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  • 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:

    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!

  • 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!


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