Oregon Science Teachers Association
 
 

Conferences/Events



Upcoming events

    • April 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Raleigh Hills K-8, 5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97225
    • 9

    These workshops are an active, hands-on experience designed for middle school science teachers who want to see what NGSS looks like in the classroom. Taught by instructors Susan Holveck and Berkeley Gadbaw. Berkeley is currently teaching middle school, and Susan guides teachers in NGSS implementation for grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District.


    During this workshop, teachers will explore how lessons and units in earth sciences can be three-dimensional — including the three components of the NGSS: Crosscutting Concepts, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Scientific & Engineering Practices.


    Teachers will conduct investigations and design solutions to problems in earth science that can be used in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. You will walk away with strategies and resources that can be used right away, and the tools that will help you to "Next-Genify" lessons you are currently using.


    To receive the member rate for this workshop, you must log in to the website before registering for this event.

    If you have forgotten your password, just select "forgot password" after entering your e-mail address* and a temporary one will be provided.  

    *You will need to use the e-mail address that is associated with your membership if you use more than one e-mail address.


    To pay using a credit or debit card:

    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.


    Paying by check?

    Complete the online registration and click the "Invoice Me" button. Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA.  Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:


    OSTA Registrar

    4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025

    Portland, OR 97214-5246



    Will your district be paying?

    • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
    • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
    • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment

    To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

    • Gather all invoices from individual registrants
    • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
    • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.
    If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org



    Refund/Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be in writing and must be postmarked/timestamped 10 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee.  Send any requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org, or to the address above.

    • May 03, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Beaverton School District Office Portable 5, 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
    • 7
    Receive support for teaching an NGSS aligned phenomena based 1st grade Life Science Biomimicry Unit developed by the Beaverton School District. The session builds capacity for instructing the 1st Grade NGSS Life Science unit by going through the unit instructional intent, the effective teaching strategies, and the actual activities for the unit with low-cost materials.


    Session presented by the Beaverton Elementary Science Specialist and district 1st grade teachers who have already started implementing the unit in their classrooms. Discussions on how to support all students meeting all the unit standards and targets. Complete unit overview and individual lessons shared. Do the science/engineering design and increase capacity to teach the unit!


    This event is free and open to everyone, OSTA Member or not.

    However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 


    If you have forgotten your password, just select "forgot password" after entering your e-mail address* and a temporary one will be provided.  

    *You will need to use the e-mail address that is associated with your membership if you use more than one e-mail address.

    • May 11, 2017
    • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Join OSTA Professional Development Director Bradford Hill and OSTA President Jomae Sica for an "Unconference" centered around topics in the physical, earth & space, and life sciences.


    An unconference is an informal conference where teachers brainstorm sessions around professional development ideas that they are wanting to learn more about. We know that you are all doing great things in your classroom and this is a great way to share, collaborate and to get the PD that you want and feel that will be most helpful. 


    To start brainstorming session ideas before we meet, please go

    here to add your ideas; we added a few to get us started. You can also vote for the sessions you are interested in attending at that link as well. This will hopefully help us make the most of our time together when we arrive at Vernier if the sessions have already been decided on and scheduled. 


    Vernier has generously offered to host our group for dinner, beverages, and demonstrations of new products after the conclusion of the unconference. 


    Hope we will see you there!


    This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not.

    However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 


    If you have forgotten your password, just select "forgot password" after entering your e-mail address* and a temporary one will be provided.  

    *You will need to use the e-mail address that is associated with your membership if you use more than one e-mail address.

    • August 07, 2017
    • August 11, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD
    • 25

    This 5 day workshop is an active, hands-on experience designed for middle school science teachers who want to see what NGSS looks like in the classroom and to learn about the instructional shifts that are needed for the implementation of NGSS. Teachers will explore how lessons and units in earth. life and physical sciences can be three-dimensional — including the three components of the NGSS: Crosscutting Concepts, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Scientific & Engineering Practices.


    Teachers will actively conduct investigations and design engineering solutions to problems in science that can be used in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. You will walk away with strategies and resources that can be used right away, and the tools that will help you to "Next-Genify" lessons you are currently using. NGSS 3-D assessment, student discourse, and anchoring phenomenon that drive instruction will be featured. Many resources will be provided as well as ready to use lessons.


    This course is taught by instructors Susan Holveck and Berkeley Gadbaw. Berkeley is currently teaching middle school and has been implementing the lessons and activities that you will learn in her classroom. Susan guides teachers in NGSS implementation for grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District.


    32 Professional Development Units will be provided for completing this set of workshops.


    To receive the member rate for this workshop, you must log in to the website before registering for this event.

    If you have forgotten your password, just select "forgot password" after entering your e-mail address* and a temporary one will be provided.  

    *You will need to use the e-mail address that is associated with your membership if you use more than one e-mail address.



    To pay using a credit or debit card:

    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.



    Paying by check?

    Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:


    OSTA Registrar

    4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025

    Portland, OR 97214-5246


    Will your district be paying?

    • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
    • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
    • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment

    To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

    • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
    • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
    • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.
    If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.



    Refund/Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be in writing and must be postmarked/timestamped 10 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee.  Send any requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org, or to the address above.

    • October 14, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 1200 SW 49th Avenue Portland, OR 97219
    The Oregon Science Teachers Association's 56th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education

    Full STEAM Ahead: Unleash the Power of NGSS

    October 14, 2015
    Portland Community College
    Sylvania Campus
    1200 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97219

    Conference Schedule

    Friday, October 13:

    • Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours
    • Happy Hour/Early Registration
    • Awards Banquet

    Saturday, October 14:

    • General Session
    • Concurrent sessions
    • Exhibitor displays & give-a-ways

    We have an exciting program planned!
    Membership in OSTA has grown to over 800 K-16 teachers. Our regional workshops have engaged our members and heightened the awareness of the importance of teacher professional development in science. We are expecting between 300-400 teachers in attendance.

    There are other options to show your support for science educators at this conference by sponsoring activities during the conference, such as our awards event, early registration, conference lunch or snacks.

    Early Bird Discount!
    Register your organization by April 30, 2017 and receive a discount.  Use Registration Code OSTA17 with the Earlybird Registration.

    To pay using a credit or debit card:

    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button.  This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.


    Paying by check?
    Complete the online registration and click the "Invoice Me" button. Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the invoice with your check to:

    Oregon Science Teachers Association 
    2017 Exhibitor Registration
    4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
    Portland, OR 97214

    Refund/Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be in writing and must be postmarked/timestamped 10 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee.  Send any requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org, or to the address above.

Past events

April 27, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
April 24, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Biomimicry Unit Support Session
April 20, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference
April 20, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
March 18, 2017 NGSS Life Science for Middle School Science Teachers
February 16, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference-Feb. 16th
February 11, 2017 NGSS Physical Science for Middle School Science Teachers
February 02, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
January 31, 2017 Get Your Hands on Science!
January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
January 23, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
November 11, 2016 Elementary Day @ NSTA
November 10, 2016 OSTA/WSTA Awards Program @ OMSI
November 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
November 09, 2016 Biology for the Next Generation
November 09, 2016 Chemistry for the Next Generation
November 09, 2016 Physics for the Next Generation
November 09, 2016 Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Elementary Students
October 13, 2016 Secondary Science Unconference
October 12, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
October 10, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
October 06, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
October 06, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
August 26, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ High Desert ESD
August 26, 2016 Living on the edge… of the Cascadia subduction zone: Teacher professional development for a schools-based slinky seismometer network for Lane County, Oregon schools.
August 17, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ Lane ESD
August 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
August 05, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @SOU
June 25, 2016 OSTA Board Kinder NGSS Training
May 25, 2016 GAPS Elementary Unconference
May 21, 2016 Integrating Common Core with Outdoor Science Education
May 19, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for Lane County, Oregon Schools
May 17, 2016 Regional K-12 Unconference
May 14, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for the Coos Bay Region
May 12, 2016 PDU Certificate Request for All Standards, All Students
May 12, 2016 All Standards, All Students: Utilizing Rich Language and Rigorous Science Instruction to Ensure Equitable Access for All Students
May 03, 2016 Climate Reality with Bill Bradbury
April 28, 2016 High School Science Unconference
April 14, 2016 Region 1 Social and ISEP Lecture
April 13, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
April 04, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
March 10, 2016 LEGO Robotics Workshop
February 04, 2016 Science Education UnConference
January 25, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Force and Motion Unit Support Session
January 13, 2016 High School Science Unconference
October 17, 2015 2015 Awards Banquet
October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference
October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Tours
October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops
September 30, 2015 Chemistry & Physics Unconference
May 16, 2015 Region 4 Gathering
May 09, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Intel STEM Center
April 18, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
March 07, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Mt. Hood Community College
February 28, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Lewis & Clark College
February 26, 2015 Region 6 Meeting @ Crux Fermentation Project
February 21, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
February 12, 2015 OSTA Social before Theodore Gray's Linus Pauling Lecture
January 10, 2015 Region 2 meeting
October 10, 2014 2014 Awards Banquet
October 10, 2014 2014 OSTA Fall Conference
October 10, 2014 Exhibitor Registration for 2014 OSTA Conference
April 26, 2014 Board Meeting
March 08, 2014 NSTA Virtual Conference--NGSS practices in action
March 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
February 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
November 09, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
October 24, 2013 OSTA/WSTA Awards Reception
October 24, 2013 NSTA Conference
October 05, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
June 15, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
May 17, 2013 Imagine Tomorrow Competition
May 15, 2013 STEM FORUM & EXPO--Early Registration deadline April 19.
May 04, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
March 22, 2013 NOBCCHE WEST REGIONAL MEETING
March 21, 2013 Marquam Hill Lectures-OHSU-Biology
March 16, 2013 14th Annual Brain Awareness Season
January 11, 2013 Annual Retreat
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