Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program Nominations

Nominate yourself to join the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program for 2015-16!

The MIE Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes.

MIE Experts work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education. They advocate and share their thoughts on effective use of technology in education with peers and policy makers. They provide insight for Microsoft on new products and tools for education, and they exchange best practices as they work together to promote innovation in teaching and learning. Learn more about the program and apply here: http://aka.ms/mie

Teacher’s Night Out

Don’t miss the High Desert Museum’s 7th annual appreciation night and community resource fair exclusively for educators! Kick off the school year with a fun gathering of teachers, educators, administrators, and community partners. Learn about programs, services, and resources provided by community partners like the STEM Hub.

Doors open early for exhibit previews and special programming
5:00 pm Ranch and Sawmill Tour
5:30 pm Bird of Prey Encounter
6:00 pm Educational Networking, Appetizers, and Drinks
7:00 pm Raffle Giveaways

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Click here for more information and to register.

PD Opportunities

Lots of professional development opportunities are coming up for teachers in June, including intensive focuses on the Next Generation Science Standards and technology education. Check out the calendar for a complete list!

We plan to make more opportunities available during the late August and early September back to school time. Exact offerings are still flexible, so if there’s a particular topic you’d like to see, let us know by emailing info@centraloregonstem.org.

STEM Uncovered Video Competition

The Noyce Foundation, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, has announced the STEM Uncovered: 2015 Video Competition challenging young people and their afterschool programs to creatively tell their stories about how STEM learning continues to keep them engaged and inspires their future career plans. Over the next few months, students across the country can submit 3-minute videos sharing how their afterschool and summer learning programs uncover STEM learning and inspire them to build, create, explore, and dream. To learn more about the STEM Uncovered 2015 Video Competition, visit www.stemvideocompetition.org.

STEM Week Oregon

STEMWeekOregon logoMay 2–10, 2015 is officially STEM Week Oregon, a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate, and engage young people in activities involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Anyone, anywhere in the state can participate. The statewide network of STEM Hubs is collaborating to promote this opportunity to spread the word about STEM in Oregon. Visit stemoregon.org/stemweek (hosted by our friends at the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership) for more information or to register your event or activity and use the hashtag #STEMWeekOregon to share your experiences.

OregonASK Trainings & Forum

OregonASK, a collaborative network supporting quality out-of-school time programs for youth and families throughout Oregon, is bringing their professional development offerings on the road to Bend!

On the afternoon of Friday, May 8th, in partnership with the STEM Hub, they will offer an Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Forum on Engaging Girls in STEM.

Throughout the day of Saturday, May 9th, in partnership with Bend Park & Recreation, they will offer several training workshops:

Solar 4R Schools Renewable Energy Educator Lab

Stipends are available for a STEM curriculum development opportunity: Solar 4R Schools is recruiting Northwest K-12 educators to participate in their Renewable Energy Educator Lab, a year-long STEM curriculum development program. Participating teachers will be part of a small group of educators that collaborate throughout the year to design, test, and implement exciting new lessons into their classrooms while diving deeper into the science of renewable energy. Along with access to content experts, teachers also receive a $5000 stipend and up to $3500 in materials to test and implement their lesson. The deadline to apply is May 24th, 2015.

More information.