Professional Development for Educators

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

UPCOMMING WORKSHOPS

March 1 Increase Time on Science in Elementary Classrooms. Grades K-6. EOU campus. Contact Donna Rainboth for more information (drainbot@eou.edu)
March 2KidWind workshop in Kennewick, WA: Come to this Free workshop to learn about the science and technology around wind turbines and blade design. To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-energy-workshop-mid-columbia-wa-tickets-53994961383
March 14Vernier Workshop: Professional Development and Training with Vernier Technology. Open to all teachers. Morning session for Middle and HS teachers. Afternoon session for elementary teachers.
March 14 Boardman KidWind Challenge – To register go to: https://www.kidwindchallenge.org/events?category=all
March 16 – Eastern Oregon KidWind Challenge:  The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on wind turbine design competition that engages students in STEM through the lens of wind energy. Student teams design and construct small wind turbines that are tested in a 4’ tall wind tunnel while also demonstrating their knowledge about wind energy to a panel of expert judges from across the wind industry.To register go to: https://www.kidwindchallenge.org/events?category=all

March 20-21  CONSTRUCTION COMBINE. They will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their mo va on, meet with contractors, and potentially be offered a job during our Dra s to end each event. Events will take place from 7am-5pm in the parking lots of the Home Depots in Ontario, OR located at 311 East Lane on March 20-21 (Wed-Thur), 2019 and Nampa, ID located at 2003 N Cassia St on March 26-27 (Tue-Wed), 2019.

March 21 – BEETLES Training for Natural Resource Professionals and volunteers. Using the BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing) curriculum, we will share strategies to inspire exploration, wonder, curiosity, and critical thinking in the outdoors! This workshop is designed for natural resource professionals. 1607 GEKELER LN. INTEGRATED SERVICE BLD. 147.   REGISTER HERE! HTTP://ONREP.FORESTRY.OREGONSTATE.EDU/WORKSHOPS
 
April 30 – Eastern Promise and GO STEM 8th grade Career Fair for Union County students. Location EOU. More information to follow.

Save the date:

3/7 – IMESD Tech Expo
5/2 – Eastern Oregon Construction and Utilities Career Day
6/16 – MedQuest Health Career Exploration Camp

 

 

Here is an archive of recent GOSTEM professional development opportunities. See something that sounds interesting?  Let’s work together to create new opportunities!


Roadless Wilderness

Climate Change

Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering pdf

Inquiry outside the Cube Conference

Registration to IOC flyer

 

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Calling all chemistry-related educators! The Richland Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the Pre-College Teacher Track for the ACS Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 2018), to be held on the campus of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on
from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

While most sessions are geared towards high school and middle-school educators, any K-12 educator with an interest in chemistry is welcome to attend. Scholarships to cover the $25 registration fee exist (Complete the attached Registration Form and send to Jennifer Soltis jennifer.soltis@pnnl.gov and cc Janet Bryant janetlbryant@pnnl.gov ).

See Flyer here: PreCollege_Teacher_flyer_NORM2018

STEM Symposium for Educators

August 20-22

Fort Dalles Readiness Center at CGCC | 400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058 For all educators, elementary through high school, in OR & WA.

Come learn & network with other amazing educators in your area at this FREE training!

August 20-21: SuperQuest Two-day intensive in a topic of your choice.

August 22:

Quick STEM Bytes

1.5 hour sessions on tools & approaches you can use in your classroom.

Grow with Google

PDU certificates available for each session. Breakfast & lunch are provided.

Delve into the world of Google with short sessions on using Google tools in your classroom and an evening networking celebration.

See flyer here: STEM Symposium Flyer page 2 (details) STEM Symposium Flyer

STEM Symposium Flyer page 2 (details)

 TIME’S ALMOST UP ON THESE OPPORTUNITIES!

TEACHERS:   FREE Science K-12 Educator Training . Featuring the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Join Rick Reynolds, veteran educator and author of Inquiry, Exploration, and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem and Heidi Paullus from InterMountain ESD as we explore a variety of resources from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Audubon, BLM, and other partners. Earn PDUs while exploring hands-on STEAM activities in beautiful Pendleton, OR. Help us inspire students to think critically about sagebrush ecosystems and ways to protect them and their fascinating diverse species! Held in Beautiful Pendleton InterMountain ESD 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR. Date/Time Thurs., July 12, 2018, 10:30 – 2:30 . For more information see: Sagebrush Ecosystem Workshop

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  LIFE IN 3D: Mechanics/Electronics and Software of 3D printers. Inviting Students • Entering Grade 8 through High School to explore principles of dimensional movement, motors, controls, microprocessors and software associated with 2D and 3D printing. Date/Time June 25-28 8:30-12 at Eastern Oregon University. See Life in 3D. Workshop now filled. Waiting room only.

