Professional Development

Oregon Science Teachers Association

OSTA is a state chapter of the National Science Teachers 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. Approximately 500 in-service and pre-service educators attend the OSTA annual conference and expo. OSGC collaborates with NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program and the Oregon NASA Explorer schools to provide an exhibit booth at the conference.  Visit the OSTA's website at http://www.oregonscience.org/

Intel Northwest Science Expo

The Intel Northwest Science Expo is the Intel International Science and Engineering and the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Affiliated State level Science Fair for Oregon, Clark County Washington and some neighboring California counties. The ISEF International Fair brings more than 1500 students from more than 40 nations together to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips, and the grand prize - a $50,000 college scholarship.  http://www.nwse.org/

Professional Development on the OSGC Blog

Visit the OSGC educator Resource Blog for the latest announcements regarding training and enrichment opportunities near you.

http://oregonspacegrant.wordpress.com/category/professional-development/

Newsletters:

NASA Earth and Space Science Education E-Newsletter
A monthly broadcast including upcoming educational programs, events, opportunities and the latest resources from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.  http://science.nasa.gov/educators/earth-and-space-science-education-e-news/

NSTA Electronic Newsletters
For science educators interested in the latest news and information from the National Science Teachers Association, several newletters are avaialble in weekly and monthly formats.  http://www.nsta.org/publications/enewsletters.aspx

Space Explorers: Planetary Times
For science educators interested in the latest news and information from the National Science Teachers Association Newletter in a short "news bites" format. Published weekly.  http://news.space-explorers.com/

NASA EXPRESS
NASA's newsletter for educators including announcements about NASA's education programs, activities and events.  Sign up at NASA's Educator portal.  http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html