• Olympic ESD STEM Hotspot

    We are the STEM Hotspot at OESD114, connecting teachers to content knowledge, STEM professionals, classroom best practices, and standards from math, science, CTE, ELA, and computer science.

    Click the blue links for each event to register.

    STEM Office Hours
    Individual STEM support is available by appointment!  Get one-on-one help on any STEM activity, lesson, or unit. 
    By Appointment; Email Kim at kweaver@oesd114.org to schedule. 

    Click here to get the latest STEM Hotspot Calendar (January/February 2020)

    NASA: Earth Series for Secondary Teachers

    In this series for secondary (Grades 6-12) science/CTE teachers, we will take an integrated approach to the sciences (Life/Earth/Physical) and include connections to math and engineering. Classroom-ready activities aligned to NGSS 3-D learning will be included in each session.  

    Bremerton Dates       Port Angeles Dates
    Wed, Jan 15           Tues, Jan 14

    Each session is 4:30 – 7:30 PM. 
    3 STEM clock hours per session.
    Event is free and dinner is provided.
    $100 implementation honoraria available.


    Science + Engineering: NASA Series for Secondary Teachers

    How do scientists and engineers from NASA work together to understand important question and address our most pressing problems? That is the focus of this 5-part series.  In each session, participants will engage in classroom ready activities and lesson plans that highlight the interdependent relationship between science and engineering on NASA projects from the past, present, and future. 

    Bremerton, All sessions 4:30 - 7:30 PM
    Feb 11, Mar 16, Apr 14, May 5, Jun 10


    Port Angeles, All sessions 4:30 - 7:30 PM
    Feb 12, Mar 17, Apr 15, May 4, Jun 9

    3 STEM Clock Hours Per Session (15 total)

    $100 Honorarium available for classroom implementation

    K-8 Edison Robotics

    In this workshop, you will learn how to use the Edison robots to teach your students about technology, engineering, and computer programming. Participants will be eligible to borrow a classroom set of Edison robots (15 robots, batteries, lesson plans) for 3 weeks.  COST: $20 per session
    4:30 - 7:30 PM

    Introductory Workshops
    Jan 27, Bremerton

    Jan 28, Port Angeles

    "Next Level" Edison Robotics
    February 24, Bremerton

    February 25, Port Angeles

    K-5 Eureka Science Stories

    How can reading story books about the extraordinary lives of diverse scientists, engineers, and inventors inspire your students and enhance your science and STEM teaching?  Come find out!  This workshop is great for elementary librarians, science or STEM specialists, and classroom teachers. 

    9 AM - 2 PM (4.5 STEM Clock Hours)
    Lunch and Book Provided
    Cost: $55 

    January 25, Bremerton
    February 22, Port Angeles 

    Free Space

    Authentic, Student-Centered Engineering in K-12 Classrooms

    Can your students identify problems, decide if those problems could be solved with engineering, define criteria for success and constraints, and make robust claims from evidence throughout the engineering design process?  YES! 

    4:30 - 7:30 PM
    3 STEM Clock Hours
    Dinner Provided 
    COST:  $10

    February 3, Port Angeles
    February 4, Bremerton

    Novel Engineering 
    Level 1 and Level 2 

    Come learn how to use storybooks, chapter books, novels, and excerpts to launch authentic engineering designs.  Suitable for PreK-12.


    New Dates Coming Soon


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    OESD 114 STEM Vision

    STEM is a change in mindset that supports the integration of the standards and associated instructional shifts in math, science, engineering, technology and English Language Arts in service of a classroom experience that supports discovery, problem solving, and communication to provide equity and access to college and career readiness.

    Unless noted, all events are held at the OESD 114 office in Bremerton, 105 National Avenue North.

    Please pre-register for all events so that we can plan for supplies and food.