Upcoming Professional Development


Leap into Science

September 20th Training at Beaverton City Library
11am – 3pm

Ontario Training
October 5th
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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 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, read our Project Profile or contact Bethany.Thramer@oregonask.org with questions

Web Literacy Clubs

Register HERE for August 31st Training


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.

Service to Careers

Fall Cohort Training August 24th (Online) 

OregonASK is recruiting middle school programs interested in facilitating youth-focused service learning curriculum that aligns youth employability skills with local workforce needs. The curriculum is designed as a 10 week/session program that guides youth through the process of problem solving and service. If you are interested in participating in the fall Service to Careers cohort, please contact Rachel.Kessler@oregonask.org.

CryptoClub Training


OregonASK  will be starting 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.

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.

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

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