Education at OHSU

For Teachers

"Our future depends on reaffirming America's role as the world's engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation, and that leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in math, science, technology and engineering."

- President Barack Obama, Jan. 7, 2010
Physician and teacher

At OHSU, we know that teachers are the single most important factor in a student’s education and providing direct services to teachers is a critical component of our effort to increase science literacy throughout the region.  These direct services include the Annual OHSU Spring Teacher Workshop, summer research internships for teachers, classroom visits by OHSU scientists, and more.  The Office of Science Education Opportunities coordinates OHSU’s resources for teachers. If you would like to be notified about OHSU programs and events for teachers, email scied@ohsu.edu with your name, school, teaching level and email address.

Please let us know how we can support your work in the classroom. 

Talks for Teachers

Balcony Shot

Access these Teacher Workshops, held at OHSU since 2002, from the comfort of your own computer. These annual programs about cutting edge research are designed specifically for classroom teachers.

  • OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop 2017
    Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
    Titles: "Your Racist Brain", Larry Sherman, Ph.D., OHSU, "Transmission of Harmful Psychosocial Experiences across Generations", Lynne C. Messer, Ph.D., M.P.H., OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, "The Female Brain", Tarvez Tucker, M.D., OHSU
     
  • OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop 2016
    Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
    Titles: "The Adolescent Brain" and "How Early-Life Nutrition Feeds the Obesity Epidemic in Children and
    Adolescents"
    Presenters: Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D., OHSU, and Susan P. Bagby, OHSU
     
  • OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop 2015
    Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Title: "How Children Learn"
    Presenter: Patricia Kuhl, Ph.D.,  Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington
     
  • Special OHSU Brain Awareness Season Teacher Workshop 2014
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
    Title: "Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn"
    Presenter: Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Stanford University
     
  • "Controlling Little Minds"
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
    Title: "Controlling Little Minds"
    Presenter: Kim Espy, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Innovation,  Dean of the Graduate School, University of Oregon 
     
  • "Food for Thought"
    Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
    Title: "Food for Thought: How Diet Influences Brain Health"
    Presenter: Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University and Medical Center

    Additional Content: Q & A Session
    (Disclaimer: Some questions from the audience are inaudible. We apologize for this inconvenience but feel the context is extremely valuable and questions can generally be understood from the context and response.) 
     

  • "Secrets of the Sleeping Brain"
    Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
    Title: "Secrets of the Sleeping Brain"
    Presenter: Matthew Walker, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley 
     
  • "What is Going on with ADHD: A Science Update"
    Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
    Title: “What is Going on with ADHD: A Science Update”
    Presenter: Joel Nigg, Ph.D., Director, Division of Psychology, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU Department of Psychiatry
     
  • "Vision and Revision: The Flexible Adult Brain"
    Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007
    Title: “Vision and Revision: The Flexible Adult Brain”
    Presenter: Susan Barry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mt. Holyoke College
     
  • "The Reading Brain"
    Date: Saturday, October 8, 2005
    Title: “Understanding the Reading Brain:  Functional Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Reading Disabilities”
    Presenter: Guinevere Eden, D. Phil., Georgetown University
     
  • "How Your Child Learns"
    Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
    Title: “What Recent Brain Imaging Research tells us about Learning in the Classroom”
    Presenter: Michael Posner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon
     
  • "Coaching the Brain"
    Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004
    Title: “Coaching the Brain - Current Research on Meaning, Emotion, and Learning as it Applies to K-12 Students”
    Presenters: Elaine Coughlin and Jack Hutala, Beaverton School District Educators and Consultants
     
  • "Understanding of Substance Abuse"
    Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004
    Title: “How Brain Imaging Techniques have Increased our Understanding of Substance Abuse”
    Presenter: Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine
     
  • "Brain Basics of Learning and Memory"
    Date: Saturday, February 8, 2003
    Title: “The Brain Basis of Learning and Memory: New Techniques and Discoveries”
    Presenter: Jeri Janowsky, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine; and Interim Director, OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center