Opportunities and Resources

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  • May 09, 2022 2:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Biorad is presenting a free webinar for educators, in partnership with National Association of Biology Teachers - Register here

    CRISPR gene therapy is being used today to cure diseases we once thought incurable, and the approaches are even more diverse and creative than you might think!

    In this FREE webinar, you’ll discover the medicine, technology, and FDA clinical trial process behind one of the most exciting CRISPR therapies currently being tested. You will also explore:

    • Fascinating strategies that scientists are using to treat and cure genetic diseases like
    sickle cell anemia and β-thalassemia

    • How they relate to key classroom concepts

    • How your students can model disease therapy with a real hands-on CRISPR lab activity

    Note: No continuing education credits or certificates are being offered for attending this event. Attendees will receive an email after the event that they may use as proof of attendance.

  • May 09, 2022 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tired of your old and outdated textbooks? OpenStax is part of Rice University, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation. As an educational initiative, it's our mission to improve educational access and learning for everyone. Through our partnerships with philanthropic foundations and our alliance with other educational resource companies, we're breaking down the most common barriers to learning. Because we believe that everyone should and can have access to knowledge.

    OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. Seriously. We've also developed a low-cost, research-based courseware that gives students the tools they need to complete their course the first time around. Check out our current library of textbooks and explore OpenStax Tutor.

  • May 09, 2022 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you work at a school that receives Title 1 funds? Would your students benefit from a free download of PhET’s Apps for Schools allowing offline and at-home sim use?

    PhET’s Chromebook/Android and iOS Apps for Schools provide offline access to PhET’s collection of nearly 100 interactive science and math simulations, and support learning in schools and student homes where internet access is not available or unreliable. Currently, these apps are available for $0.99 per download to support PhET’s sustainability, but we are exploring possibilities for donor funding to make these apps free to Title 1 schools.

    Please complete a brief survey to express your interest in receiving free app licenses for your school. Your anonymized responses will be shared with a potential donor. Should donor funding become available to support your request, we will notify you!

    Link to Survey - Click Here

  • April 11, 2022 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics. The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. 

    Check out this link from NIH filled with resources and ideas to help you and your students celebrate DNA day in your classroom. 

  • April 06, 2022 10:32 AM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    A FREE PD Opportunity: Applications are due by April 14th.
    In Field experience: July 17-20

    The On the Farm STEM Experience – Dairy includes virtual professional development workshops and an immersive in-person experience focusing on food and dairy science to increase the relevancy and authenticity of content in science classrooms. This program is designed for high school science educators to:

    • Identify and outline candidate phenomena that are relevant and engaging to students for classroom implementation.
    • Develop a common understanding of the food production system and its importance/relevancy to students.
    • Deepen their understanding of NGSS design principles of equitable science learning.
    • Apply NGSS design principles to create meaningful learning experiences for students.

  • April 03, 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beyond Benign: Green Chemistry Education, is offering a paid professional development opportunity for middle school teachers this summer all about how to incorporate student driven exploration around climate science in the middle school classroom. 

    Who: Middle school science teachers

    What: A 1-graduate-credit course

    When: July 6-July 20 (July 6-7 and 12-13, 9:30am-11am PT, virtual classes)

    Where: Online

    Why: Empower your students, gain graduate credits, earn $100! 

    Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022

    Click here to register! 

  • March 22, 2022 10:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The River Starts Here - Students for clean water video contest: https://theriverstartshere.org/video-contest/

    Contest entries will consist of 25- or 55-second videos about water pollution. All Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County Oregon high school students are invited to participate. Public, private, charter, and home school students are eligible. Up to five $500 Prizes will be awarded.

    Application deadline: April 24, 2022 Submit your video link here.

  • March 16, 2022 8:06 AM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    Please register in advance to join the discussion on Monday, April 25 from 2:30-4:00pm PDT!

    The Oregon Open Learning team invites you to a conversation about open educational resources (OER) in K-12 and higher education settings. The purpose of this interactive session is to facilitate connections and collaboration on OER between K-12 and Higher Education partners. Breakout room topics will include OER for Dual Enrollment, OER in Educator Preparation, and OER in K-12 and Higher Education.

  • March 13, 2022 7:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Research shows that high-quality instructional materials can make a difference for students—yet less than 33 percent of materials used in classrooms are aligned to standards. This is a critical issue for schools and districts, particularly ones that serve students with marginalized identities and those impacted by poverty. We believe that the process used to select new materials is as important as the materials themselves. Curriculum can be a key lever for ensuring every student has access to a high-quality education. In this free, four-part webinar series beginning in April, EdReports will share tools that support key components of an equity-centered instructional materials adoption and feature expert educators who will discuss their experiences adopting new materials.

    Click here for more information and how to register

  • March 13, 2022 7:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) is hosting a Culturally Responsive Science Instruction webinar

    April 4, 2022 | 12-1 PM ET
    Panelists: Julie BrownAngelina CastagnoPradeep DassShannon DavidsonLama Jaber, Darold Harmon Joseph, Kristina Anna Kramarczuk, Diane Jass Ketelhut, and Allison Metcalf.

    This session explores innovative models and tools at the frontier of culturally relevant and responsive instruction. Researchers describe frameworks for equitable and responsive science teaching, models for developing responsive teaching practices, and tools for examining those practices.

    Click here to register!


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