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1500 E Main St
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-6767
Email: education@sciencew. . .
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Professional Development

ScienceWorks offers workshops for regional educators throughout the year.  

SATURDAY MARCH 17 -- 9am-3pm | LEGO Robotics from OMSI

Join ScienceWorks and OMSI for a fun and engaging teacher workshop designed to introduce middle and high school teachers to the world of LEGO Robotics.

This workshop, facilitated by a certified LEGO trainer from OMSI, guides teachers through fun and engaging training experiences that will give a fundamental introduction to LEGO Robotics. Build your first robot, begin programming, and solve problems using STEM skills. Use hands-on lessons that support students to both achieve curriculum goals and boost 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving in a collaborative environment. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the basics of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 hardware, software and curriculum resources and prepared to successfully implement LEGO Robotics in your classroom or afterschool club.

Lunch is included. Please let us know any dietary restrictions.

Cost: Free for educators working with middle and high school students.
Funding provided by NASA Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline.

Space is limited so register today by contacting

The Illuminating Science Inquiry Program

This four-day program in your classroom will provide you with a model for teaching Inquiry, while engaging your students in an hands-on introduction to forming testable questions, designing repeatable experiments, and collecting data to analyze.  After participating in the modeled Inquiry, students conduct their own experiment and produce a scorable practice work sample under the supervision of a ScienceWorks Outreach Educator. 

Classroom teachers participate at every stage of the inquiry process and receive complementary science inquiry curricula for future use. NEW THIS YEAR: Teachers who host a week of this program may then check out materials for select units to use in their own classroom for a week. Additionally, the ScienceWorks instructor coaches teachers in evaluating student work samples using state assessment rubrics.

We offer labs specifically geared to match Oregon State Science Standards for 3rd-8th grades, but other interested grade levels may also participate, and your instructor will adjust the curriculum to match your classroom needs when possible. 

Click here to learn more about the program and the available lab topics.

Engineering Design 

This multi-day program in your classroom will provide you with a model for teaching  
          Engineering Design, while engaging your students in an hands-on introduction  
          to the design process: identify - brainstorm - design - create - test - evaluate.    
          This program is suitable for grades 3-8. 

          Click here to learn more about the Engineering Design program and labs available  
          for your grade level.

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