• 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 underlined links for each event to register.

    STEM Office Hours

    Individual STEM support is available by appointment throughout the summer!  Get one-on-one help on any STEM activity, lesson, or unit.

    By Appointment; Email Kim at kweaver@oesd114.org to schedule 

     

    Elementary Story Lines Project

    Elementary teachers will engage in deep learning around the NGSS, phenomenon-based learning, and 3D assessment.  

    For  more info, click here.
    To apply, click here.
    Participants will be notified by September 14th.

    FoldScope Workshops

    October 22 in  Bremerton
    October 24 in Port Angeles
    4:30 - 7:30 PM

     

    NGSS 101 for Elementary Teachers

    3 STEM Clock Hours Available; Dinner and $75 Stipend Provided

    September 18 in Bremerton
    September 25 in Port Angeles
    4:30 - 7:30 PM

    NOTE!  Both of these classes are  now full but you can still register for the waitlist.  We will notify those on the waitlist 2 days in advance.

    NASA Workshops

    These workshops have a secondary (6th-12th) focus, with new topics each month.  See registration links for more details. 

    Always 4:30 - 7:30 PM, dinner provided, 3 STEM Clock hours.

    The Universe
    September 12 in Bremerton
    September 13 in Port Angeles

    The Solar System
    October 2 in Bremerton
    October 3 in Port Angeles

    The Sun
    November 5 in Bremerton
    November 8 in Port Angeles

    REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON for the following events:

    The Earth
    December 12 in Bremerton
    December 13 in Port Angeles  

    Free Space

    NGSS 201 for Elementary Teachers

    Participants should have some previous understanding of NGSS basics, which could include NGSS101 workshops or other experience.

    3 STEM Clock Hours Available; Dinner and $75 Stipend Provided

    November 6 in Bremerton
    November 7 in Port Angeles
    4:30 - 7:30 PM

    STEM Robitics 101

    October 1 and 2 (both days required)
    9 AM - 3:30 PM
    Offered by FIRST Washington,
    hosted at the OESD in Bremerton

    Registration fee $395, some scholarships available

    Visit https://goo.gl/koXLX9  for more information and CLICK HERE to register

    Novel Engineering
    Levels 1 and 2

     Level 1: September 24
    Level 2: October 15

    4:30-7:30 PM, OESD

    K-8 Introduction to Edison Robotics

     October 9 in Port Angeles
    October 10 in Bremerton

    4:30 - 7:30 PM 

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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.

    Details for Selected Opportunities

    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. 

    Title

    Date and Time

    Audience

    Reg. Fee

    Description

    STEM Office Hours

    By appointment

    K-12 teachers (any subject)

    None

    Bring what you are working on, and we will help you "pump up the STEM" for your students, whether you are just starting out or you're a seasoned STEM veteran, or anywhere in between. We can also bring STEM Office Hours to you and your team. Email Kim at kweaver@oesd114.org to schedule!

    Elementary Storylines Project

    See details in  description

    K-5 teachers of science

    None (stipends included)

    Elementary teachers will engage in deep learning around the NGSS, phenomenon-based learning, and 3D assessment.  Participants will apply this learning to their existing curriculum materials for at least one unit. 

    Regional Meeting: October 5-6, Bremerton (full-day meetings)
    Final Gathering: April 12,  Bremerton (full-day meeting)
    3 Regional Hub evening meetings; choose either
    - Bremerton (Oct 23, Dec 4, Mar 12, 4:30-7:30 PM)
    - Port Angeles (Nov 1, Dec 10, Mar 13, 4:30-7:30 PM)

    To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/wTPjcfvb9xL2Sk8z2
    For  more info: https://tinyurl.com/ElemStoryLineInfo

    NGSS101 for Elementary

    Sept 18 OESD

    Sept 25 PA

    4:30-7:30 PM

    K-5 teachers

    None

    ($75 stipend)

     Wherever you are in your journey to understand and implement the NGSS standards in your classroom, this workshop is for you.  We will start assuming no prior knowledge of the NGSS and build towards a deeper understanding of the NGSS standards and 3D learning.  

    3 STEM Clock Hours Available; Dinner and $75 Stipend Provided

    NGSS201 for Elementary

    Nov 6 OESD

    Nov 7 PA

    4:30-7:30 PM

    K-5 teachers

    None

    ($75 stipend)

    There is more to the NGSS  than just the basics!  This "next-level" workshop will help you advance in your  understanding and application of NGSS.  Topics will include 3D assessment, phenomenon-based learning, opportunities for integration with ELA and math, and small adaptations that can help bring existing materials into stronger alignment with the NGSS.  

