Professional Learning (PL) Opportunities
Get a jump start on learning at the 2021 Summer STEAM Institute. This year’s sessions will take place August 16-20 in both virtual and face-to-face format. Current topics include Early Learning STEAM, Next Generation Science Standards 1.0 and 2.0, Elementary STEAM Champions, Career Connected Learning through Oregon Connections, Computer Science Fundamentals for Elementary Teachers, Using zSpace and Project-Based Learning.
Explore the course descriptions and register here: www.dcpss.org/summerinstitute
Session Descriptions for Summer Institute
DETAILS COMING SOON!
Education Practicum Placements – Sites Needed for Early Pre-Service Teachers for 60 Hour Practicums
Ongoing Professional Learning
Ongoing: STEM Happier Hour Chats – First and third Tuesday (4:05 pm to 4:50 pm) K-12 Educators, join informal gatherings designed to connect educators and tap into shared experience and expertise. Each session will have a theme and will provide time to connect in small grade-alike and/or district-similar (urban, rural, larger, smaller, etc.) groups as well as large group. SIgn up: https://bit.ly/3f9x4lx
Feb. 22, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Engaging Students with the Next Generation Sciences Standards in Today’s Elementary and Middle School Virtual Learning Environment: https://www.smore.com/hmf6q-ngss-professional-learning?ref=email
Ongoing – Cost-Free K-12 Earthquake Science Professional Development Opportunity: The University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center offers a self-paced on-line Cascadia Earthquake Education course. Cascadia Earthquake Education course.
Ongoing – Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – self paced and ongoing Stanford NGSS Assessment Project
Cornell Labs (Creates innovative K-12 resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen-science projects) Ongoing K-12 professional development opportunities: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/professional-development/
Eastern Oregon REN Professional Development YouTube channel has been developed with videos on Zoom tips, virtual tools, and other tricks for distance learning. Check it out here and “subscribe”
High School Science for All: the Patterns Approach distance learning resources and webinars.
The “STEM Innovation – High School Science for All” grant provides funding to pay for teacher time to attend the webinars. All Oregon high school science teachers are eligible and welcome to attend and be paid for their time. Registration form.