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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Event Hosted by Kennedy Space Center October 5th

October 1, 2017

Inclusion Drives Innovation Webcast, October 5, 2017 October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year the theme is Inclusion Drives Innovation. NASA is a huge leader in innovation and has a diverse workforce that makes its contribution to an event like this truly unique.  On October 5th, schools, organizations and individuals from around the globe will tune in to learn from NASA employees with disabilities who exemplify how inclusion drives innovation. These employees will [...]

Funding for Nationally Designed Computing Education Curriculum & Professional Development

October 1, 2017

Most students express an interest in a rich understanding of computing and want to learn more about how to create in a computing environment, yet computing classes often appeal to a subset of the student population and lack diversity. The National Science Foundation(NSF) is helping to fund Oregon high schools interested in adopting  a national, equity-based, evidence-supported curriculum called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). ECS focuses on developing a welcoming and inclusive environment [...]

Call for Proposals for the OSGC Undergraduate Team Experience Award Program

October 1, 2017

“The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member community colleges an opportunity to apply for a one-time term-long research award that will support their academic study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This award is designed to provide community college students an opportunity to work together with a faculty mentor on a term-long research project in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or STEM [...]

2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards for 9th-12th Grade Women and Educators

September 21, 2017

National Center For Women and Information Technology is now accepting applications. Use this sharing package to help spread the word for 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards for 9th-12th grade women and educators, as well as college women. Click Here to Download Sharing Package The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered award [...]

Know Any Girls or Women Interested in STEM

September 11, 2017

National Girls Collaborative Project Announces: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) are putting together an impressive display about girls & women interested in STEM. If you know of any girl or woman who may be interested in sharing about themselves, please submit their names on the registration form by Clicking Here. The information requested on the form is: Name, Email, Phone and 1-2 [...]

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  priscilla@finbegor.org 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 [...]

Oregon Science Project

August 29, 2017

Join the Oregon Science Project: A statewide, equity-focused initiative to connect Oregon’s K-12 teachers in real time ONLINE around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Sign up here  to join a small team of K-12 educators and dive into what NGSS is and how it can help us reach more students through authentic science learning experiences. Each team is run on the online platform of Zoom and lead by an Oregon Science Project Learning Facilitator who will provide support and [...]

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 [...]

FIRST Robotics Grant Opportunity

August 8, 2017

FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is an international program with the stated mission to: “…inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.” The purpose of this grant is to: Increase the number of students [...]
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