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Finding the Hook: August 14-17

July 25, 2017

Oregon teachers:  Register for this four-day summer workshop! Title: Finding the Hook: Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Using Oregon’s Sustainable Fisheries Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR Dates: Monday, August 14th 8:00am to Thursday, August 17th 5:00pm For: Oregon teachers grades 4-12 Cost: $50 to register; All participants will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the workshop. Download a Flyer | Register to Attend [...]

Earth-Space Science and Engineering: NASA Earth Science in the Classroom

May 25, 2017

NASA Earth Science in the Classroom is a three day workshop sponsored and funded by NASA. Middle school science teachers will have an opportunity to blend Next Generation Science Standards with NASA Science Mission Directorates.  The focus will be on Earth science standards and the NASA missions that support Earth science and climate studies while implementing targeted design strategies to support equity involvement. When: Wed June 28- Friday June 30, 8:30am – 4:30pm Where: Evergreen [...]

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 [...]

Summer Science and Math Institute

March 8, 2017

Summer Science and Math Institute Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Education invite you to the Summer Science and Math Institute.  The Institute will help teachers develop instructional practices that motivate and engage every student in math and science.  During the four-day institute middle school and high school teachers will have time to collaborate, network, and learn about high leverage teaching practices as well as  math and science content that include: Modeling in [...]

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 [...]

Excellence in Summer Learning Awards Applications Due Feb 1st

January 25, 2017

Both the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs or models that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade. The awards are given annually based on an application process that elicits information on a program’s history, mission, goals, operations, management, staff development, partnerships, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Teacher Uses Yoga Balls In The Classroom

October 21, 2016

“Each student learns in a different way—their bodies need different things, and the moods of sixth graders can change on a dime,” he explains. “Students can come in each day with the choice of sitting in chairs, sitting on yoga balls, standing at a new stand-up desk, or riding these new exercise bike desks while learning about math, science, and themselves as learners and people.” By teaching his kids good movement habits now, he is setting them up for greater success later in life. [...]
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