Upcoming Professional Development

Code.org CS Fundamentals Free Training

May 21st & May 22ndcode-org-partner
9am-1pm in Wilsonville

Attendees learn how to use Code.org’s courses to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). Register Here

Leap Logo_Final_blackLeap into Science

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 explores a new subject each year, and uses simple materials, play, and reading aloud to encourage young learners to build STEM identity.

Oregon was one of 6 states selected to participate in this national research pilot. You can read more about the Oregon  Leap into Science Project and Register Here  to attend our first Oregon training in Eugene on May 19th from 12-4pm

Participants who attend the training will be expected to:

  • Complete three workshops by April 2019 (two for youth and one for youth and their families)
  • Receive one kit of curriculum and materials (valued at $300)
  • Receive ongoing support and become a part of a Leap into Science National Network
  • Have access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation activities (i.e. surveys, interviews, site visits)

Program Management Series


Starting in early 2018, OregonASK master trainer, Susan Zundel, facilitated a professional learning community with afterschool professionals interested in building program  management skills. The series was designed with 7 individual  trainings that built and connected to one another. Each training was 2 hours of Set 2 Oregon Registry Credits in various Core Knowledge Categories (CKCs).

OregonASK will be starting another series in the fall of 2018. If you are interested, you can contact Susan Zundel. The various topics covered in the series are listed below:

Professionalism in Afterschool
Staff Development- Building a Stronger Team
Planning and Goal Setting for School Age Program Coordinators
School Day Collaboration for Afterschool Programs
Family Engagement through Authentic Relationship
Forming Community Partnerships in School Age Programs
Using Data for Quality Improvement in School Age Programs

CryptoClub Training


OregonASK hosted our most recent CryptoClub trainings at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and Mt Hood Community College, engaging a new set of partners to participate in this cohort. For more information about the current cohort and implementation, read the Cryptoclub Project Profile here. The CryptoClub curriculum teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle school age youth in afterschool settings. This 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 Pilot


OregonASK started a Web Literacy pilot cohort in fall of 2017, and another one February of 2018. The pilots included trainings with new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth,  21st Century Skills outlined by Mozilla, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. Programs are currently implementing through spring 2018.

For more information email rachel.kessler@oregonask.org

Computer Science Fundamentals

OregonASK Master Trainer, Susan Zundel, has been a Code.org certified trainer since 2016, providing Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals training throughout Oregon.

CS Fundamentals is elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer. Each course consists of 20 lessons.

Code.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. The Code.org vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming.

All Code.org workshops are free to educators and come with free curriculum guides, supplies, and Code.org swag. 

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