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.
The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by CSEdWeek and Code.org to introduce computer programming to 10 million students and encourage them to learn programming. OregonASK will be partnering with programs around the state to provide students and adults with an opportunity to explore the world of computer science through a fun and engaging Hour of Code, utilizing curriculums provided proudly by our friends at Thinkersmith.
Participating in the OregonASK/Thinkersmith HoC Program is simple! Just follow THIS LINK to see what 3 easy steps you need to follow.
Oregon Afterschool for Kids and the Afterschool Alliance are teaming up to gather data on out-of-school programs in Oregon that offer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities to school-aged children (K-12). The goal of this survey is to capture, for the first time ever, a comprehensive picture of the informal STEM learning opportunities in Oregon.
This survey is important. It will identify where out-of-school STEM opportunities exist in Oregon and where there are gaps to be filled, as well as document the needs of existing programs. The data from the survey will be compiled into a report and used to communicate with elected officials to promote the need for legislative support and increased funding for out-of-school STEM programs.
To do this, we need your help! Please participate in the survey, or pass it along. We want to collect comprehensive data that we can use with lawmakers, and to do that we need responses from as many programs as possible.
We will be collecting data through December. The report will be created in January of 2015, and presented to legislators in February.
NCCE is a professional learning organization for educators and hosts the largest education conference in the Northwest. Check out this Save the Date for next year's NCCE Conference taking place in Portland March 18-20. Come join NCCE to learn more about how they partner with educators, educational leaders, affiliates and corporations to enhance teaching and learning through their conference, professional development and resources.