Opportunities and Resources

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  • March 06, 2022 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register to take part in 2 free sessions of professional development offerings of your choice on Saturday March 12th from 9am-12pm. Offerings include: 

    Session 1 Choices - Equitable grading and anti-cheating classroom practices; Discover learning with QR codes; and Minecraft: Education Edition as a Framework for Teaching CS to K-6 and 7-12 Students

    Session 2 Choices - Python: How to effectively deliver computer science concepts; Audio and Interaction in Scratch and p5.js! (coding audio); and a second offering of Minecraft Education Edition. 

    Check out more info and a link to register for the event here

  • March 01, 2022 2:46 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    Explore recently published NOVA classroom resources in a webinar on Tuesday, March 8th, 7PM ET, 4PM PT

    Even if you cannot attend in person, register to receive the recording link and document of resources.

    Learn about recently published NOVA classroom resources for chemistry, biology and health, grades 6-12 . There will be a focus on science misinformation/disinformation, and we'll highlight resources connecting science and society, especially in the area of chemistry. 

    You’ll leave the webinar with engaging resources you can use right away and strategies from two classroom teachers on using them.  We'll end with a sneak peek of soon-to-be published NOVA resources and an open Q&A with all of the presenters. 

  • February 28, 2022 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This virtual (via Zoom) workshop focuses on Tribal History/Shared History: Oregon American Indian Curriculum. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 13, now known as Tribal History/Shared History. Tribal History / Shared History is (K-12) historically accurate, culturally embedded, place-based, contemporary, and developmentally appropriate Native American/Alaska Native curriculum. Throughout this workshop, participants will learn the 9 Essential Understandings and 6 Critical Orientations needed to understand the rich culture and contributions of Native people in this state and nation. Participants will leave the workshop with ways to implement and integrate these essential understandings and educate students on the accurate and authentic traditional knowledge and place of tribal peoples that call Oregon home.

    Facilitated by Louise Wilmes, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma

    Guest panel and speakers to be confirmed.

    This workshop is a new addition to the series of four workshops that were developed by PMPS Equity LeNS (Equity Leadership Network for STEM) team, a group of equity experts and STEM education experts. The goal of these workshops is to empower educators, community program staff, and others who work with marginalized or underserved youth to effectively serve as an Ally*.

    Audience: Community STEM educators and community members

    Cost: Free

    Register to receive the Zoom access information prior to the workshop. 

    Register Here


  • February 06, 2022 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consider joining fellow science teachers in Oregon and Washington to find out more about resources for centering social justice in your science curriculum. Click here to take you to the flyer with info about how to sign up for meeting invites from the Teaching Science for Social Justice teacher group. 

    *Group hosted by: ESD 112 (Vancouver, WA), Puget Sound ESD (Renton, WA), and Multnomah ESD (Portland, OR)

  • February 06, 2022 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register your group or yourself today! Details and RSVP HERE!

    • Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 9:00 am - 12 pm

    • 10 simultaneous stewardship parties happening throughout the watershed - All talents and abilities wanted! 

    • Plant, weed, and mulch for a healthier watershed together

    • Stick around for a grab and go thank you lunch at the end!

  • February 06, 2022 5:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eureka! is a 5-year STEM magnet program for 8th – 12th grade youth, that empowers them to see themselves as an important part of the future workforce. 

    They are accepting applications from current 7th graders (for all 4 sites - PSU, PCC Cascade, PCC Rock Creek, and MHCC) and current 8th graders for MHCC only. 

    Application Deadline: April 29th, 2022 at 4:30pm

  • January 30, 2022 2:08 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    Wednesday, February 2 and 10
    FREE to Register

    Learn to engage students in fascinating crayfish studies and water quality monitoring in this webinar with partners from the River Mile Network.

    Rick Reynolds from Engaging Every Student will team up with Janice Elvidge from the National Park Service and Jim Elkins from the University of Idaho to step you through student activities including investigations in your local watershed.  The lesson plans shared meet NGSS and CCS standards.

    Learn about grant opportunities from the EPA and NPS to support you in these activities with equipment, training, sub coverage, transportation and more.

    Here is a flyer to share with your colleagues.

  • January 30, 2022 1:26 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    August 16-18, 2022
    Silver Falls State Park

    This three day workshop will provide hands-on opportunities in the field as well as classroom time to develop curriculum tools and strategies that promote student-driven field-based science inquiry projects from K - 12. Attending teachers can also apply for a $2,000 grant ($6000 if you work collaboratively with at least two other teachers) for classroom equipment and resources for field-based inquiry investigations from the Diack Ecology Education Program. This training is sponsored by the Diack Ecology Education Program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (JGEMS), a public charter school in Salem, Oregon, focusing on field-based environmental science.

    Flyer to post and share with your colleagues.

  • January 30, 2022 1:06 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    This data-driven infographic shows the status of Webb on its journey to L2 orbit. The page constantly updates as Webb travels, deploys, and cools to operating temperature.

    You can EXPLORE past and upcoming deployments on the way to L2. The Deployment Explorer opens to the MOST RECENTLY COMPLETED deployment step, all deployment steps to the "left" (on the top thumbnail nav) are COMPLETED, all deployment steps to the "right" (on the top thumbnail nav) are FUTURE.

  • January 30, 2022 1:03 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    2/3/2022 (Thu) - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

    Have you been searching for ways to better support your neurodiverse learners? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they learn about the NASA Neurodiversity Network (N3) that develops resources and internships for youth on the autism spectrum!
    Access registration here!



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