Upcoming Professional Development


Emergency Preparedness Community Conversation Trainings

The 2 Weeks Ready Campaign will be continuing community conversation online trainings through the summer. Join OregonASK in online conversation about what systems and supports Child Care and Afterschool Programs need for an emergency situationCLICK HERE to see a full list of upcoming opportunities


Summer Guide Session 1: Supporting Staff

Tuesday, July 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

This training will focus on Staff Resource Guides for supporting afterschool program staff including supporting their own emotional well being, as well as recognizing and managing stress in youth. 1 hour of Set 1 HSN credit available. To register click here.


Fostering Grade Level Reading: Supporting Readers in K-3rd Grade

Thursday, July 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In this session participants will examine the learning process of beginning readers and develop strategies to support them in their programs. Following the training participants will be invited to join an implementation cadre* around Fostering Readers for two sessions following the training. 2 hours of Set 2 LEC credit available.
Register Now for only $20 for the training click here.
*Implementation Cadre: Following a training interested participants may join an Implementation Cadre follow-up group to share what each person implemented, share input, ask questions, set future action plans and offer coaching support to fully implement training content. Cadre participants will receive Set 1 credit. Register HERE

PRYSM Arts for Informal Educators

This training is an eight hour series being provided in four parts over four weeks. As a whole, the series will cover four full weeks of art curriculum and programming for children of all ages. This comprehensive arts training will model process based, fun, and engaging projects that will give you everything you need to explore 2D and 3D visual art, puppetry and performance, sound and motion, as well as animation and film. The training will also provide practice for authentic, culturally responsive and youth-centered engagement strategies.

After training completion, participants will receive the full four week curriculum with extensions to keep your art program fun and exciting for youth into the future. Training participants will also have access to a free one-on-one coaching support session to help you work toward your goals for implementing art. Materials will be simple and accessible, and all activities have the out-of-school time format in mind to make optimal use of your informal space! Virtual modifications and extensions are included.

  • Thursday, August 6th, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Session1: 2D & 3D Sculpture – This training will move participants through a process based journey through drawing and printing tools and techniques, while working to support youth led projects using the Prysm curriculum available with training. The curriculum offers five sessions per week for four weeks worth of activities and guidance for Art Inquiry and Authentic, process based exploration to promote youth.
  • Thursday, August 13th, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Session 2: Puppetry & Performance – This training will move participants through a process based journey exploring puppet building and experimentation, as well as story telling and live performance tools and techniques. We will learn strategies for supporting youth led projects using the Prysm curriculum available with training. The curriculum offers five sessions per week for four weeks worth of activities and guidance for Art Inquiry and Authentic, process based exploration to promote youth.
  • Thursday, August 20th, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Session 3: Sound & Movement – This training will move participants through a process based journey exploring sound and Movement tools, exercises and techniques. We will learn strategies for supporting youth led projects using the Prysm curriculum available with training. The curriculum offers five sessions per week for four weeks worth of activities and guidance for Art Inquiry and Authentic, process based exploration to promote youth.
  • Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Session 4: Film & Animation – This training will move participants through a process based journey exploring Film and Animation tools, exercises and techniques. We will learn strategies for supporting youth led projects using the Prysm curriculum available with training. The curriculum offers five sessions per week for four weeks worth of activities and guidance for Art Inquiry and Authentic, process based exploration to promote youth.

Participants will receive up to 8 hours of Set 2 LEC credit available. Register now for $80 here.


Helping Stressed Out Kids in Your Program

August 6th from 6:00-8:00pm
In this session participants will examine how stress affects adults and children on physiological level. Explore the signs and symptoms exhibited in children experiencing stress. We will discuss the different components of what makes stress positive vs. negative, the changes that happen on a chemical level, how to recognize signs of stress, and strategies to combat negative stress. 2 Hours of Set 2 Credit in HSN available. Register HERE for only $20


Summer Guide Session 2: Supporting Families

Monday, August 8th, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

This training will focus on the Summer Guides for Family Resources including supporting virtual programming at home, recognizing and managing stress in youth. 1 hour os Set 1 FCS credit available.                       To register click here.


Summer Activity Guides: Overview

Monday, August 10th, 2020 from 6:00 –  7:30 PM

This training will be an overview of all the Quick Guides for Implementation, Guides for Staff and Family and the five thematic unit Activity Guides. 1.5 hours of LEC credit available. To register click here.


Current Training & Curricula Brochure

For a full list of available training click here to see the OregonASK Training Catalog Spring/Summer 2020 or contact oaskpdtrainings@oregonask.org for more information about scheduling a training for your program.


Art Projects and Activities for Preschool

bdp_4224This workshop will explore hands-on activities for preschool-aged appropriate art. We will use a variety of materials and techniques to develop motor, cognitive, and communicative skills. This fun workshop will also explore strategies for creating your own age-appropriate art lessons. Participants will recieve 2 hours of Set 2 LEC credit through the Oregon Registry.


 Activities for Virtual or In-Person Summer Programs

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This training will focus on the Summer Guides of Activities that include 150 original activities and challenges organized by four different age groups (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18). The activities are adaptable for in-person and virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as sent as take-home packets. All activities should be safely executed and aligned with state and local health guidelines. Participants will receive a free hour of set 1 LEC credit through the Oregon Registry. 

Trauma-Informed Practices for Afterschool Programs

In this session participants will explore the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on development and how those effects manifest in children’s behavior. The session will also explore strategies for limiting potential trauma triggers in programs and for self-regulation of emotions. Participants will receive 3 hours of set 2 HSN credit through the Oregon Registry. 


Service to Careers: Health Pathways

OregonASK is recruiting middle school programs interested in facilitating youth-focused service learning curriculum that aligns youth employability skills with local health occupation workforce needs. Our Health & Wellness Coordinator will be working with local and state stakeholders to adapt this 10 week/session program to guide youth through the process of problem solving and service focused on health. If you are interested in participating in this Health Service to Careers Project cohort, please contact Kassy.Rousselle@oregonask.org.

Service Learning 101 Webinar!

Have you watched the Service Learning 101 Webinar OregonASK and Julie Rogers Bascom, a Service Learning Specialist from the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)? Watch it down below to find out about the Service Learning Framework and how it supports 21st Century skills! (Audio starts at 1:38)

For questions regarding the webinar contact kassy.rousselle@oregonask.org.


Leap into Science

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Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs. This fun Science and Literacy content uses simple materials, play, and reading aloud to encourage young learners to build STEM identity. You can read more about the Oregon Leap into Science or read our Project Profile. Contact Rachel Kessler with questions about joining the Oregon cohort.


Previous Training & Cohort Opportunities

Leadership in Afterschool 2019 Program Management

Mind the Gap School Age Sessions & Spring Conference

CS Fundamentals

Web Literacy Clubs: OregonASK is currently facilitating a cohort of programs utilizing web literacy resources to facilitate upper elementary and middle school aged youth in developing 21st Century Skills. Programs are taught how to issue digital badges that can be aligned in local workforce needs or simply documented as a portfolio of skills.  Read more about the Web Literacy Project here or contact rachel.kessler@oregonask.org with questions.

STEM Program Trainings