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Picture Perfect STEMposium Oct 12-13

July 26, 2017

Join the authors of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons and discover how to use picture books to inspire Elementary STEM. Description: Combine elementary level science and literacy instruction—and now technology, engineering, and math, as well—with Picture-Perfect Science. The award-winning NSTA program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K–5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Choose from a 2-day STEMposium or a [...]

Early Childhood STEM Investigations

July 25, 2017

Educators of children ages 3-7: Register for this online STEM course that begins August 15th! Download a Flyer | Register to Attend Course: Early Childhood STEM Investigations Facilitator: Jennifer Thompson, Preschool and Elementary  Division Director, NSTA Cost: FREE for educators in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub region. Non-Coast educators are welcome as space allows, but must purchase their own books (see below). Description: Young children are genuinely curious and inventive as they explore [...]

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 [...]

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Professional Development Courses for K-6 Teachers with Complete Tuition Coverage!

March 23, 2017

Register for one of three engaging, hands-on, hybrid NGSS courses for elementary teachers. The unique hybrid online/in person format of these courses is designed to free up your summer schedule! Each course invites you to dive into a variety of Disciplinary Core Ideas through the lenses of the Crosscutting Concepts, while actively engaging with your peers in the NGSS Science Practices.  Also included in each course: Training in the ELPA21 Task Analysis Tool, which you can then use in your [...]

Engineering Extravaganza Workshops – Everything Old is New Again!

September 25, 2016

Exciting Fall Engineering Activities for Students Grades 1 – 8! Attention all potential engineers! Do you love to create? Are you interested in designing and building things that work and move? These workshops will feature rubber band energy, motorized go-carts, the power of momentum, the concept of rotational motion – plus a whole lot more! Students, please come out for a combination of classic and new engineering activities at Bolton Primary School in West Linn, October 12-15, [...]

2017 Picture-Perfect Science Lessons online course

June 16, 2016

The award-winning NSTA Press® Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series combines science and reading in a natural way and provides easy-to-grasp background in physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. The classroom-tested lessons clearly identify the appropriate Next Generation Science Standards and embed carefully selected reading strategies. This 5- week on-line course will introduce Elementary school teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards, how to use picture [...]

Summer 2016 Hybrid NGSS K-6 Teacher Professional Development-Bend

May 19, 2016

Summer 2016 Portland State University Hybrid NGSS Science Professional Development Courses For K-6 Elementary Teachers SCI 517 Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards: Interactions & Systems Location: Bend **Hybrid format, with a combination of weekly face-to-face meetings and online sessions. Face-to-Face Dates: Mondays, June 27th, July 18th, August 1st,and  August 15th Face-to-Face Time: 9am – 3pm Online Work During the Weeks of: July 4th, July 11th, July 25th, and [...]

Summer 2016 Hybrid NGSS K-6 Teacher Professional Development-Oregon Coast

May 19, 2016

Summer 2016 Portland State University Hybrid NGSS Science Professional Development Courses For K-6 Elementary Teachers SCI 515 Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards: Energy & Matter    Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast **Hybrid format, with a combination of weekly face-to-face meetings and online sessions. Face-to-Face Dates: Wednesday June 29th, Monday July 11th, Monday August 1st,  and Monday August 15 Face-to-Face Time: 9am – 3pm Online Work [...]

Summer 2016 Hybrid NGSS K-6 Teacher Professional Development-Portland

May 19, 2016

Summer 2016 Portland State University Hybrid NGSS Science Professional Development Courses For K-6 Elementary Teachers SCI 517 Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards: Interactions & Systems Location: Portland Metro Area & Online **Hybrid format, with a combination of weekly face-to-face meetings and online sessions. Location: Creative Science School, SE Portland Face-to-Face Dates: Wednesdays, June 29th, July 20th, August 3rd,,and  August 17th Face-to-Face Time: 9am [...]

Summer 2016 Hybrid NGSS K-6 Teacher Professional Development-Beaverton

May 19, 2016

Summer 2016 Portland State University Hybrid NGSS Science Professional Development Courses For K-6 Elementary Teachers SCI 516 Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards: Change Over Time Location: Beaverton School District & Online **Hybrid format, with a combination of weekly face-to-face meetings and online sessions. Face-to-Face Dates: Tuesdays, June 28th, July 12th, August 2nd, August 16th Face-to-Face Time: 9am – 3 pm Online Work During the Weeks of: July 5th, July [...]
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