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CDC Science Ambassador 2-day Regional Trainings: Teach Tomorrow’s Disease Detectives

February 17, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and education leaders to bring public health into classrooms across the United States and beyond. CDC is partnering with the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to offer three, 2-day Science Ambassador regional training workshops FREE OF COST. Learn strategies to teach public health concepts and inspire interest in public heath careers. Who:  Teachers and educational leaders Where/When: [...]

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers – ECET2 Oregon

January 10, 2018

What: ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. It was born out of a desire to provide a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another and to celebrate the teaching profession. The convening experience is designed to inform and inspire colleagues, develop attendees’ leadership potential, and collaboratively hone their craft. When: May 18 – 20, 2018 Where: University of Portland Who: “Teachers across the country are organizing regional [...]

Crypto Club Training

January 9, 2018

Are you looking for ways to incorporate math into your middle school program? Take a look at CryptoClub and join the training program to get the tips and tricks needed to incorporate high quality math & problem solving in an engaging way. OregonASK is hosting CryptoClub training for teachers interested in providing engaging math enrichment for middle school age youth in afterschool programs. Fearful you are ‘not a math person’…? No worries, no matter what your level of [...]

MBARI EARTH workshop in Newport June 24-29

December 29, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 MBARI EARTH workshop which will be held June 24-29, 2018 in Newport Oregon. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH) is providing a free, week long training for teachers that focuses on at-sea data collection. This opportunity is co-hosted by the NSF Regional Class Research Vessel, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub.  Click here for more information on the EARTH [...]

Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students- RIDE Program Has Upcoming Free Teacher Training

December 20, 2017

What: Training and Free Materials for STEM Connect program teachers/ Oregon Title I School teachers! Limit of 30 teachers. Sign-up early! Registration closes Friday, January 26, 2018. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is offering at no cost the RIDES (Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students) program that is an AASHTO/Mississippi education outreach program designed to interest K-8 students in transportation careers while improving their math and science skills. Students utilize [...]

Scholarships For Middle School Science Teachers

December 4, 2017

The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to fund ten scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group. Research shows that students who get excited about STEM subjects in middle school are the ones who will take those courses in high school and major in them at the college level. National STEM Scholars [...]

FREE Eclipse Books for Kids and Teachers

November 28, 2017

Portland-based publisher, Orbit Oregon, seeks to donate hundreds of extra copies of The Big Eclipse Book and The Big Eclipse Activity Book to Oregon teachers, principals and STEM educators. More copies of books are available than activity books so all books are “first-come, first serve”. The two books explain the eclipse and offer activities to encourage astronomy and science learning for kids ages 5-10. Books may be picked up in Portland, or can be shipped statewide with paid [...]

Real World STEM 2018 On The Farm Experience

November 14, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three On The Farm professional development events for educators in 2018. The events are designed for those who work in STEM and health education and have a limited background in agriculture. Applications are now open at http://www.agfoundation.org/on-the-farm. “If you work as a STEM coordinator, health educator, instructional coach at a school district or teacher educator, this may be a great fit for you,” said Christy Lilja, [...]

STEM Workshops at the OSTA Conference – Oct 13th

October 11, 2017

How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression  Instructors: Bradford Hill & Matt McCollum Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Audience: High School This workshop aims to engage participants in a cell phone and telecommunications project. This 3D learning progression, like the 5 others that make up the Patterns Approach to Physics, integrates PBL, modeling, and the science and engineering practices. We begin with the phenomenon of a cell phone [...]

Workshop October 13th- Integrated STEM Design & Invention

October 11, 2017

Workshop Date: October 13th, 2017 Address: OSTA Annual Conference, PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Click Here to Register Session A: Biology/Earth/Environmental Science: “Clean Water” (9am – 11am) What happens when “the big one” hits? How do we get clean, safe water for our daily needs when water systems may be down for weeks? This scenario motivates a design activity to design and build a personal water purifier. The module starts with an introduction of [...]
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