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

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 learning facilitators that cover the entire state to provide locally relevant, high quality, K-12 science professional development for their region’s K-12 educators.

While emphasis will be placed on selecting educators from Oregon’s rural and semi rural areas, all K-12 educators are encouraged to apply.

Participants can opt to receive an annual stipend, or earn graduate level credit from Eastern Oregon University.

Oregon Science Project Learning Facilitator Training

Applications to join the Oregon Science Project are due March 11th.

Learning Facilitator Training Overview:

TRAINING: Spring 2017 and Summers 2017 & 2018
  • The 2014 Oregon Science Standards (Next Generation Science Standards)

  • Facilitation techniques for leading productive professional learning discussions

  • Online and hybrid teaching methods

PRACTICE: Fall-Spring 2018

  • Implementing the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS) in your classroom/program

  • Running small, regional 16 hour hybrid/online NGSS study group for other educators

  • Participating in statewide professional discussion around NGSS

ACCESS: Unlimited (Free)

  • A newly curated 16 hour NGSS professional learning module utilizing the open source material created by national NGSS thought leaders

The Oregon Science Project has been made possible through funding from the Oregon Department of Education. This collaboration between Eastern Oregon University, the Oregon Science Teachers Association, and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub also includes partnerships with multiple Oregon STEM Hubs and the University of Oregon.


This opportunity is open to all K-12 teachers, so please forward this invitation through your networks.


Apply By March 11, 2017 by Clicking Here

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About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (137 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.