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  • STEM Clock Hour Resources for Educators

    This site provides resources for educators needing courses aligned with STEM clock hour requirements. Watch for upcoming offerings in the weekly Tuesday Tech Tips as the resources on this page are not date specific.

    STEM integration is the authentic combination of at least two of the STEM components (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The requirement applies to the following endorsement areas:

    • Agriculture  
    • Business and Marketing
    • Computer Science
    • CTE (All areas)
    • Designated Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Mathematics; Middle Level Mathematics
    • Science; Middle Level Science
    • Technology Education

    More information about STEM clock hour requirement:


    K-12 Resources

    Armchair ED Clock Hours
    ArmchairEdClockHours offers Professional Development and Continuing Education Clock Hours for teachers and educators. We provide the opportunity to gain knowledge and increase professional skills. Using cutting-edge publications and research with online professional development is convenient and affordable. ArmchairEdClockHours is an approved provider through Washington State OSPI.
    Burke Museum DIG Field School
    Over the course of four days each summer, K–12 teachers can get hands-on experience in paleontology, geology and evolution by participating in active field research sites located in Montana. This free program provides teachers with hands-on, immersive practice in STEM subjects along with skills to engage their students in authentic scientific research. Investigate the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of mammals, then take what you learn with you back into the classroom with the DIG Box.
    Garden Educator Workshops
    Our Garden Educator Workshops are designed for classroom teachers, parents, community members and anyone interested in using the garden as a teaching environment. Everyone is encouraged to engage in these lively discussions and sessions! For people who aren’t classroom teachers, you can use Next Generation Science Standards to apply science learning in the garden and other outdoor spaces with students from preschool through high school.
    Living Computers: Museum + Labs
    A computer history museum founded by the late Paul Allen, Living Computers: Museum + Labs is home the world’s largest collection of working, vintage computers. In October 2019, they started offering free annual museum memberships to any K-12 educator working in Washington State. In addition to complimentary admission, the membership includes priority booking on field trips AND free professional development, most of which is STEM clock hour eligible!
    Museum of Flight Professional Development Workshops
    The Museum of Flight offers rich educational experiences for educators, including workshops and educator specific events. To register, and for more information, contact 206-764-1384 or EducationReservations@museumofflight.org. Washington State Clock-Hours are available at no charge for all workshops.
    Pacific Education Institute
    PEI welcomes participation in our expert-designed, NGSS aligned, experiential workshops and institutes. We aim to increase educators’ knowledge, skills and confidence in taking students outdoors to learn locally relevant, real-world science that is connected to careers in environmental science, natural resources and agriculture sectors.
    Professional Growth Plan (PGP)
    Clock hours from PGPs are eligible for use in salary advancement, and may be used for renewal of residency, professional, and continuing certificates. PGP clock hours: PGPs are equivalent to 25 clock hours. PGPs completed prior to June 30, 2018, are equivalent to 30 clock hours. PGPs for program completion are part of Washington state’s educator preparation programs. Forms are available on the PGP forms and support materials page.
    Puget Sound Educational Service District
    Use the search term "STEM" to find courses offered at our local ESD.
    WABS Access STEM
    We believe that all students, regardless of their background, need to have knowledge of the skills and pathways that allow them to pursue high-demand careers in our region. Knowing that one teacher can impact over 150 students a year, we determined that the best way to improve student perceptions about career opportunities and preparedness was to build teacher knowledge and instructional capacity regarding career-connected learning, with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Earn 101 STEM Clock Hours and a $1,500 stipend.
    WEA
    (15 Clock Hours) This workshop is designed to highlight and deep dive into the Science (NGSS), Technology (Washington State Standards), Mathematics (Common Core), and Engineering standards in order to have participants build and implement an integrated lesson with a minimum of two of the STEM components. Instructors will model and demonstrate how to build an authentic STEM experience for students and be delving into the standards in order to authentically design and implement a lesson with STEM. This workshop will include computer science, ELL, UDL, and game based learning components.
    Woodland Park Zoo
    Courses are open to formal and informal educators, pre-service teachers and other professionals. If there is space in the course, Washington state-approved clock hours will be available to those participants not taking the course for credit. The courses are held at Woodland Park Zoo (unless otherwise noted) and include presentations by guest speakers, tours of zoo grounds, group discussions and hands-on activities.

    Elementary Resources 

    Code.org Fundamentals 
    Join local teachers for inspiring and hands-on support to implement computer science in your classroom. Our Regional Partners offer high-quality, one-day Code.org workshops for individual teachers or for schoolwide PD. Sign up for a professional development workshop near you!

    Secondary Resources

    Fred Hutchinson Science Education Partnership
    The Science Education Partnership (SEP) helps Washington State secondary school science teachers improve classroom scientific research and connect with Fred Hutch researchers and teachers in the community. Our year-long program helps you gain skills and expertise in molecular biology and become familiar with scientific practices by working closely with a scientific mentor. You’ll also be eligible for our Kit Loan Program, which provides equipment and supplies to engage your students with biology through hands-on lab activities during the school year.

     

    Shoreline STEM TOSAS

    Elementary Science: Julie Fredrickson

    Elementary Math: Becki Frisk

    Secondary Science: Jessice Lee

    Secondary Math: Nathan Lee

    Digital Learning: Ann Hayes-Bell, Juli Lorton, Paul Witzel