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R/V Falkor Ship to Shore Classroom – Dec 8

December 5, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii and Pacific Northwest are currently at sea on the R/V Falkor, studying the submarine volcanoes of Tonga. For the third year in a row, Schmidt Ocean Institute has offered to provide a Ship to Shore Classroom Connection from the R/V Falkor this December with Gr 5-12 classrooms on the Oregon coast. The experience involves a 30 to 40 minute call during which a student group will take a virtual tour of the ship, see in real time what is happening [...]

Build a Better Future: SAMSUNG Solve For Tomorrow Challenge

October 9, 2017

Tomorrow’s economies will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we’ve made it our mission to raise student interest in STEAM subjects nationwide through innovative programs with our partners that will help us all build a better tomorrow. The national contest Solve For Tomorrow is giving public school teachers $2 million in Samsung Technology [...]

Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition

October 5, 2017

May 18-20, 2018 Washington State University, Pullman “Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.” It all starts with a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free Family Fun Day on the Farm + Plant Sale, June 3rd

May 9, 2017

Come down to the farm for a FREE afternoon celebrating family, food and playing outdoors!! Schoolyard Farms and Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) are hosting the 2nd annual Family Fun Day on the Farm at the Candy Lane Elementary Farm and we would love for you to join us. There will be games, crafts, food, farm tours, raffle prizes and lots of fun! This event is open to the public, all are welcome. Free entertainment will include: Farm games + crafts with Schoolyard Farms Native Plant [...]

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 [...]

Volunteer for Salmon Bowl

December 15, 2016

Oregon STEM Professionals, learn how you can get involved in Salmon Bowl this year! GENERAL INFO MEETING January 12, 2017, 6-7 PM Gilfillan Auditorium at Oregon State University Corvallis, OR All volunteers get FREE food and a T-shirt! For more information, visit the website:  http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/outreach/salmonbowl/ or email the 2017 Regional Coordinators Deanna Caracciolo and Kei Lin Chang at salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com What is Salmon Bowl? The National Oceanic Sciences Bowl [...]

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. [...]