Join OSTA President Susan Holveck, Science TOSA for Secondary Science at the Beaverton School District, and distinguished guests as they present sessions that demonstrate the impact that teaching science at the elementary level has on equity, English language proficiency, academic achievement, and college and career readiness.
Session 1: Articulating the "Why": Science in the Elementary Years
Principals and elementary teachers will learn why science instruction is important for students and why it is an equity issue if science is not taught.
Session 2: Taking Stock and Planning for Three-Dimensional Science Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools
Elementary Teachers and administrators will learn implementation strategies for transforming their schools' culture to be more inclusive of 3D science teaching and learning.
Session 3: The State of Science/STEM/STEAM Education in Oregon
In this networking session, participants will learn about various science, STEM, and STEAM projects that have been made possible by funding granted by the State of Oregon.
This event was especially arranged with administrators in mind, so please pass this information on to yours!
More details can be found in this Flyer.
OSTA Pre-Conference Workshops @ NSTA
Noon - 4pm, Wednesday, November 9th
Lloyd Center Double Tree Hotel, Portland
In conjunction with the 2016 NSTA Portland Area Conference, OSTA is sponsoring and leading a series of Pre-Conference workshops that will provide you with NGSS aligned instructional strategies specific to grade level and/or subject area. 4 PDU's will be provided to participants. Cost: $75
Space is limited, so register today!
Bring your team! Download and complete the group registration form. Send the completed spreadsheet to the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in that email which workshop you are registering for, and your school district purchase order.
Join us in congratulating and celebrating our colleagues who have demonstrated professional excellence at our Awards Program Thursday, November 10th. Join us at Theory, the Cafe at OMSI, for food, drink and esprit de corps. Enjoy exploring the museum after the celebration. Tickets are $25 per person and available here.
Exploring Mountains: Guiding Science Teaching and Learning
November 10-12, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center
Working with NSTA, OSTA developed conference strands that reflected the best content designed around the areas of greatest need as we work toward implementing the vision of the NRC Framwork for K-12 Science Education and detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Strands and featured speakers:
Base Camp: Collaborating to Integrate Elementary Science Instruction with Math and ELA
Dr. Carla Zembal-Saul, Penn State University
Co-Creator and facilitator of the NSTA Web Seminars on Teaching NGSS in K-5 Classrooms Series
The View From the Summit: Celebrating Science for All
Deena Pierott, Founder of iUrban Teen
Career focused STEM Education Programs aimed at underrepresented teens ages 13-18
The View From All Angles: Connecting Three-Dimensional Science Instruction
Dr. Phillip Bell, University of Washington
Editor of the STEM Teaching Tools Site
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