• 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. 

     

     

    "Necessary Conditions" Book Study for Secondary Math


    20 Clock Hours available

    This on-line book study meets 5 times (2 hours each) and include written reflections.

     

    New Dates Forthcoming!

     

     

    Tinkering and Engineering
    for K-8 Learning

    This professional development experience will center around the book  "The Art of Tinkering" by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich.  We will use this book and other resources to engage in tinkering projects and explore ideas for at-home or classroom tinkering and engineering projects!

    Five two-hour Zoom sessions
    20 STEM Clock Hours
    $15 registration fee

    COHORT A: Tuesdays starting May 12th, 9 AM - 11 AM
    COHORT FULL 

    COHORT B: Tuesdays and Fridays starting May 26th, 1 PM - 3 PM
    COHORT FULL

    COHORT C: Thursdays starting June 11, 1 PM - 3 PM
    Click here to register for Session C

     

     

     

     

    Novel Engineering 
    Level 1, Level 2, and 3 

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

    Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2. 

    New Dates Forthcoming!

    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! 

    New Dates Forthcoming!

    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. 

     

    New Dates Forthcoming! 

    Arguing from Evidence Across the K-12 Curriculum 

    This workshop will focus on strategies and structures for developing students in this vital practice.  Grade-level appropriate examples for K-12, templates, and discussion techniques will be explored.  The day will include time for teachers to plan ways to incorporate this practice into their own classrooms.


    New Dates Forthcoming! 

     

     

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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.