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OregonASK is a collaboration of public and private organizations and community members which seek to address common issues and concerns across all out-of-school time services – child care, recreation, education and youth development.

Thank You to All Who Joined Us!

Many Thanks to Corey Newhouse for guiding participants and students from Umatilla in an extraordinary keynote that explored and expressed the foundations of student success in afterschool and summer! 

Thanks to our all of our Session Presenters, Table Exhibitors and wonderful Volunteers for giving your time to share resources with participants!

And Thank You to all the afterschool and summer program participants who joined us at Chemeketa Community College on Saturday for a full day of Making it Real! CLICK HERE to check out photos from Oregon Afterschool Conference 2015

Did you get a Badge for that?

With so many exciting things happening in afterschool, we are thrilled to share this recently released report on Digital Badges in Afterschool: Connecting Learning in a Connected World. Included in the report is an Oregon case study highlighting the digital badge pilots we facilitated in partnership with Concentric Sky and Oregon Center for Digital Learning. Take a look at this resource and let us know how you might use digital badges in your program!

Oregon Game Project Challenge

Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC) is excited to get ready for their ninth annual competition in which middle and high school students from across Oregon form teams in a theme-based challenge to come up with a computer game that follows that theme in creative ways.  Game creation through OGPC encompasses the entire STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus in one unified program. It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with differing strengths to work together.

The 2015-2016 season starts soon with a kickoff November 14th to announce the theme and let students start designing. Find more information HERE and stayed tuned for more details to come!

DeSTEMber is Coming

Whether you are an experienced programmer or new to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) DeSTEMber is the perfect time to up your STEM game!

Throughout the month of December, Girlstart hosts DeSTEMber- 31 days of STEM fun for the whole family. DeSTEMber will highlight various STEM-related topics with hands-on activity blogs, photos, videos as part of a month long program to drive awareness for STEM, showing kids and families that 'STEM is everywhere.' CLICK HERE to find DeSTEMber’s 31 days of STEM fun! 

 Put December 7th-11th on your calendars and get ready to code! Check out the Online Tutorials and register your Hour of Code to join the millions around the world who are demystifying code and inspiring young people!




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