Oregon Science Teachers Association

A Request for Proposals for the

The 2015 Fall Conference on Science Education

Transforming Science Education:

Collaborative Learning to Maximize Impact

Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon

October 16-18, 2015

Online session proposals being accepted now!  

Deadline is April 30, 2015

Alas, all good things must pass.

It was great to see you all at the 2014 Conference and we hope you found something to motivate and inspire you.

Access all the information about the 2014 Conference on our conference page.

The Conference app will be active for you to access the presenter files and evaluate sessions if you haven't already done so.

We will be sending out a conference evaluation soon!

The new ODE site will inform and provide resources for implementing the 2014 Standards.  It includes the link to the 2014 Science Standards Webpage.

Support Science Education in Oregon

There are many ways that OSTA works to support science education and science educators. We encourage anyone or any entity who thinks science education is important to get involved! If you or your organization would like to help OSTA in its mission to promote and facilitate excellence and continued improvement in science education, please let us know by sending an e-mail to OSTABoard@gmail.com.

Who are we?

OSTA is a state chapter of the National Science Teacher Association comprised of local teachers who are interested in all levels of science education. Its purpose is to encourage, promote, and assist in Improving science teaching and learning throughout the state. OSTA is excited about the future of science education in the state of Oregon. We encourage your support and involvement in the development of quality science programs throughout the state.

You are invited to become an active member by clicking on the Join Us link on the left. If already a member, share this page with a colleague. Members are encouraged to vote in the annual election for the OSTA Board of Directors and to serve on the board by running for office. You are invited to publish ideas and articles in the TOST and present sessions at the OSTA conferences.

If you are interested in net-working, sharing resources, and collaborating about teaching, then Membership in The Oregon Science Teachers Association is for You.

Join Us!

Oregon Educator Wins a NSTA Exhibit Hall Raffle!

Congratulations to Region 7 Director Donna Rainboth, who won a $300 telescope at the NSTA Long Beach Area Conference December 4-6, 2014.

With Donna is OSTA region 7 member Nod Palmer.

Upcoming events

February 21, 2015 10:00 AM • OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214-3354
February 28, 2015 10:00 AM • Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
March 07, 2015 10:00 AM • Mt Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030


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Oregon Science Teachers Association Wins Meyer Memorial Trust Grant

Grant to support development of strategic plan for science education professional development.

Portland, Ore., November 10, 2014: The Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) today announced that it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to develop an adaptive strategic framework that will guide OSTA to become a 21st century professional development organization. 

With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards as the new Oregon Science Standards in March 2014 come challenges to science education. Educators, especially in the elementary grades, will need professional development in an ongoing, connected and informal basis.  This is particularly true in Oregon, a state with a large number of rural communities.

"The Oregon Science Teachers Association is uniquely qualified to support the professional development of teachers working to develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education," said Doug Stamm, the chief executive officer of Meyer Memorial Trust. "This technical assistance grant will help the organization accommodate recent educational changes and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards."

This project will focus on transforming OSTA into a 21st Century professional development organization by developing and maintaining a strategic investment in a wide cross-section of people and organizations with a shared commitment to accessible, affordable, and quality professional development and networking; focusing on meeting the needs of science educators and exceeding their expectations; and developing innovative leaders who are stewards of science education as a profession and capable of keeping pace with the complexities brought by change.

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