TEACHERS: Engineering Workshops: The daVinci project.  June 15, 2018: Registration deadline for Engineering Workshops: The daVinci Project.  More information here See Donna Rainboth about how GOSTEM can help get you there!  drainbot@eou.edu

TEACHERS:  Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute June 17 – June 22, 2018 is now accepting applications from regional high school students and teachers to attend the week-long residential field studies program held June 17-22, 2018 at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. CCSI began in 2015 as a collaborative project with partners from Oregon State Parks, Greater Eastern Regional Solutions and Eastern Oregon University. Beginning this year, EOU has taken a lead role in coordinating the program. Check out the website (eou.edu/cottonwood-crossing) to learn more about the projects that will take place this year and to access the application portal. Please forward this opportunity to any students or teachers who would be interested

STUDENTS: MedQuest Camp June 18 @ 8:00 am – June 22 @ 5:00 pm

Teachers: 7)  Do you want to bring health careers education to your school? 

Join GO-Healthcare Professionals! Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center, in partnership with GO-STEM and Eastern Oregon University, will host an immersive three-day workshop from August 6th-8th to prepare 10 regional high school educators to teach our collegiate-level online health careers course at their schools.

Teachers will collaborate with faculty at Eastern Oregon University to become familiarized with  Future Health Professionals of Oregon (FHPO) curriculum, make a plan to deliver the course during the upcoming school year, synergize with other health educators, and join the GO-Healthcare Professionals PLC (Professional Learning Community).

Applicant must have a master’s degree to qualify.

*However, if no other master’s-prepared instructor is available to teach a health careers course at your school, ample teaching experience in health sciences could potentially substitute for this requirement (upon Eastern Oregon University’s discretion).

Contact bhargrove@neoahec.org if you have any questions, or to request a copy of the FHPO syllabus to learn more about the online curriculum.

Apply by June 30thhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8p1iSl5BmOcOkkXCuUFJ9BZQZZub-lzGD5P45vbkI7RmjSw/viewform

More Info: https://www.neoahec.org/programs/go-healthcare-professionals/


GO Real Life Math is a professional development program for math teachers. Twenty teachers in the GO-STEM region are working together and with STEM professionals during the 2016-2017 school year to develop lessons for students in grades 7-10. These lessons teach math skills through real-world applications and challenges.  See http://go-stem.org/real-life-math/

NGSS and STEM Workshops. GO-STEM can provide workshops to support teachers to develop lessons that meet Next Generation Science Standards and integrate STEM into curriculum. See http://go-stem.org/event/next-generation-science-standards-ngss-workshop/

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute (CCSI) is now accepting applications from regional high school students and teachers to attend the week-long residential field studies program held June 1722, 2018 at Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

CCSI began in 2015 as a collaborative project with partners from Oregon State Parks, Greater Eastern Regional Solutions and Eastern Oregon University. Beginning this year, EOU has taken a lead role in coordinating the program.

Check out the website (eou.edu/cottonwood-crossing) to learn more about the projects that will take place this year and to access the application portal. Please forward this opportunity to any students or teachers who would be interested.

ARCHIVED STORIES

OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop in La Grande onApril 21st: Register today! Are you a teacher or other professional who would like to gain insight into the role neuroscience plays in the classroom? If so, Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center invites you to the OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop Livestream on Saturday, April 21st from 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM. The workshop will be livestreamed to OHSU School of Nursing on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande, so no travel to Portland is required! Cost: $10 (includes light breakfast and class materials)Only 24 spots are available!
 Livestream Location: Badgley Hall 304, Eastern Oregon University campus Register by April 16th! (Window may close earlier if all slots fill).  Sign up HERE!

For the Love of Math


Some people would not place the words Math and Love in the same sentence but this situation is likely to change in the future. Teachers in eastern Oregon are working hard to change the way we think about math. Through a STEM Innovation grant from Oregon Department of Education, GO-STEM partners will lead a second year of Math in Real Life. This grant gets teachers together on teams to discuss and learn from one another and implement new methods for math teaching and assessment in our secondary classrooms.

Math is no longer the boring or scary subject you might remember.

Not only are teachers helping students make connections to real-life applications but they are also supporting students to see the beauty and creativity that mathematicians have always known. There are many resources being developed to help teachers reduce math anxiety and build a positive culture in the math classroom. If you are interested in helping change the way we think about math, check out these resources below!

Secondary math teachers throughout the region are invited to participate in the Math in Real Life during 2018-2019. Teacher teams are being formed right now with a kick-off event planned for February 2018. Please contact Beccy Nordtvedt at Wallowa ESD for more information about the upcoming series.