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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 [...]

STEMOregon STEMPosium – Feb 22, 2017

February 14, 2017

How did you learn science? Did you sit in a classroom, listening to lecture? Did you leaf through dog-eared textbooks? Today, Oregon’s students experience Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as active, hands-on learning endeavors, engaging as innovative designers, inquisitive investigators, and empowered problem-solvers—in the classroom and beyond! The rapid growth of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-related sectors in Oregon includes healthcare, software/IT, [...]

Genes in Space 2017 Competition Launches

February 10, 2017

“Genes in Space, a competition that fosters creativity, collaboration and critical thinking among young innovators, opened a call for entries today. The competition challenges U.S. students in grades seven through twelve to design DNA analysis experiments that address a challenge or opportunity of space travel. Student proposals use the International Space Station (ISS) as a test bed for deep space exploration. The competition is sponsored by mini PCR, Math for America (MƒA), Boeing, The [...]

Oregon Science Project Announces: New Statewide Science (NGSS) Leadership Opportunity for K-12 Educators

February 10, 2017

New Statewide Science (NGSS) Leadership Opportunity for K-12 Educators Applications Due March 11, 2017 Become a Learning Facilitator in Your Region The Oregon Science Project’s 2017-2018 Learning Facilitator Training seeks to build regional expertise – especially in Oregon’s rural and semi rural regions – for the classroom implementation of the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS). This equity-focused effort, funded by the Oregon Department of Education, will build a cadre of 40 [...]

LiftOff 2017- Texas Space Grant Consortium

February 6, 2017

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Beginning in the summer of 1990, the NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated week long professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that [...]

Summer Aerospace Camp

February 6, 2017

An Overnight Residential Camp @ Central Washington University Dates: August 6th – 11th, 2017 Ages: 14-15 Cost: FREE Click Here To Apply Who is eligible? We are looking for college-bound students entering the 10th grade (or 14-15 years old) with interest in science, engineering, and math.  We will consider all applicants, but preference will be given to low-income or underrepresented minorities.  How much does the camp cost? The camp is free including materials, overnight [...]

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge-Register by Feb 17th

February 6, 2017

What is the M3 Challenge? Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge is sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and [...]

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 [...]

Afterschool Awards Applications Due Feb 17th

January 25, 2017

The New York Life Foundation invests in middle school OST programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders get to ninth grade on time. Research has shown that for disadvantaged students, more learning time in the form of high-quality afterschool, expanded-day, and summer programs leads to greater achievement, better school attendance, and more engaged students. The Foundation has invested more than $24 million in national middle school OST efforts in the past 13 years, supporting [...]

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Applications Due Feb 8th

January 25, 2017

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is inviting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Each of the 12 award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, all of the winners will receive an award plaque; will [...]
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