Upcoming Professional Development

Save the Date: April 17th & 18th Mind the Gap Spring Conference

Mark your calendars to join us at Linn Benton Community college for this year’s spring conference, another joint venture with OregonASK & Oregon Association for Education of Young Children, focusing on the Gaps in Summer Learning Opportunities. The presenter application will be opening soon.


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!

Join OregonASK and Julie Rogers Bascom, a Service Learning Specialist from the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), for a webinar on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.  The webinar will kick off at 10:00 am PST and will cover the some of the basics of service learning, how service learning supports youth voice and provide examples of what service learning can look like!

OregonASK will be offering an hour of set 1 credit in Learning Environments & Curriculum (LEC) that program providers will be able to submit to the Oregon Registry after they’ve attended the webinar. To register for the webinar click here.

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


Leap into Science: Wind and Air

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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.


Current Training & Curricula Brochure

For a full list of available training click here for the Training Brochure or contact Helene Hancock for more information about scheduling a training for your program.


Previous Training & Cohort Opportunities

Leadership in Afterschool 2019 Program Management

Mind the Gap School Age Sessions & Spring Conference

CS Fundamentals

Web Literacy Clubs

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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.