Upcoming Professional Development

Program Management Series

We are looking for Afterschool Professionals interested in building their program IMG_3710management skills. This professional learning community series will take place on Thursdays this winter & early spring in Wilsonville. It is designed with 7 individual trainings that build and connect to one another, so you can sign up for them all at once or just pop in for one.

Each training is 2 hours of Set 2 Oregon Registry Credits in various Core Knowledge Categories (CKCs). You can Register Now to attend all 7 for only $200 or contact Susan Zundel if you are interested in applying for a scholarship. Register Here

January 11th – Staff Development- Building a Stronger Team – $30
January 25th – Planning and Goal Setting for School Age Program Coordinators – $30
February 8th – School Day Collaboration for Afterschool Programs – $30
February 22nd – Family Engagement through Authentic Relationship – $30
March 8th – Forming Community Partnerships in School Age Programs – $30
March 22nd – Using Data for Quality Improvement in School Age Programs – $30
April 5th – Professionalism in Afterschool – $20

CryptoClub Training

January 20th 9am-5pm in Wilsonville Register Now for only $25
February 10th at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Register 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 Training

Friday January 26th 9am-12pm
Register Now for FREE

webbuildingThis training will prepare participants to use curriculum and resources offered online for free. Participants will learn the keys to helping youth understand and responsibly use the web and all it has to offer. Facilitators will learn about Digital Badges, how to award them and how to help students share their experiences with potential schools and employers.

Service to Careers Pilot Project

February 16th in Wilsonville from 9am-12pm

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OregonASK is starting a pilot using the middle school geared, Youth Voice lead curriculum that guides participants on a journey of service learning while building career awareness and connecting with local workforce partners. Programs who take part in our training for Service to Careers, will have access to:

  • Ongoing technical assistance from OregonASK Master Trainers
  • Facilitated Connections to Regional Workforce Investment Boards
  • Tools & resources developed specifically for documenting the process with youth
  • Facilitated webinars with peers working in other communities

Science Action Club: Cloud Quest

January 5th in Wilsonville
January 13th in Eugene 

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Designed by the California Academy of Sciences, Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time. Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in SAC use citizen science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to protect our planet. SAC’s Clouds unit also includes, climate, weather and how youth can participate as citizen scientists to track them all! It is designed to spark curiosity and wonder, build scientific skills, and help youth develop STEM identities.

Computer Science Fundamentals

OregonASK Master Trainer, Susan Hamann, attended the Code.org Facilitation Summit in New Orleans in May in order to become a Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator. This means that Susan is certified by Code.org to train educators on using the CS Fundamentals curriculum in their classrooms and afterschool programs.

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. Contact Susan at susan.hamann@oregonask.org to find out when her next Code.org workshop is happening.

Web Literacy Pilot


OregonASK will be starting a year long Mozilla Web Literacy pilot this August. The pilot will consist of three trainings from August 2017 to March 2018. Each training will go over new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth, including 21st Century Skills outlined by Mozilla, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science.

Please register to participate in this set of in-person trainings, August 11th, November 11th and March 9th. The educator training pilot will also include webinar refresher training and coaching throughout the year.

For more information email rachel.kessler@oregonask.org

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