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  • June 23, 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Designing Bio-Sourced Polymers that Enable Recycling

    Thursday, July 1st

    2-3:30pm ET

    Join Stefan Mecking of the University of Konstanz during this free interactive broadcast as he reimagines polymer recycling and discusses how hydrocarbon polymers and their specific material property profiles can be designed for low effort efficient recycling. This ACS Webinar is moderated by Mark Jones, Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow, Dow Chemical (retired) and co-produced with the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars.html?sc=210701_comm_webinar_techinn_em_engaged


  • June 23, 2021 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Patterns High School Science Sequence is a three year course pathway and curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The sequence consists of freshman physics, sophomore chemistry, and junior biology courses. Each course utilizes common instructional strategies and real world phenomena and design challenges that engage students and support their learning.  The curriculum is a combination of teacher-generated and curated open-content materials.  The Teacher generated materials are shared freely under a Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike Creative Commons License. Teacher workshops for each course are offered each summer in the Portland-Metro area. For more information, see our Professional Development page.

    https://www.pdxstem.org/hs-science

  • June 23, 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators.

    PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available on teacher workdays.

    Registration closes Thursday, July 15th, 3:00 p.m. 

    Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops

    • Session 1: Tuesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Session 2: Thursday, July 15,  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Curriculum:  Project Learning Tree’s ‘Environmental Experiences for Early Learners’ (E-book)

    Audience: PreK-2nd grade formal and nonformal educators, and caretakers of young children


     


  • June 23, 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available on teacher workdays.

    Registration closes Thursday, June 24th, 3:00 p.m. 

    • Session 1: Tuesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Session 2: Thursday, July 15,  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops

    Format & Length Interactive, online, 2 two hour sessions, plus self-paced work in between sessions 

    Curriculum: Project WILD’s ‘Growing Up WILD’ (physical guide)

    Audience:  PreK-2nd grade formal and nonformal educators, and caretakers of young children



  • June 23, 2021 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Link for Registration

    Date(s): July 26-29, 2021

    8:30AM-3:30PM each day

    This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of biology with the scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers experience the Patterns Approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content as well as how to integrate engineering and student-centered learning experiences, such as case studies and simulations, into their instructional design. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry and engineering investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of data. Students will use technology to collect and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible. Biology Curriculum Link

  • June 23, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 30, 2021 8:30am - 11:30am

    Connect local teachers with as many local professions/sectors as possible to develop a culture of educator/industry collaboration. It’s always fun and engaging and everyone leaves feeling really positive about future collaboration possibilities!   Flier     Register



  • May 25, 2021 11:24 PM | Anonymous

    SAVE THE DATE!

    July 30 - August 1

    We are excited to announce our 2021 Environmental Education Conference. We are partnering with Southern Oregon University’s Environmental Education Graduate Program to bring you a hybrid conference with both virtual and in-person sessions. We are aware that social gatherings are not safe at this time and acknowledge that this may still be the case come summer 2021. Keeping that in mind we are working to organize a hybrid conference with the majority of sessions offered online with some in-person field trips and workshops at Southern Oregon University (SOU). We will be prepared to switch to an all-virtual conference if conditions warrant the change.

    Interested in supporting the conference? Contact us to learn how you can volunteer your time or become a conference sponsor.


  • May 21, 2021 12:05 PM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    Chemistry for the Next Generation: August 2 - 6, 2021
    Physics for the Next Generation: August 9 - 13, 2021
    Biology for the Next Generation: August 9 - 13, 2021

    Course Fee: $450

    Audience: High School Science Teachers

    Please register here.

    You can find more information about the approach and access the curriculum by visiting https://www.pdxstem.org/hs-science

    We are excited to announce that registration is open for the High School Science for All: the Patterns Approach courses for this summer! The five-day summer courses on the High School Science for All curriculum: NGSS Physics, NGSS Chemistry, and NGSS Biology will occur virtually during the first two weeks of August. The courses provide a great foundation for teachers interested in utilizing the open source curriculum and associated instruction strategies. The model is a three-year pathway and curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The curriculum utilizes a storyline patterns approach to problem-based learning, common instructional strategies, real-world phenomena and design challenges that engage students and support their learning. The curriculum is a combination of teacher-generated and curated open-content materials. Complete distance learning resources have been developed for all units in all courses. The Teacher-generated materials are shared freely under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons License.


  • May 11, 2021 6:38 AM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

    The Salmon Watch program was created to provide experiential education and encounters with Pacific wild salmon to connect students and adults with nature and empower community engagement.  The distance-based learning links below, will assist your members in implementing meaningful, place-based science while online.

    https://worldsalmoncouncil.org/welcome-to-salmon-watch-streaming/ 

    https://worldsalmoncouncil.org/salmonwatch/ 

    If you have any question or concerns about this amazing outreach, do not hesitate to email or call Jenny Ammon - Jenny.Ammon@marionswcd.net Natural Resource Educator for Marion Soil & Water Conservation Board in Salem, Oregon, or Nicholas Wagner - nicholas@worldsalmoncouncil.org World Salmon Council Program Manager



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