Budget Town Hall Meetings
The Oregon legislature’s Join Ways and Means Committee will hold a series of public hearings in seven cities across the state beginning February 10. This will give Oregonians an opportunity to provide input into the 2017-19 budget, which currently faces a $1.8 billion shortfall. Attend a meeting near you to share why afterschool and education matter to you!
A schedule of the meetings can be found here: Town Hall Meeting Dates
For more information, contact Malachite Wyld
Summer is on its way! Start planning today.
SAVE THE DATE
Oregon Afterschool Conference 2017
Choose Your Own Adventure
November 4th, 2017
Chemeketa Community College
Thank you to all who were able to join us on October 22nd at Chemeketa Community College for our annual Oregon Afterschool Conference!
Looking forward to seeing you all again next year to Choose Your Own Adventure! Check out some pictures and resources from the day HERE.
Making All Learning Count: Competency-Based Education
In the 21st century, learning can take place anytime, anywhere, at any pace, and with the learner at the center.
In collaboration with the Afterschool Alliance, Mozilla Foundation has worked with three statewide afterschool networks in Maryland, Oregon, and Michigan in a project funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation. These three networks have piloted 21 Century skills and other badges in afterschool programs to gain a deeper understanding of what is needed to help informal learning become formally recognized for college and career-readiness. The lessons learned from this pilot will be shared and taken to scale with other statewide afterschool networks and afterschool initiatives.
CLICK HERE to read more about how Oregon participated in piloting Competency-Based Education & Digital Credentials.
Exploring STEM Municipal Conversations
As part of the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families initiative to support afterschool and summer learning, OregonASK was awarded a small grant to work on informing and engaging more municipal leaders in the issues surrounding afterschool. Thanks to this grant, OregonASK worked with regional STEM Hubs and partners to host discussions about the importance and impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) on our communities. Our overarching messaging for the events was around how Afterschool & Summer Support STEM by providing increased Access, STEM Fluency, and Equitable Opportunity. CLICK HERE to read more about the events or download the Report HERE.
Thinking about Summer 2017?
On July 14th, 2016 Centro Cultural de Washington County welcomed White House Official, Alejandra Ceja to their program, highlighting the years of services they have provided and their new commitment to serving youth during the summer. Read the Full Story HERE.
Do you have someone or something you’d like us to highlight? Email us with details, pictures or links to local news stories.
Welcome to the new OregonASK website! Resources you’re looking for may have moved or may not be available online at this time. If there is something specific you’re looking for but can not find contact us here and we will do our best to find it for you.