June, 2016

SciGirls Training at OMSI
July 6th from 8am-3pm
Register Now for FREE

SciGirls Watch Party at OMSI
July 6th 
Join Us for a FREE  screening party  & hands-on activities  - all 4th through 8th graders welcome!
More Training Coming Soon

Look for our 2016-17 training schedule coming soon, including a new Coding in Afterschool provided by our recently certified Code.org Trainer, Susan Hamann!

Registration Opens August 1

Keep an eye out for the Oregon Afterschool Conference Brochure and make sure to save the date to join us at Chemeketa Community College on October 22nd! 

Interested in leading a session at the annual Oregon Afterschool Conference?
Earning Credit for Afterschool & Summer 

BEC is offering workshops around the state on
 The ABCs to Increase Student-Centered Learning. Diane Smith will be covering Alternative credit options, Badging, and Collaboration, great for middle & high school programs looking to capitalize on the extra curricular opportunities offered in your community. This 3 Hour training will be offered August-October at five different locations.
for more information.

Cost: $89 per session 
National Conference on Afterschool & Summer

The National Summer Learning Association joins School's Out Washington to present, Dare to Disrupt! The Pathway to Excellence and Equity in Education, October 24-26 in Seattle, Washington. This three-day national convening will bring together the nation's top thinkers to share and discuss the partnerships, policies and programs that are breaking down traditional notions of when and where learning occurs. Registration rates go up July 1st.
Summer, STEM and Supporting Youth
Salem's  Summer Learning Block Party
On June 27th, nearly 1000 local children, parents, grandparents and summer program providers gathered at the Gilbert House Children's Museum to celebrate Summer Learning. Oregon State Senator Mark Hass,  National Summer Learning Association Board Chair Matthew Boulay, and  Oregon State Librarian Mary Kay Dahlgreen each shared a few words to help kick off the party, and a representative from Senator Wyden's office read his proclamation of support for summer learning. 

Throughout the day, community partners hosted activity tables in the parking lot, popcorn, ice cream and food carts fed the hungry masses, children picked out free books to take home, and all 
participants were  able to explore the museum for free. 
Thank you to all the partners and sponsors who made it possible. Please Click Here to read more about the festivities and see pictures from the day .
Summer Learning, Summer Library, Summer Lunch 

We are thrilled to have nearly 20 schools participating in our SL3 program this year. As part of SL3, school libraries will be open to all youth at least one day each week before or after the school has free lunch. Sites are encouraged to provide additional activities in the library or connect with other partners providing summer learning opportunities. Thanks to all who are helping keep the minds and bellies of youth full during the summer!
  • River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School
  • East Gresham Elementary School
  • Two Rivers Dos Rios Elementary
  • McNary Heights Elementary School
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Auburn Elementary School
  • Battle Creek Elementary School
  • Clear Lake Elementary School
  • Englewood Elementary School
  • Eyre Elementary School
  • Four Corners Elementary School
  • Hammond Elementary School
  • Kennedy Elementary School
  • Lamb Elementary School
  • Scott Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Yoshikai Elementary School
Words of Wisdom of Oregon's 
2016 Superintendent of the Year 

Heidi Sipe was recognized this year by the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA)as the Oregon Superintendent of the Year. Umatilla School District is a diverse, economically challenged district.  But Heidi is as committed as ever to living the district's motto, "Building Bridges to Successful Futures." 

In a recent video released by COSA of Heidi, she mentions "My goal is to make sure that our students and our teachers and our staff have the resources they need to make students succeed. That is what I do, try to open doors for kids." And one key to that success is one of the most active afterschool programs in the state. Click Here to hear more from Heidi about the importance of afterschool and helping kids "dream their dreams".
Computer Science Symposium

The Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association (OCSTA) hosted a symposium on June 25th as part of their work on the Oregon Digital Promise Grant. Nearly 80 individuals from schools, industry, post-secondary and community based organizations gathered at the symposium to hear more about current efforts to increase access to computer science education in Oregon. We were also thrilled to be joined by Ruthe Farmer, current White House Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusio n. Ruthe shared about the  CSforAll Campaign a s
well as several other funding opportunities that could support the expansion or inclusion of Computer Science education in more programs around Oregon.

The Symposium was the first of several events that OCSTA will be hosting over the next couple of months. For more information about other opportunities near you, check out OregonCSTA.org
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