The Partnership provides access to courses and workshops for educators, in-school and out of school. Please find our current workshop/course schedule below.  If you would like more information or have a professional development need, please contact info@pdxstem.org.

Our current workshops include:

Fostering STEM Identity: A Webinar for Community STEM & School Partners

Date: January 31, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Webinar
Grade Level: Community partners serving youth grades K-12.
Course Fee: Free – Click here to Register

During this webinar, we’ll explore why fostering and supporting a STEM identity in our youth is important. You’ll hear from three  educators who have been fostering STEM identity with their students, in both school settings and in an out-of-school program.

Coaches Training for the Teacher Instructional Practices (TIP) Reflection Protocol

The TIP reflection protocol is a group of resources (rubrics, checklists, and planning tools) that guide teachers in the development, use, and reflection of units of instruction that incorporate research-based, effective instructional practices in STEM.  This training is designed for educators who take on the role of coach (e.g. TOSAs, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders) in their work with other educators in their schools/districts.  If you have engaged in the TIP before, you are welcome to attend this training for a refresher and to see the important updates we have made to the process to make it more effective, teacher-friendly, and streamlined.

Summer 2017 Workshops

Summer 2017 professional development opportunities will include the Physics for the Next Generation, Chemistry for the Next Generation, and Biology for the Next Generation. These workshops support the implementation of the NGSS-aligned high school curriculum developed by our partnering districts and PMSP TOSAs.

Physics for the Next Generation: Session 1

Dates: July 31 – August 4, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Southridge High School (Beaverton)
Grade Level: High School
Course Fee: $500
Optional PSU Graduate Credit: $180 (3 credits, summer term)

Physics for the Next Generation: Session 2

Dates: August 7 – 11, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Southridge High School (Beaverton)
Grade Level: High School
Course Fee: $500
Optional PSU Graduate Credit: $180 (3 credits, summer term)

Chemistry for the Next Generation

Dates : August 14 – 18, 2017
Location: Health & Science School (Beaverton)
Grade Level: High School
Course Fee: $500
Optional PSU Graduate Credit: $180 (3 credits, summer term)

Biology for the Next Generation

Dates : July 31 – August 3, 2017
Location: Health & Science School (Beaverton)
Grade Level: High School
Course Fee: $500
Optional PSU Graduate Credit: $180 (3 credits, summer term)

Please Note – There may be a cost to receive one-on-one support for your organization.