Oregon Afterschool Conference 2017

Choose Your Own Adventure this year at our annual conference as we offer sessions in Social-Emotional Learning, STEAM, Family Engagement, Increasing Equity & Addressing Bias, Behavior Management, and Program Management.OAC Save the Date

Download the Flyer and mark your calendars – Registration Opens August 1st!


Smart Summers Report: Investing in Experience, Skills, and Oregon’s Future through Summer Learning

We are thrilled to share with you this summer learning report created by the House Education Committee’s Summer Learning Work Group, convened by Representative Smith Warner between the 2016 & 2017 legislative sessions. The Smart Summers Report explains the nature of summer learning, provides policy context for decision makers, and offers examples of how summer learning has made a difference for children in Oregon- and across the nation. The culmination of the report includes recommendations for linking enrichment and skill-building opportunities to provide high-impact learning experiences for Oregon kids most in need of them.
You can also find summer learning resources for programs and families provided by National Summer Learning Association:

Zero Robotics Middle School Challenge Field Day

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Zero Robotics is in Oregon again this summer! We kicked off the season with a Field Day at Oregon State University on July 11th.
Zero Robotics is a program out of MIT that offers 5 weeks of programming for teams of middle school students. Teams learn about computer programming, coding, robotics and space engineering. The program culminates in a tournament where  the winning teams battle aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via a live feed from the ISS while NASA astronauts provide real-time commentary. You can see more about the program on their website.

Ready to Play in the Park this July?

Did you know that July is Park and Recreation Month? While it’s been celebrated since 1985, the annual event became official when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in July 2009. This year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is challenging everyone to “get their play on” with their local parks and recreation. See this infographic about how vital play is for the well-being, physical health, and personal interactions of children and adults. Find more resources HERE to support your program or visit Oregon Recreation & Park Association to see how we all celebrate play during Park & Recreation Month.


STEM Out of School

As part of our partnership with STEM Next, as a STEM Systems state, OregonASK wants to highlight local STEM programs to show some of the amazing things already happening in Oregon. Please Contact Us if you have a program we could highlight.

We understand the importance of providing engaging STEM experiences for youth, particularly for those historically underserved youth who do not have ample opportunities for hands-on learning. We want to give every youth the chance to see themselves as a scientist, engineer or mathematician.

Take a look at our Informal STEM in Oregon and Oregon STEM Fact Sheet to see a snapshot of Oregon. You can also take a look at the Afterschool Alliance Full STEM Ahead Report that provides recommendations for increasing STEM opportunities for all youth.


Family STEM Nights in Partnership with PTA

Afterschool & Summer Learning Day at the Capitol

 


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