2011-2012 Woodburn STEM Partnership1 is a year-long professional development program in earth/space science and engineering design for K-12 teachers. The program includes the following core activities: 

  • WSP Night Sky Institute August 1-5, 2011, in Bend, OR and Pine Mountain Observatory.
  • Three 1 ½-day local WSP sessions in earth systems, climate, and energy science
  • Co-Teaching Teams including teachers, administrators, & WSP scientists
  • WSP Atmospheric Institute June 28-30, 2012, including a balloon launch in which participant-built instrument payloads will be carried to 100,000 feet!. 
All program travel, lodging, books, supplies, tuition (12 graduate credit hours) and other costs will be assumed by the program on behalf of participants 




August 1-5, 2011

Night Sky Institute

Bend, OR

October 7-8, 2011*

January 20-21,  2012*

March 10,  2012**

Astronomy II: Stellar Lives

Earth Systems, Climate, and Energy Science

Woodburn, OR

Fall 2011-Spring 2012


Participant Classrooms

June 28-30, 2012

WSP Atmospheric Institute

Woodburn, OR & Bend, OR

* Held Friday 5-9PM & Saturday 9AM-3PM
**Saturday 10AM-4PM, French Prairie MIddle School 
** Co-teaching sessions and meetings scheduled independently by co-teaching teams. Each team participant will plan, host and dialogue about at least one co-taught lesson in his/her classroom during the school year.

WSP is funded by an ESEA Title IIA University School Partnership Grant from the Oregon Department of Education, and administered by Pacific STEM Teaching Pathways

Directions, Agenda, and Information about the August 1-5, 2011 Night Sky Institute

WSP Astronomy Session II

Draft Agenda and Information about the Oct 8-9, 2010 Session.


Pacific STEM Teaching Pathways
Attract, Inspire, Equip, Support, Sustain K-12 STEM 
(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Teachers

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Woodburn STEM Partnership is funded by a 
U.S. Department of Education Title IIA University Schools Partnership Grant