New Statewide Science (NGSS) Leadership Opportunity for K-12 Educators
Applications due by March 11, 2017
The Oregon Science Project’s 2017-2018 Learning Facilitator Training seeks to build regional expertise - especially in Oregon’s rural and semi rural regions - for the classroom implementation of the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS). This equity-focused effort, funded by the Oregon Department of Education, will build a cadre of 40 learning facilitators that cover the entire state to provide locally relevant, high quality, K-12 science professional development for their region’s K-12 educators. While emphasis will be placed on selecting educators from Oregon’s rural and semi rural areas, all K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. For details and application form, please click here.
Next Up: #OSTA17
Phenomenon: Exploring Your World
This strand is about the student's journey of exploration of their world. It is about the student experience, not the teacher telling the story.
Equity: All Aboard
This strand focuses on the need for cultural relevancy in science teaching so all students have access and can participate in the science journey. Let’s utilize the science and engineering practices as the ticket to increase student access and engagement.
Generating Energy through the Interconnectedness of STEAM
This strand is about powering student engagement by interconnecting science with technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Deadline for proposals is
April 30, 2017
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We are half-way through the school year, and it is time to start nominating colleagues who have inspired or impressed you. Those individuals who have served their students in a way that excites them about science and engineering that leads to improved student achievement need to be recognized for the important work they are doing.
The 2017 winners will be honored at the awards event held at OMSI on the evening of October 12th. A great kick-off to the 2017 Conference on Science Education October 13-14 at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus in Portland.
Meet our 2016 Winners who were honored at the Awards Event held at Theory, the Cafe at OMSI on Thursday, November 10, 2016. We are very proud to have these teachers as members of the Oregon Science Teachers Association.
2016 NSTA Portland Area Conference
Check out highlights from the NSTA Portland Area conference through our very active Twitter Feed as well as the #NSTA16 activity feed and this #ONLYatNSTA YouTube video.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales proclaimed November 8-12, 2016 as Science Education Week in Portland. The proclamation was presented to OSTA President Susan Holveck at the General Session by NSTA Retiring President, Carolyn Hayes.