Upcoming osta Events

Watch this space for OSTA-sponsored conferences and events. For non OSTA-sponsored science education events around Oregon, visit our Oregon Science Calendar

Upcoming events

    • October 10, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
    Register

    Join us at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting & Learning for Early Registration/Happy Hour for light appetizers and beverages. Network with your colleagues attending the OSTA conference, check in and collect conference registration materials.


    This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. 
    However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

    Paying with a credit or debit card?

    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. 
    If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

    Paying by check?
    Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

    Oregon Science Teachers Association
    2019 Fall Conference Registration
    4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
    Portland, OR 97214-5246

    If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

    Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 10 days before the event. Email requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

    • October 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
    Register

    Oregon Science Teachers Association 58th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education

    All for Science & Science for All
    Lane Community College
    Eugene , Oregon

    OSTA's advertising campaign has begun.  Get your organization's name on our conference page as confirmed by completing your registration.

     

    In addition to exhibiting at the conference, there are many sponsorship opportunities that can get your organization’s name and logo in the conference advertising on our web page, and in all communications that we send out.

      To pay using a credit/debit card, complete the online registration. Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check? Complete the online registration and click on the "Invoice Me" button. Print the invoice that will be emailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the invoice with your check to:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Exhibitor Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214


      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 11, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      The Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference on Science Education

      To access the membership rate, you will need to log into the website.
      Not sure how to log on?

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 11, 2019
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      Join your colleagues as we celebrate science educators who have demonstrated professional excellence at the Lane Community College Conference Center.

      Doors will open at 5:30pm.  A no-host bar will be available.

      Dinner will be served at 6pm and the awards program will start at 6:45pm. The menu for dinner will accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free guests.

      You may register guests during the registration process.

      Adults: $30
      Children (3-12): $15
      Children under 3 are free

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 10 days before the event. Email requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      In this session you will explore tech tools to amplify the engagement, collaboration, and dynamics of a 3-D NGSS lesson. First, an example lesson on oak ecology will be used to show a shift to NGSS and tech integration.

      Next, you will explore tech tools such as Pear Deck, Google MyMaps, and PlayPosit to engage students in creating a collaborative, dynamic and engaging 3-D investigation. Time will be given for participants to explore the tech tools and begin designing or modifying a lesson that suits you. Participants are encouraged to bring your own device.

      Presenter: Mark Lewin, Enterprise Elementary School District

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      This workshop session is designed to offer participants a structured learning experience to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices within three-dimensional sense-making activities in their science classrooms. As foundational documents, this workshop uses principles from Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, The Dreamkeepers, Ambitious Science Teaching, and Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics.

      In the workshop session, participants will practice using discussion talk moves that allow all students in a classroom to enter into the cultural sense-making process as well as how to elicit ideas from students, respond to their ideas, and plan for next steps in unit lesson planning. Further, participants will practice using a model-building activity that provides students the opportunity to collaboratively build an explanation of the phenomena based on prior knowledge and student led whole class discussions. Throughout this structure, students are given the opportunity to share their ideas, hear peers language and sense making process, take up and respond to each others initial explanations, engage in scientific dialogue, and provide the teacher with information on where to go next in the unit based on their own questions and interests.

      Presenters: Matt Stewart and Julie Palmer, Franklin High School, Portland 

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 751 S Danebo Ave, Eugene
      Register

      We will embark on a ½ mile; 1 ½ hour tour of the West Eugene Wetlands (WEW) before reconvening indoors to share ideas for activities and curriculum related to wetland ecosystem service values and strategies for preparing and engaging youth in field trips. The Wet Prairie in West Eugene is not only an imperiled habitat, but a critically important example of how cities balance the need for urban growth and environmental conservation. We will discuss how the wet prairie has been managed by people throughout the course of history beginning with the Kalapuya peoples to current management strategies.

      Presenters: Annie Carter and Rick Ahrens, WREN: Willamette Resources & Educational Network 

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Bauman Tree Farm, 84289 Territorial Rd. Eugene OR 97405
      Register

      Participants will take a walking tour of a fourth generation working tree farm. During this field experience, participants will understand how forests are managed for timber while protecting soil, water, wildlife habitat, and recreation. We will tour management units of varying successional stages and discuss forest practices. Beautiful views and fresh air guaranteed! Participants should come with questions and expect to leave with teaching resources.

