Teacher Workshops

Infuse Your Lesson Plans with Real Life Experiences

Education that is hands-on, interactive and fun drives home the lessons for students

  • Do students ask you, "Why do I need to learn this stuff?"
  • Are you looking for innovative, effective lesson plans?
  • Would you like hands-on, take-home value for your professional development?
  • Would you like to be better positioned to help students explore career paths?

Teacher Workshop participants reach more than 50,000 students each year and the numbers continue to grow.

The programs teach how math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, science, art and social studies are used in the building industry, all while fulfilling teacher professional development requirements!  Workshops are facilitated by industry professionals who are passionate about what they do.  At the end of the program, teachers walk away with volumes of applied curriculum they can take back into their classrooms.  Teachers are also instilled with an increased knowledge about what it takes to successfully enter the building industry – and an enthusiasm for supporting careers in construction.

Workshops have been accredited by Oregon State, Portland State, and Southern Oregon Universities for graduate credit.  Workshops are offered throughout Oregon for a broad range of academic and technical teachers.

Over 90% of teacher participants have rated the
workshops in the upper 20% of all their
professional development courses!

The Oregon Building Congress is always exploring partnerships and opportunities for teachers. If you or your school district are interested in sponsoring a workshop in your school, city, or region, please contact, Tom Goodhue, Executive Director, at 503.685.8313.

To learn more about the framework for OBC's Teacher Workshops, read "Anatomy of Oregon Building Congress' Teacher Workshops," by Duncan Smith