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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 [...]

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Applications Due Feb 8th

January 25, 2017

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is inviting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Each of the 12 award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, all of the winners will receive an award plaque; will [...]

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, [...]

Youth Program Quality Intervention-Sign Ups Due Fri 12/16

December 14, 2016

Sign up now to get your youth engagement data and free trainings! The Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) is a system that is designed to help youth programs strengthen their practice and improve outcomes. STEM focused youth programs that serve high school students in these counties: Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Yamhill, Clackamas, Marion, Polk, Umatilla, Wasco, Jefferson, Crook, Sherman, or Deschutes are eligible to access a nationally validated assessment tool, [...]

Connected Science Learning

December 8, 2016

Sign up now to receive the free pilot issues of Connected Science Learning, a new online journal released in 2016 that bridges in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Articles in the second issue focus on Professional Development: Building the capacity of STEM educators to enhance collaboration between in-school and out-of-school environments, featuring the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Connect, and NYSCI’s Noticing Tools. Connected [...]

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 [...]

Dec 7: Our Changing Oceans webinar

November 21, 2016

Our Changing Oceans FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (new date and time) Explore the ways humans are altering ocean processes and the impacts of acidified seawater on oyster and mussel shells. We will demonstrate a hands-on activity you can use with your students to teach this important topic and share additional resources. Featuring: George Waldbusser, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University Register * Download a flyer AUDIENCE: [...]

CTE/STEM Professional Development – SuperQuest

October 3, 2016

Looking for free,hands-on,valuable CTE/STEM professional development opportunities?     Join us at SuperQuest, a highly collaborative technology training series designed specifically for K-12 teachers by K-12 and community college teachers. Our goal is to empower educators with the skills and classroom tools to build hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms and/or after-school activities.   When:  Sat, October 8, 2016, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Where:  West Salem [...]

Coastal Learning Symposium

September 2, 2016

October 14, 2016 Newport, OR 8:00am – 6:00pm Visit website Anyone who visits the Oregon coast can feel that it is a special place, but how can we communicate its value to students? Educators themselves must first have an appreciation of the cultural and ecological wealth our coastal environment provides. You will have the opportunity to learn, play, and explore in our spectacular seaside setting at this year’s Coastal Learning Symposium! Oregon Coast Aquarium’s 6th annual Coastal [...]
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