The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering program is hiring an instructor for their Bend-based Cover Letter and Interview Skills workshops. Practicing and pre-service teachers are eligible along with anyone with a passion for helping students acquire these critical job skills! More Information
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Eastern Oregon University is piloting an online graduate-level STEM eduction course this spring term. Tuition remission is available and our neighboring STEM hub, GO STEM, is reimbursing the application fee for non-admitted students. See the syllabus for course details or contact Donna Rainboth for more information. Registration is now open on the EOU website.
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is offering an environmental education internship this spring in partnership with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. The intern will receive hands-on experience in field-based education as well as opportunities to network with both formal and non-formal educators, scientists, and natural resource management professionals. OSU-Cascades or COCC credit is available. More Information.
On April 17, 2015 our counterparts at the Portland Metro STEM Partnership will conduct their annual STEMposium, sponsored by Intel and hosted by PGE. This year’s theme is Technology Leadership: Bridging the worlds of education and careers. The Central Oregon region has been offered 10 invitations to the event, which the STEM Hub will distribute to a diverse group of STEM-passionate Central Oregonians. The Hub has a limited amount of funding available to support travel costs of those who would otherwise be unable to participate. If you are interested in representing our region or would like to nominate someone to participate, please contact…
The 2015 Oregon Environmental Education Conference includes an E-STEM (environmental education + STEM) workshop track. Scholarships are available, but applications must be received by March 2nd. More information here.