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STEMWeek Update

April 28, 2017

STEM Week 2017 is just around the corner! During the week of Monday, May 1st thru Sunday, May 7th join more than 1000 adults and nearly 6000 students registered to celebrate STEM Week Oregon 2017. STEM Week is a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Register for STEM Week: Register your class, school, organization or activity – By registering, you allow us to measure statewide impact and [...]

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 [...]

STEM Week Oregon, May 1st – May 7th 2017

April 13, 2017

May 1st through the 7th is STEM Week Oregon 2017, a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Register Today Celebrate STEM: Quality STEM education is critical for our students’ academic and professional success. Engaging students, families, and community members in STEM related activities will help promote the importance — and fun — of STEM! Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson speak eloquently about [...]

Discover the NGSS: Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Register by Friday 4/28

April 13, 2017

Hosted by Southern Oregon ESD and the Curriculum Council: Kick start the teacher training in your district on the Next Generation Science Standards! Build your team of experts by giving them a powerful tool kit of resources and a solid understanding of the NGSS. This workshop uses the interactive e-book Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner to prepare participants to conduct comprehensive teacher training around the new standards. This two-day workshop focuses on using the elements of [...]

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 [...]

Computer Science Principles Coming This Summer

March 22, 2017

Computer Science Principles (Grades 10-12) Designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming – CS Principles is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This is an AP course that can be taught as a non-AP course as well. Why teach computer science in high school? 90% of parents want their child to learn computer [...]

Puget Sound Renewable Energy Leadership Institute

March 10, 2017

Are you a teacher in Pierce, Snohomish, or King county looking to expand your knowledge about renewable energy in the context of the electrical system that keeps our lights on every day? Are you excited about spreading resources and information about renewable energy curricula to teachers across your district, and would you like to work with a small team of educators to develop some new, cutting-edge lesson plans to test in your classroom? Apply for this 5-day summer 2017 Leadership Institute [...]

Renewable Energy Leadership Lab

March 10, 2017

Are you a teacher with a great idea for a lesson plan or unit relating to renewable energy, but don’t have the resources (time, money, or access to renewable energy experts) to develop the curriculum? Are you a leader in your school or district, or do you want to become one in the context of renewable energy? Consider applying for Renewable Energy Leadership Lab, where you will have opportunities to interact with peers also excited about renewable energy while developing new lesson plans. [...]

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 [...]
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