OSU Precollege Programs offers a series of FREE virtual professional development and learning experiences for K-12 educators. A series of virtual lessons will provide college connections and cover STEM content based on curricular materials developed by Precollege Programs in collaboration with researchers and partners. 

As a response to targeted COVID-19 pandemic initiatives, our first professional development series aligns with the Oregon Department of Education’s new 20-21 Comprehensive Distance Learning Guidance

JOIN us in a series of virtual professional development sessions for educators. Gather helpful resources for teaching our lessons to your students online!

For Who? K-12 Educators

When? Wednesdays, October 20th - December 16th, 2020  2:00-4:00pm PST

Where? Zoom Meeting - Link available in our Google calendar here

Virtual Professional Development Series Fall 2020

Using Canvas to Facilitate iINVENT | Virtual Professional Development

Using Canvas to Facilitate iINVENT

  • Presenter: Dr. Adam Talamantes, Program Coordinator, OSU Precollege Programs.
  • Grade Level: Middle School (Can be Adapted)
  • Using Canvas to facilitate iINVENT: Are you an educator who wants to integrate invention into their distance teaching?  Come learn about iINVENT and invention. You will gain access to iINVENT resources, a public canvas course, and opportunities for students to interact with college students around invention. Click here for more information!

Multilingual Learning Strategies for STEM | Virtual Professional Development

Multilingual Learning Strategies for STEM

Cold-Fermentation For Bread Baking | Virtual Professional Development

Cold-Fermentation For Bread Baking

What Makes Food Spoil? | Virtual Professional Development

What Makes Food Spoil?

DIVE4Agriculture: Virtual Reality Fieldtrips - PART 1

  •  Presenters/Facilitators: Yigit Yigiter (Timelooper), Susan Rowe and Dominique Brooks (SMILE and Precollege Programs, OSU); Maureen Hosty, Barbara Brody, Todd Williver, and Kristen Moore (OSU 4-H Extension). 
  • Grade Levels: Middle and High School
  • DIVE4Agriculture: Reimagining Virtual Reality Fieldtrips: In this PD session, presenters will introduce innovative virtual reality (VR) tools and educational opportunities available for educators and students. They will introduce the Dive4Agriculture project, in which OSU SMILE and Precollege Programs and OSU 4-H Extension collaborate to offer Pacific Northwest youth and educators opportunities to explore agriculture through immersive experiences, including virtual reality, and online activities that youth themselves will help create.
  • Learn more here! Project website will go live soon!
  • Read the project release article here!
  • Note: Part 2 to be scheduled for January 2021 will focus on the technology itself and how educators can utilize the VR platforms.  
  • Event Contact: [email protected]
  • Zoom Meeting: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/97785024274?pwd=MmNLaHFxTVpLcEE4ZXJXZDFQeE...
  • Password: 357269
  • Phone Dial-In Information:
    •  +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
    •  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
    • Meeting ID: 977 8502 4274
  • Join by Polycom/Cisco/Other Room System

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