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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.

How do You Code in Afterschool?

Did you participate in the Hour of Code last week?

Tell us what you did during Computer Science Education Week to join the millions around the world who took part in the Hour of Code 2014!

What is the Hour of Code?

The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by CSEdWeek and to introduce computer programming to 10 million students and encourage them to learn programming. 

Out-of-School Time STEM Survey

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.

  • CLICK HERE to take the survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
  • If you are not a coordinator or manager of an out-of-school program, please forward THIS LINK to all out-of-school programs you may be in contact with.  We appreciate your help!

Click here for FAQS about the survey!

We will be collecting data through December. The report will be created in January of 2015, and presented to legislators in February.

2014 Oregon Afterschool Conference

Thank you to all of our volunteers and participants for making this years Oregon Afterschool Conference such a success! Check out pictures from the day HERE

For a list of available resources from the conference sessions - Click Here

NCCE 2015 Conference

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.  


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