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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 [...]

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 [...]

Family Science Night @ OMSI

October 6, 2017

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, and engage in exciting hands-on science activities. Science Nights [...]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean for Grades 5-12

October 6, 2017

Join NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research for a free teacher workshop introducing Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection. Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Okeanos Explorer [...]

2017 Financial Literacy Conference: Creating Stronger Futures Through Financial Education and CTE

August 31, 2017

WHERE: Canby High School WHEN: October 13, 2017 TIME: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm COST: $29 DETAILS: 6 hours of PDU with attendance CONTACT: Priscilla Wagner  priscilla@finbegor.org Educational event for educators, counselors, school district staff and community partners. The Financial Literacy Conference empowers Oregon educators and school leaders to bring financial education, career technical education and college readiness resources into their schools. Click Here For More Information<!-- AddThis [...]

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 [...]

Web Literacy Educator Training

July 28, 2017

OregonASK will be starting a year long Mozilla Web Literacy pilot this August. The pilot will consist of three educator trainings from August 2017 to March 2018. Each training will go over new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth, including 21st Century Skills outlined by Mozilla, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. Please register to participate in this set of trainings, which will also include webinar refresher training and [...]

Picture Perfect STEMposium Oct 12-13

July 26, 2017

Join the authors of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons and discover how to use picture books to inspire Elementary STEM. Description: Combine elementary level science and literacy instruction—and now technology, engineering, and math, as well—with Picture-Perfect Science. The award-winning NSTA program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K–5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Choose from a 2-day STEMposium or a [...]
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