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OSTA 60th Annual Conference on Science Education

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Ridgeview High School, Redmond, Oregon

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Doors open: 7:00 am.

Exhibit Area opens: 7:30 am

General Session and Keynote Speaker, Brad Fulton: 8:00 am

Sessions begin at 9:10 am.

 Conference Registration

Conference Program

 Exhibitors & Sponsors
 Conference Schedule

 Conference Lodging

Awards Celebration

Keynote Speaker   Continuing Education Credit

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Conference Registration

Registration Type

Early Registration

Through August 31

Advanced Registration

Through September 30

After September 30 and

Onsite Registration









Pre-Service Teachers and

Student Members




Retiree Member




WSTA Member*




*WSTA Member rate requires a registration code.  Please contact WSTA Representative Carol Sandison ( for that code.

Register for the conference here

Keynote Speaker

Known throughout the country for motivating and engaging teachers and students,
Brad Fulton has co-authored over a dozen books and hundreds of resources that provide easy-to-teach yet intellectually rich activities for busy teachers.  Drawing upon four decades in education, Brad is a frequent presenter at conferences and schools throughout the nation.

The students we teach today will have STEM careers tomorrow. Just as the American economy has transitioned from a manufacturing model to a tech-based one, our schools and our instruction must also adapt to prepare students for the global economy. As teachers, we have the great challenge and opportunity to equip our students for new careers that may not even exist yet. We will talk about how we can shift our instructional model to best prepare our students for success.

Conference Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved for us at the Comfort Suites Redmond Airport at 2243 SW Yew Ave, Redmond, OR 97756.  Call the hotel at 541-504-8900 and let them know you are with OSTA.

Continuing Education Credit

In Partnership with Eastern Oregon University, OSTA will be offering 1 CEU upon completion of the required work associated with your attendance at the conference.  Registration at EOU and payment of the credit fee ($200) is also required.  Registration process can be found here.

Here are some details to note:

  • Registration must be completed by Oct. 14, 2022.
  • The Non-Admitted, Non-Degree Seeking student application fee of $25 is waived for individuals enrolling in Credit Overlay courses. 
    • Please review your student account and if you believe you have been assessed this fee in error, please contact the EOU Admissions Office at

A Time for Science

Time is at a premium for educators and students today, as both are struggling with professional and academic success in these unprecedented times.   As professionals we need to use our time effectively and efficiently each and every day to get the most out of teaching and learning. In order to reach students where they are, educators need to demonstrate respect for their cultures, questions and values, as well as teaching them to think critically for themselves and about their future. 

In order to best meet these times, professional educators must rely on their strengths when connecting to standards, past experiences and lessons.  In addition, incorporating new ideas, phenomena and tools will assist in integrating academic subjects efficiently and effectively toward improved student outcomes. By integrating learning into the world, we are teaching students to be contributing leaders and members in the society that is their future.

Time Immemorial : Treasured Cultures

Oregon is a state of natural resources and filled with those who have cared for these resources since before “time” began to the present and in future generations. This strand focuses on equitable science opportunities for all cultures past, present and future. From tribal influences to local agricultural, forestry and husbandry practices to feeding and providing for those globally. Science is on the forefront of helping to explore new possibilities in our ever growing culturally diverse populations.

Time Connected : Connecting Old to New 

As we continue to move through the 21st century, it is necessary to connect our past to our future endeavors in building a better critical thinker for today and tomorrow's world. Integrating science instruction in every subject area such as art, social science, math, English Language Arts, foreign languages and others, increases student engagement, improves critical thinking skills, and builds connections across the curriculum to improve cognition. Integrated curriculum combines content areas to create meaningful learning experiences for students. This strand will create connections between past science experiences that we already do in our classrooms and creating new innovations to thinking critically about our world. This strand seeks to educate teachers in applying all aspects of the student learning through a variety of problem solving and reasoning tools.

Time for Possibilities : Our Science Future

Our students are the key to our future scientific explorations, innovations, and solutions.  This strand is intended to enrich the experience and expertise of teachers by providing opportunities to strengthen content knowledge and receive support for teaching climate science as envisioned at your grade-level within your community. It also seeks to train teachers in teaching scientific literacy so that students can ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. Students can demonstrate these skills by showing the ability to describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena as well as integrate the eight science and engineering practices within the disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts


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