Upcoming Professional Development

Check Back Soon to see what training dates we set for the new year…

Service to Careers – Health Occupations Coming Soon

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 cohort, please contact Kassy.Rousselle@oregonask.org.

Leadership in Afterschool Series

Revamped and ready to engage all levels of afterschool professionals, this series will focus on essential skills for program staff and how skills can be applied to working with colleagues and employees. Content will include a variety of topics to help build your skill set while improving the atmosphere of your day to day program for all you reach. Trainings may include; emotional intelligence, giving and receiving feedback, systems, goal setting, family engagement, professionalism and more. You may contact Susan.Zundel@oregonask.org with questions and keep an eye out for training dates coming winter 2019.

Leap into Science -Coming again Spring 2019

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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. Training and kit distribution for the second year of this pilot focused Wind& Air will begin in March 2019.

Hero Elementary – Coming Spring 2019

Hero Elementary is a PBS Kids series and engaging educational media effort focused on improving school readiness in science and literacy for children grades K-2 and their families nationwide, with an emphasis on Latino communities, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and children from low-income households. Hero Elementary training workshops integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to equity in education. Participants will learn the latest research about engaging students in science; and have access to transmedia resources such as the animated television segments, digital games and hands-on activities to promote STEM learning.

CryptoClub Training


OregonASK  has started another cohort of programs to participate in national Learning Community based on the CryptoClub curriculum. The curriculum teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle school age youth in afterschool settings. The new CryptoClub website will be utilized to connect educators with others around Oregon and the country to share resources and information. The educator training includes an educator manual and one youth workbook for each participant, while providing strategies to support the exploration of math and cryptography with CryptoClub Materials.

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. The pilot includes trainings with new web literacy content, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. Programs are taught how to issue digital badges that can be aligned in local workforce needs or simply documented as a portfolio of skills. Our fall cohort will be expected to implement programs by Decemeber 2018 after attending the August 31st training in Wilsonville. Read more about the Web Literacy Project here or contact rachel.kessler@oregonask.org with questions.

Current Training & Curricula Brochure

For a full list of available training CLICK HERE to download our current Training Brochure. Contact Katie Lakey for more information about scheduling a training for your program.

The Art of Living: Service Learning Middle School Experience

This pilot project includes training and guidance on providing middle school service learning experiences that are connected to careers of the future and related to community issues. Pilot participants will attend Pre-Training Webinar, 2 Day In-Person Service Learning Training, student-driven project implementation January through June.

Girls STEAM Ahead

chandraOregonASK partnered with NGCP and NASA to Girls STEAM Ahead “Recoloring the Universe” lessons and activities to Oregon programs! Recoloring the Universe is an educator training using hands-on and virtual STEAM activities about color, astronomy, and coding from NASA! Participants learn basic coding while experiencing real world applications of science, technology, and even art.

For more information about the online resources or implementation, email rachel.kessler@oregonask.org