      Presenters: Beth Krisko and Lindsay Reaves, Forests Today and Forever

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      USING INVESTIGATIVE AND STUDENT CENTERED INSTRUCTION TO CREATE EQUITABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

      Outdoor School for All means every student in Oregon deserves an inclusive, impactful, and high quality outdoor school experience. Join us and explore active teaching techniques that allow a student’s lived experience to be a part of their science investigations. Experience a framework in which students name what they notice, explore what they wonder about, seek meaning, and relate observations back to their own lives. Investigating natural science with this student centered approach allows learning to become more personally and culturally relevant. Be prepared to spend an hour of this session outdoors, rain or shine. Included in session will be updates on Oregon’s growing outdoor school programming, alignment with NGSS, and a review of the Outdoor School Instructional Resource Rubric.

      Presenters: Benno Lyon, Charissa Jones and Amy Hoffman, OSU Extension Outdoor School Program

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      Gain a deeper understanding of 3-dimensional instruction by participating in and experiencing a learning sequence surrounding the phenomenon of why it is harder to run in dry sand than in wet sand. In this session you will engage as a learner to design an investigation, share your data, learn new reading strategies and model an explanation for this phenomenon. 

      Presenter: Berkeley Gadbaw, Middle School Teacher at Catlin Gabel School and Susan Holveck, Science Program Administrator for Portland Public Schools

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science helps teachers teach evolution with confidence. Participants will receive an entire, free unit of standards-aligned materials, including many active learning ideas. This session will focus on evolution content, hands-on activities, and online resources.

      Presenters: Sarah Ruggerio

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.


      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      This workshop will focus on scientific storytelling, scientific modeling, and designing equitable learning environments in primary classrooms. Participants will walk through a kindergarten unit on playground slide collisions, interact with student work samples and learn from real classroom videos that showcase culturally sustaining discussions, Ambitious Science Teaching, and the NGSS in action. Participants will be able to think, learn, and revise their science story about playground slide collisions, conduct investigations with balls and a ramp, and create a scientific model. We will share our instructional practices and pedagogical design choices that have brought our students success and belonging in science. We will also present findings from five years of our research-practice partnership that highlight how the learning environment supported kindergarten student engagement with physics, modeling, discussions, and sense-making.

      Presenters: Michelle Salgado & Kaia Tomokiyo

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.


      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • University of Oregon, Allan Price Science Commons (Science Library) DeArmond MakerSpace
      Register

      This will be a half-day conference workshop hosted at University of Oregon in the DeArmond MakerSpace. Participants will make and take sensors that can be used to explore testable questions about environmental factors such as air temperature, carbon dioxide, and nitric oxide. Curricular resources will be introduced to support student-driven projects. Additional time will be dedicated to visit labs associated with the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR).

      Presenters: Dean Walton and Dean Livelybrooks

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      In this session we will explore how phenomena can be used to anchor science teaching and learning in a culturally responsive science classroom. Participants will experience a phenomena driven task, and understand the role of phenomena in 3-dimensional instruction and assessment.

      Presenters: Noelle Gorbett, Science Assessment Specialist at the Oregon Department of Education, and Doug Lownsbury

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.


      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.


      • October 12, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help students learn to explain natural phenomena while they develop science proficiency and 21st century skills.

      Presenter: Jennifer Kaszuba

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.


      • October 12, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help students learn to explain natural phenomena while they develop science proficiency and 21st century skills.

      Presenter: Jennifer Kaszuba

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.



      • October 12, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Lane Community College, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      The experiential and multidisciplinary UPRIVER Story Map curriculum for 6th-thru 12th graders invites students to explore what it means to be global water citizens. The stories around which the curriculum is designed feature restoration projects in the Willamette River watershed in Oregon, and represent water issues people grapple with around the world. The presenter will introduce participants to the curriculum by showing the story map and select video stories, and then will invite participants to complete their own Water Journey map, an activity from the curriculum. (Educators who wish to acquire the full curriculum will need to register for the two-day UPRIVER workshop at Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC), April 4-5, 2020. Find more info here.)

      Presenter: Dr. Kathy Chambliss

      3 PDUs will be provided upon completion of this workshop.

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2019 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.

      If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.


      • October 16, 2019
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Zoom Webinar - link will be shared upon registration
      Register
      The Next Generation Science Standards have the power to revolutionize K-12 math learning and teaching with their focus on equity, phenomena-driven learning, three-dimensionality, and more. Whether you are an elementary educator teaching multiple subjects, or a STEAM educator at any grade level, this webcast will explore what math educators can learn from the NGSS. You will leave with some tasks, instructional routines, and formative assessment practices that can be implemented in your classroom right away!

      Presenter: Andy Byerley, Math Assessment Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Education

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. Signing in before registering saves our organization time, so we thank you! 

