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The Oregon Science Project

New Statewide Science (NGSS) Leadership Opportunity for K-12 Educators

Applications to join the Oregon Science Project are now closed.

Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

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.

Participants can opt to receive an annual stipend, or earn graduate level credit from Eastern Oregon University.

Oregon Science Project Learning Facilitator Training Overview

TRAINING: Spring 2017 & Summers 2017, 2018

  • The 2014 Oregon Science Standards (Next Generation Science Standards)

  • Facilitation techniques for leading productive professional learning discussions

  • Online and hybrid teaching methods

PRACTICE: Fall-Spring 2018

  • Implementing the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS) in your classroom/program

  • Running small, regional 16 hour hybrid/online NGSS study group for other educators

  • Participating in statewide professional discussion around NGSS

ACCESS: Unlimited (Free)

  • A newly curated 16 hour NGSS professional learning module utilizing the open source material created by national NGSS thought leaders

The Oregon Science Project has been made possible through funding from the Oregon Department of Education. This collaboration between Eastern Oregon University, the Oregon Science Teachers Association, and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub also includes partnerships with multiple Oregon STEM Hubs and the University of Oregon.


The Oregon Science Project aligns with OSTA's Strategic Goals that were adopted in 2016.

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