July, 2017

Web Literacy Pilot

OregonASK will be starting a year long Mozilla Web Literacy pilot this August. The pilot will consist of three trainings, one at the beginning of each session from August 2017 to March 2018. Each training will go over new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth. Participants will also learn best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. 

Register for the first training to participate in the year-long pilot, which will also include webinar refresher training and coaching throughout the year. 

Friday, August 11, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM

For more information contact

CryptoClub Pilot 

The CryptoClub curriculum teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle-grade students (grades 6-8) in afterschool settings. This pilot will consist of a set of three trainings over the next year that will provide scaffolding to support educators over a year of exploring math and cryptography with CryptoClub materials. Coaching and webinars will also be included.

There will be two cohorts going through this pilot, one with OregonASK Master Trainer Rachel Kessler, and one with Colin Crane. Register for the first training with either trainer to participate in the year-long pilot.

For more information contact 

Saturday, August 26, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM
OregonASK, Wilsonville
Trainer: Rachel

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM
PCC Cascades Campus
Trainer: Colin


New Skills for your Professional and Personal Development

This  program combines movement- focused education with the
lessons and psychology of early childhood development.  Taught by one of Portland's leading expressive arts educators & somatic therapists, Lanie Bergin, M.Ed., RSMT.

Read the Bergin Learning Arts Newsletter  here

Summer Learning 
Block Party

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Salem on June 26th for the Summer Learning Block Party! Below are just some of the pictures from this awesome day.

Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long!

Interested in presenting at OAC 2017? Fill out this form by July 14th and we'll get in touch with you!

Overall conference registration will open August 1st. 
Girls STEAM Ahead

Join us for a special event Thursday, July 8 at our offices in Wilsonville as we partner with the National Girls Collaborative
 Project and NASA to bring you a day of exploring Girls STEAM Ahead
lessons and activities. Educators will learn basic coding and 
how to teach simple concepts such as shape & color, graduating to astronomical objects, bringing programs real world applications for science, technology and even art with NASA. 

For more information contact rachel.kessler@oregonask.org

Professional Development Survey

Click here to take the OregonASK Professional Development Survey. Your input will help providers and decision-makers address the needs of Oregon's educators related to quality afterschool programs. Thank you for your time and for sharing your thoughts.
Summer Learning Day

National S umm er Learning Day is July 13 this year. Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importa nce of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, e nsuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation  that 
summer matters and   offers an opportunity to showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people. 

See the already posted events in Oregon here or post your own event here. Let's put Oregon on the map! 


Find resources for families here

Find planning resources for communities here

The 3 P's of OregonASK

How well do you know the network? The work of OregonASK can be broken down to three p's: policy, practice, and professional development. Partners can engage with the network by participating in policy discussions or meetings, attending the Oregon Afterschool Conference, or bring OregonASK's expert staff to conduct training or evaluation!

Policy: OregonASK advocates for expanded learning opportunities at the state and national level. We have three main areas of focus; STEM, Summer, and Health & Wellness. Every year we host a Day at the Capitol, highlighting the value of afterschool and summer programs for students and families. 

Professional Development: OregonASK master trainers provide training and technical assistance to programs across the state. The annual Oregon Afterschool Conference offers a full day of professional development to afterschool and summer program staff focused on increasing the quality of expanded learning opportunities in Oregon. 

Partnership: OregonASK values the role
partnership holds in  creating and supporting lasting change. As a collaboration, we  create collective impact through our conference, partner meetings, and facilitating connections between partners and projects. 
5 Things You Didn't Know You Could 
Find on the OregonASK Website
  1. The Program Profiles page shares portraits of just some of the afterschool programs in Oregon.   
  2. The STEM Mentors Toolkit is a manual to help programs and organizations engage, train, and sustain STEM volunteer and mentor relationships with STEM professionals.  
  3. The Summer Meals Activity Guide is designed for volunteers at summer meal sites. It provides basic information about food safety, working with children, and includes some activities you can do at your site to attract more participants and create more fun!
  4. The new projects page shares some of the projects that OregonASK is currently engaged with! Interested in getting involved? Contact  Katie Lakey .
  5. The  Program Management Toolkit  provides all the tools you need to build and structure an afterschool program!
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