, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Where:  West Salem [...]

Coastal Learning Symposium

September 2, 2016

October 14, 2016 Newport, OR 8:00am – 6:00pm Visit website Anyone who visits the Oregon coast can feel that it is a special place, but how can we communicate its value to students? Educators themselves must first have an appreciation of the cultural and ecological wealth our coastal environment provides. You will have the opportunity to learn, play, and explore in our spectacular seaside setting at this year’s Coastal Learning Symposium! Oregon Coast Aquarium’s 6th annual Coastal [...]

FREE Science Action Club Training and Curriculum on 9/23

July 21, 2016

Science Action Club for After School Apply to Participate in the Fall: Science Action Club is a high-impact STEM learning experience for middle school out-of-school time programs. Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in Science Action Club investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. • Apply to participate via this enrollment form: • Attend one, in-person [...]
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