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STEM Center FREE Teacher PD in November and December focuses on Engineering!

Posted by Ruth McDonald on October 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out these FREE workshops coming up in November and December tha focus on engineering, and include hundreds of dollars of free curriculum and materials.

1) FREE Wave Energy Workshop that Kaety Hildenbrand, Ruby Moon, Bill Hanshumaker and I are running at HMSC on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am-12 pm.  This workshop is being sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, NNMREC, and the Oregon Coast Regional STEM Center.  Participants will learn about wave energy devices and associated research at OSU, then receive hands-on instruction on designing and constructing model wave energy devices with their students.  Teachers will have a chance to design their own models to test in the wet labs and wave tanks at HMSC and will leave with curriculum and materials to use with their students.  They will also learn about how to involve their students in the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge which will be held in March 2014. Contact [email protected] for registration information.

2) KidWind Wind Energy Teacher Workshop - Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)   Newport, OR | Newport High School- Boone Center **This workshop is FREE to Lincoln and Tillamook County teachers. If space is available after Nov. 8th, open slots will be filled first by other Oreogn Coast teachers, and last by non-coastal area teachers.

Wind Energy Workshop For Educators , de-Be a part of the Oregon Coast Alternative Energy Program

This workshops prepare educators for the student wind turbine design competition known as the “KidWind Challenge”

The 2014 Alternative Energy Challenge is scheduled for

Newport, Oregon at the  Hatfield Marine Science Center   on    March 15

Open to K-12 educators* No knowledge of wind energy required*Free wind turbine kits and curricular materials providedFun, interactive, hands-on learningOver $100 worth of classroom materials and a comprehensive curriculum package are included free of charge in the course. Space is limited to the first 20 teachers that sign up for the workshop.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

3) 2013-2014 Oregon Regional MATE ROV season.  Attached is a flier with information on an upcoming workshop which will be held at Hatfield Marine Science Center on Saturday, December 14th from 9 am- 3 pm. Contact [email protected]



Coastal Learning Symposium a Great Success!

Posted by Ruth McDonald on October 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Coastal Learning Symposium, 2 days this year, offered a wide range of Natural Resource and Ocean Literacy focused learning experiences for Coastal educators, including all of the STEM Center Teacher Fellows. Be sure and post your homework in the Forum under discussions, which is to comment on what you got out of the symposium that may help with your PBL.

A few other pieces of new:

  • A FREE KidWind workshop will be held in Newport on Saturday, Dec. 7th. Register here: http://stemctrkidwind.eventbrite.com/
  • Stay tuned for a FREE Wave Energy Workshop coming soon.
  • A FREE MATE ROV workshop is also coming soon.
  • There wil be a renewable energy challenge your student can enter MArch 15th, 2014 at HMSC.
  • There will an Oregon Regional ROV competition. Date to be announced soon!

Year 2 Begins!

Posted by Ruth McDonald on August 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's hard to believe we've completed our 1st year of our second 3 year MSP project! Year 2 is gearing up and begins with our 2-day Kick-Off on Monday and Tuesday, August 19th and 20th. We have 33 teachers this year, 9 from Tillamook School District and 24 from Lincoln County School District. We will continue our focus on STEM Project Based Learning this year and emphasize connections to the Commom Core. Stay tuned for great things this year!


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