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2016 NSTA Portland Area Conference
Next year OSTA will work in Cooperation with NSTA to bring you the 2016 NSTA Portland Area Conference November 10-12, 2016. Our theme and strands were developed to provide the high quality professional development you need to continue and improve your implementation the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS).
Exploring Mountains: Guiding Science Teaching and Learning
- Base Camp: Collaborating to Integrate Elementary Science Instruction with Math and ELA
- The View From the Summit: Celebrating Science for All
- The View from All Angles: Connecting Three-Dimensional Science Instruction
Session proposals are now being accepted online until January 15, 2016.
2015 OSTA Fall Conference on Science Education
Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, workshop & session presenters for providing our attendees a high quality professional development experience.
Thank you to our conference attendees for bringing your high energy, inspiration, and collaborative co-creative efforts to our conference. We at OSTA went away exhausted, but energized for the future of science education in our state.
Check out the Twitter posts and pictures from the conference.
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.
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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.
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