BITS & BYTES – February 9, 2017



10527567_297204810459868_8108231315863538736_n.png COMMUNITY: February 21, 2017 6:00-8:30 pm    Design + Culture Lab has partnered with Portland Development Commission to host an event for the PDC Techtown Diversity Pledge, an initiative that seeks to address the underrepresentation of women and people of color in Portland’s tech industry.  Register to join the conversation HERE


15ae5623-7989-4444-9a72-fdeacdfcab57TEACHERS: March 18, 2017 8:00am – 1:00pm  Sponsored in partnership with OHSU’s Science Education Opportunities Committee, The Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and the OHSU Brain Institute, the annual Teacher Workshop is a unique opportunity designed to give teachers an insight into what role neuroscience plays in the classroom.

“Your Racist Brain” Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D. Professor, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, OHSU

“The Transmission of Harmful Psycho-social Experiences across Generations” Lynne Messer, Ph.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor, School of Community Health OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Resister HERE

It is also possible to coordinate a virtual session!  Please reach out krystal.meisel(a)

global_451729252 COMMUNITY: Saturday, March 25, 2017   Meet, Tinker, and tour the PCC STEM Center!  More info HERE



Timage001EACHERS: February 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm  Meet one of the pioneers of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. From Search and Rescue, to infrastructure inspection and research, applications for UAS are increasing exponentially. Join us for the third webinar of our “Drones in Education” series as Insitu, an Oregon-based UAS company, presents a manufacturer’s viewpoint of the industry. Learn how STEM is infused throughout their business in the design, development, production and operation of high-performance UAVs. RSVP HERE


TEACHERS: Due March 11, 2017 The Oregon Science Project is an equity-focused, statewide professional learning network designed to build regional science education leadership throughout the state. The Oregon Department of Education awarded Oregon Math and Science Partnership funds to Eastern Oregon University to launch the first 2 years of the Oregon Science Project. Apply HERE


7052632_orig.png TEACHERS: The University of Washington is developing and piloting a 10-week online course about Mathematical Argumentation in the K-2 Classroom and has graciously agreed to include two Cohorts of 12 Oregon teachers, one specifically for rural educators and one for teacher leaders.  Attached is further information about the course. If you are interested please contact Susan Wilson, ODE Applied Math/STEM specialist, at with your name, school/district, position (including grade level), and a few sentences about what you would like to gain from participation in the course.  Also, please direct any questions to her as well.


mtc_circle_white.pngMath Teacher’s Circles are professional communities of K-12 mathematics teachers and mathematicians. Groups meet regularly to work on rich mathematics problems, allowing teachers to enrich their knowledge and experience of math, while building meaningful partnerships with other teachers and mathematicians.


logo-header-grey-text The Global Digital Citizens Foundation has great resources for your classroom!  Thanks to Kim Blair from FutureWorks for sharing!  You can find them HERE

f4752981c4fdf19eed6d7d7d_880x310Congratulation to PNCA for the launch of Make + Think+ Code!  Read all about it in their press release!

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