• 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 

    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

    Mon, Sept 16           Tues, Sept 17
    Mon, Oct 7           Tues, Oct 8
    Mon, Nov 18           Tues, Nov 19
    Wed, Dec 11           Tues, Dec 10
    Wed, Jan 15           Tues, Jan 14

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

     Save the dates!  Registration links coming soon!

    "Growing Elementary Science" 1-Year Cohort

    There is one upcoming opportunity for K-5 teachers that we want to let you know about right away.  We are building a cohort of up to 30 K-5 teachers for a year-long effort called “Growing Elementary Science.”  This cohort will be open to any K-5 teacher in the region.
     
    The focus of this work will be on using school gardens as a context for engaging, NGSS-aligned elementary science instruction.  Participants will receive year-long support to create new or enhance existing instructional materials to use with their students.  Each unit will focus on phenomena that can be explored in a school garden setting.

    Substitute fees and teacher stipends are included for this work.
     
    For more information about the cohort, including dates, visit www.tinyurl.com/InfoGrowSci
    To apply to be a member of the cohort, fill out the short application at www.tinyurl.com/GrowSci

    If you have any questions, please let us know!   

    Middle School Mathematics "College Spark" Project

    All teachers of middle school mathematics are invited to join this 3-year cohort in progress.  Please contact Kim Weaver if you are interested in more details.  The deadline to apply is July 10th, 2019.

    Click here for some basic information about the project. 

    K-5 STEM Biographies: Eureka! Science Stories Workshop  

    Stay tuned!  Information and links coming soon!

    Free Space

     K-5 Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop

    Save the date, August 21st at OESD!  Registration links coming soon!

     NGSS101

    Stay tuned!  Information and links coming soon!

    NGSS201

    Stay tuned!  Information and links 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.

    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.