      One PDU will be provided for attending, contingent upon completing an exit survey.

      This meeting will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email with the meeting link after you register. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will need to allow yourself a few minutes to download the app here: https://zoom.us/ 


      • October 25, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon
      Register

      ATTENTION TEACHERS who teach grades 3-5 and secondary grades! Two separate workshops are available to you!

      Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry (1 Day):

      This workshop is an introduction to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will first learn about the limitations of typical laboratory instruction and why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science.Next, the participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by participating in all eight stages of an actual ADI lab investigation from start to finish. The participants will then have time to reflect on their experiences during the lab investigation and ask clarifying questions. From there, the participants will learn about scientific arguments and how ADI is aligned with state standards for Science and English- Language Arts.

      Cost: $150 for OSTA members, $175 for non-members which will include an OSTA membership

      Must have 25 participants per workshop to have the event, please register by October 1,  2019.

      Registrants will receive 6 hrs of PDU credits in the form of a certificate from OSTA and an ADI e-book of your choice.

      • October 25, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon
      Register

      ATTENTION TEACHERS who teach grades 3-5 and secondary grades! Two separate workshops are available to you!

      Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry (1 Day):

      This workshop is an introduction to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will first learn about the limitations of typical laboratory instruction and why ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science.Next, the participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by participating in all eight stages of an actual ADI lab investigation from start to finish. The participants will then have time to reflect on their experiences during the lab investigation and ask clarifying questions. From there, the participants will learn about scientific arguments and how ADI is aligned with state standards for Science and English- Language Arts.

      Cost: $150 for OSTA members, $175 for non-members which will include an OSTA membership

      Must have 25 participants per workshop to have the event, please register by October 1,  2019.

      Registrants will receive 6 hrs of PDU credits in the form of a certificate from OSTA and an ADI e-book of your choice.

