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SuperQuest – Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association

June 4, 2017

The Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association (OCSTA) is sponsoring a series of free in-depth trainings this summer throughout Oregon offering 60 classes at 8 locations. These classes include a wide range of areas from Digital Literacy, Robotics (LEGO, FTC, VEX, Arduino), 3D Printing, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Scratch/Sphero, Teaching College Prep Computer Science, App Inventor, Underwater ROVs, and many more.  Participants will receive PDU credits (7/day) or will potentially have the [...]

Action Research Conference: Communities of Practice Around Elementary Science Education

May 25, 2017

Join NGSS Math-Science Partnership Grant Leaders as they share out their action research of implementing NGSS in their classrooms and moving their instructional practices towards the shifts called for by NGSS. Find out what has had the greatest impact on student learning and science identity. Be part of the discussion to connect your experiences to the work of others around the state. Cost: FREE Credits: 4 PDU’s Location: Cleveland High School in SE Portland Date: Saturday June 3rd [...]

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 [...]

Introduction to Place-based Education Design

May 12, 2017

“The place-based approach connects students with the communities where they live. Curriculum is viewed through the lens of the local environment, both natural and social. Place-based projects incorporate educational goals with community needs as identified partners (government agencies, non-profits, businesses, etc.), creating rich integrated and experiential learning opportunities. Through the practice of service-learning, students develop skills in a real-world context while acting as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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