    Participants should have some previous understanding of NGSS basics, which could include NGSS101 workshops or other experience.

    3 STEM Clock Hours Available; Dinner and $75 Stipend Provided

     K-8 Introduction to Edison Robotics

    Oct 9 PA

    Oct 10 OESD

    4:30 - 7:30 PM

     K-8 teachers  $20

    In this workshop, you will learn how to use the Edison robots to teach your students about technology, engineering, and computer programming.  These tough and  versatile robots can be programmed four different ways (bar code scanning, visual block programming, text block programming and Python programming language), so they are accessible to all students.  This workshop will focus on bar-code programming  and visual block programming most suited for beginners.

    Participants in the workshop will be eligible to borrow a classroom set of Edison robots (15 robots, batteries, lesson plans) for 3 weeks at a time.  

    3 STEM Clock Hours; Dinner Provided

     FoldScope Workshops

     Oct 22 OESD

    Oct 24 PA

    4:30 - 7:30 PM

    Any teacher; focus on 6th-12th standards $20 

    Did you know that for less than $2 each, you can give every one of your students a powerful paper microscope?  Come experience Foldscopes!  In this workshop, participants will each assemble and use a FoldScope paper microscope to examine samples.   Each participant gets to take home a Foldscope!  All teachers are welcome, but lesson plan ideas and standards connections will focus on 6th-12th grades.

    3 STEM Clock Hours Available; Dinner Provided

    STEM Think Tank

     

    Any K-12 teacher

    none

    Open work space and time for you to get help with any STEM-related lesson, unit, or project.  Come get the personalized assistance you need!
    Lunch Provided

    NASA Workshops

    4:30-7:30 PM

    See Dates in Details, new topics each month

    Grade 6-12 teachers of any STEM subject

    none

    These workshops have a secondary (6th-12th) focus, with new topics each month.  See registration links for more details.

    The Universe: September 12 in Bremerton, September 13 in Port Angeles
    The Solar System: October 2 in Bremerton, October 3 in Port Angeles
    The Sun: November 5 in Bremerton, November 8 in Port Angeles
    The Earth: December 12 in Bremerton, December 13 in Port Angeles  

    Always 4:30-7:30 PM
    Dinner provided; 3 STEM Clock Hours Available

    Novel Engineering (Level 1 and 2 Workshops)

    Level 1:
    Sept 24 OESD

    Level 2:
    Oct 15
    OESD

    Any teacher who has attended Novel Engineering Level 1 Workshop

     $20

    LEVEL 1:

    Even the youngest students can create authentic engineering projects with the Novel Engineering approach developed by Tufts University.  Learn how to guide your students to engineering solutions based on problems in storybooks or chapter books.  Participants will engage in a full example project and get resources and tips for planning their own projects based on books students are already reading.

    Dinner provided;  3 STEM Clock Hours Available

    LEVEL 2:

    Since you've been to the initial Novel Engineering, you know the basics, but there is so much more to Novel Engineering!  This workshop focuses on the teacher's role as the "guide on the side" in student-driven Novel Engineering projects.  Come learn with us as we explore the answers to these questions, and more:

    - What are some common pitfalls that can sidetrack student success in Novel Engineering, and how can you avoid them?
    - What can you do to get stuck students or groups "unstuck?"  
    - What questions can spark students to greatness, and when in the Novel Engineering project is each type of questioning most useful?

    Dinner Provided; 3 STEM Clock Hours Available

    Science Leadership Team Meetings

     

    Any K-12 science teacher or teacher leader

    None

    In these sessions, we will explore strategies to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, including the use of phenomena, 3D learning, and assessment of NGSS.

    Bring your own lunch; 6 clock hours available.

    Math Leadership Team Meetings

     

    Any K-12 math teacher or teacher

    leader

    None

    In these sessions, we will explore various strategies to support implementation of Common Core Standards in Mathematics.  We will focus on making student  thinking visible, fostering a growth mindset, and mathematically productive instructional routines using a variety of print and internet resources.  Come get the ideas and resources that you need to take your mathematics students to the next level.

    Bring your own lunch; 6 STEM clock hours available.

    Middle School Science Collaboratory

      Any middle school teacher or science leader  none Middle School Science Teachers will work together to build knowledge on the NGSS, specifically focusing on Appendix K (model course pathways). The group will identify a 6th – 8th grade course pathway and work towards piloting instructional materials aligned to the pathway.

    Email Jeff Ryan, jryan@oesd114.org, for more details.