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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 [...]

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, [...]
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