Professional Development for Educators
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Engineering Workshops: The daVinci project. June 5 deadline to apply, see details here.
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 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.
For the Love of Math
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!
- Classroom Strategies to Reduce Students’ Math Anxiety
- Real Life Math lessons developed by teachers
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.