Oregon Science Teachers Association
 
 

Congratulations to OSTA President

Bradford Hill

Oregon's 2013 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science Teaching


On July 1, 2015, President Obama named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Southridge High School science teacher Bradford Hill was Oregon's finalist for the award.

   The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. 

   "These teachers are shaping America’s success through their passion for math and science,” President Obama said. “Their leadership and commitment empower our children to think critically and creatively about science, technology, engineering, and math. The work these teachers are doing in our classrooms today will help ensure that America stays on the cutting edge tomorrow.”


Registration is open now!


The 2015 Fall Conference on Science Education


Transforming Science Education:

Collaborative Learning to Maximize Impact

Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon

October 16-18, 2015


OSTA Sends Letter of Support for Outdoor School to the Oregon Legislature


At the annual OSTA Board Member Retreat July 1-2,2015, the Board approved and sent a letter supporting the passage of HB2648 and SB439 to secure funding for every Oregon 5th or 6th grader to experience high quality, field-based Outdoor School Programs.  Read the letter here.


The 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS)

OSTA has created a resource page dedicated to providing accurate, reliable and vetted information about Oregon's 2014 Science Standards (NGSS). This page contains links to ODE pages with implementation and plans. Resources and research supporting the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards are included.

The changes that the NGSS (and CCSS) propose are not insignificant. Major changes in the classroom environment and in teaching and assessment practices will be required.  Before planning instruction and assessment that informs teaching and learning, the conceptual shifts within the standards should be understood.  If improving student learning is the ultimate goas, then the roll-out of the standards needs to be accompanied by high quality professional development that gives teachers the opportunity to dive deeply into the new standards.

OSTA Supports the thoughtful, methodical, thorough implementation of the 2014 Oregon Science Standards.

Support Science Education in Oregon

There are many ways that OSTA works to support science education and science educators. We encourage anyone or any entity who thinks science education is important to get involved! If you or your organization would like to help OSTA in its mission to promote and facilitate excellence and continued improvement in science education, please let us know by sending an e-mail to OSTABoard@gmail.com.


Who are we?

OSTA is a state chapter of the National Science Teacher Association comprised of local teachers who are interested in all levels of science education. Its purpose is to encourage, promote, and assist in Improving science teaching and learning throughout the state. OSTA is excited about the future of science education in the state of Oregon. We encourage your support and involvement in the development of quality science programs throughout the state.


You are invited to become an active member by clicking on the Join Us link on the left. If already a member, share this page with a colleague. Members are encouraged to vote in the annual election for the OSTA Board of Directors and to serve on the board by running for office. You are invited to publish ideas and articles in the TOST and present sessions at the OSTA conferences.


If you are interested in net-working, sharing resources, and collaborating about teaching, then Membership in The Oregon Science Teachers Association is for You.


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Upcoming events

October 16, 2015 1:00 PM • Locations vary by workshop. See individual descriptions.
October 16, 2015 1:00 PM • Bend Area. See individual field trip descriptions
October 17, 2015 8:00 AM • Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701





 





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