    Past events

    September 11, 2019 OSTA Webcast: English Learners in STEM Subjects: Approaches to Reimagine with Okhee Lee
    May 22, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning with Berkeley Gadbaw and Susan Holveck
    April 16, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Cultural Values in the Science Classroom
    March 11, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Tools to Next-Genify your Instruction with Berkeley Gadbaw and Susan Holveck
    February 13, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Let's Talk OSAS with ODE
    December 17, 2018 "Science Fair" Screening
    November 30, 2018 Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry: ADI 101
    November 29, 2018 Pre-Neil deGrasse Tyson "Discussion" Hour on 11/29
    November 28, 2018 Pre-Neil deGrasse Tyson "Discussion" Hour
    November 01, 2018 Oregon Science Leaders Fall Meeting
    October 13, 2018 Making Science Fun Again
    October 13, 2018 Patterns Biology: Ecosystems and Biodiversity Workshop
    October 13, 2018 Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Printing Fish
    October 13, 2018 Evolution for Middle School Educators
    October 13, 2018 Watershed Science
    October 13, 2018 Explorer Program with Marine Discovery Tours
    October 13, 2018 Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (PM)
    October 13, 2018 Plankton Lab Activity and Visitor Center Exploration
    October 13, 2018 Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Students
    October 13, 2018 Engineering Design of Candy to Explore Intermolecular Attractions
    October 13, 2018 Matter and Chemical Engineering for Middle School Science Teachers
    October 13, 2018 Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
    October 13, 2018 OMSI Camp Gray
    October 13, 2018 Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (AM)
    October 13, 2018 Extended Estuary Investigations and Visitor Center Exploration
    October 12, 2018 Awards Banquet
    October 12, 2018 2018 Fall Conference on Science Education
    October 12, 2018 Coastal Learning Symposium
    October 12, 2018 2018 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
    October 11, 2018 Early Registration and Networking
    August 08, 2018 Outdoor Science Education on School Grounds
    August 06, 2018 NGSS for Middle School Teachers
    June 01, 2018 Science Teacher Night at Plank Town Brewing
    April 10, 2018 High School NGSS & STEM Workshop
    February 26, 2018 STEM Project Based Learning Workshop
    October 14, 2017 2017 OSTA Fall Conference on Science Education
    October 14, 2017 2017 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
    October 13, 2017 Hawks View Cellars Tour
    October 13, 2017 Stickman Brewery Tour
    October 13, 2017 An In-Depth Tour of Vernier Software & Technology
    October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Music Waves & Vibes
    October 13, 2017 3D Scanning and Printing
    October 13, 2017 NGSS through the Lens of STEM and the Scientific and Engineering Practices
    October 13, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Data Informed Engineering
    October 13, 2017 Biology for the Next Generation
    October 13, 2017 The Japanese Art of Gyotaku (Fish Printing) in the Classroom
    October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Emergency Power
    October 13, 2017 Cancer Medicine Focus Enhances Biology Curriculum
    October 13, 2017 Tour of OHSU's Simulation Center
    October 13, 2017 Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy Learning for All Students
    October 13, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Space Science
    October 13, 2017 How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression
    October 13, 2017 NSTA Press: The Power of Questioning and Investigating
    October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Clean Water
    October 12, 2017 OSTA Awards Program @ OMSI
    October 03, 2017 STEM PBL for NGSS
    September 30, 2017 Oregon Science Project
    September 27, 2017 East Metro Meet and Greet
    August 10, 2017 Outdoor Science Education on School Grounds
    August 07, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Teachers
    June 03, 2017 Action Research Conference: Communities of Practice Around Elementary Science Education
    June 01, 2017 OSTA Eclipse Workshop & Networking Event
    May 11, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference-May 11th
    May 03, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Biomimicry Unit Support Session
    April 29, 2017 NGSS Earth Science for Middle School Science Teachers
    April 27, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
    April 24, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Biomimicry Unit Support Session
    April 20, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference
    April 20, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
    March 18, 2017 NGSS Life Science for Middle School Science Teachers
    February 16, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference-Feb. 16th
    February 11, 2017 NGSS Physical Science for Middle School Science Teachers
    February 02, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
    January 31, 2017 Get Your Hands on Science!
    January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
    January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
    January 23, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
    November 11, 2016 Elementary Day @ NSTA
    November 10, 2016 OSTA/WSTA Awards Program @ OMSI
    November 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
    November 09, 2016 Biology for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Chemistry for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Physics for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Elementary Students
    October 13, 2016 Secondary Science Unconference
    October 12, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
    October 10, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
    October 06, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
    October 06, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
    August 26, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ High Desert ESD
    August 26, 2016 Living on the edge… of the Cascadia subduction zone: Teacher professional development for a schools-based slinky seismometer network for Lane County, Oregon schools.
    August 17, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ Lane ESD
    August 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
    August 05, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @SOU
    June 25, 2016 OSTA Board Kinder NGSS Training
    May 25, 2016 GAPS Elementary Unconference
    May 21, 2016 Integrating Common Core with Outdoor Science Education
    May 19, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for Lane County, Oregon Schools
    May 17, 2016 Regional K-12 Unconference
    May 14, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for the Coos Bay Region
    May 12, 2016 PDU Certificate Request for All Standards, All Students
    May 12, 2016 All Standards, All Students: Utilizing Rich Language and Rigorous Science Instruction to Ensure Equitable Access for All Students
    May 03, 2016 Climate Reality with Bill Bradbury
    April 28, 2016 High School Science Unconference
    April 14, 2016 Region 1 Social and ISEP Lecture
    April 13, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
    April 04, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
    March 10, 2016 LEGO Robotics Workshop
    February 04, 2016 Science Education UnConference
    January 25, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Force and Motion Unit Support Session
    January 13, 2016 High School Science Unconference
    October 17, 2015 2015 Awards Banquet
    October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference
    October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
    October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Tours
    October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops
    September 30, 2015 Chemistry & Physics Unconference
    May 16, 2015 Region 4 Gathering
    May 09, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Intel STEM Center
    April 18, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
    March 07, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Mt. Hood Community College
    February 28, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Lewis & Clark College
    February 26, 2015 Region 6 Meeting @ Crux Fermentation Project
    February 21, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
    February 12, 2015 OSTA Social before Theodore Gray's Linus Pauling Lecture
    January 10, 2015 Region 2 meeting
    October 10, 2014 2014 Awards Banquet
    October 10, 2014 2014 OSTA Fall Conference
    October 10, 2014 Exhibitor Registration for 2014 OSTA Conference
    April 26, 2014 Board Meeting
    March 08, 2014 NSTA Virtual Conference--NGSS practices in action
    March 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
    February 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
    November 09, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
    October 24, 2013 OSTA/WSTA Awards Reception
    October 24, 2013 NSTA Conference
    October 05, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
    June 15, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
    May 17, 2013 Imagine Tomorrow Competition
    May 15, 2013 STEM FORUM & EXPO--Early Registration deadline April 19.
    May 04, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
    March 22, 2013 NOBCCHE WEST REGIONAL MEETING
    March 21, 2013 Marquam Hill Lectures-OHSU-Biology
    March 16, 2013 14th Annual Brain Awareness Season
    January 11, 2013 Annual Retreat

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