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:STEM In Afterschool


Lynn Kneeland 


Saturday November 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT

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Chemeketa Community College - Bldg 6, Auditorium 
4000 Lancaster Drive Northeast
Salem, OR 97309

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November 3, 2012

Chemeketa Community College - Bldg. 6 Auditorium
4000 Lancaster Dr.
Salem, Oregon 97309

Registration is Now Open!!!

This is Oregon Afterschool for Kid's fourth year convening Oregon's afterschool  professionals. As a collaboration of public and private organizations and community members, we are thrilled to host this annual conference to afterschool professionals working in child care, recreation, education, youth development and specialized content areas. The numbers in attendance have risen steadily, with last year's attendance of content specialists, front line staff and program directors topping 250. This year we are hoping to include 350 people. 

This year, our conference focus is on STEM in Afterschool.

What's STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering and Math taught together and working together so that students can see the interconnections and practice applying what they learn to problems and projects with no one right answer.

Our keynote presenter is Dr.Anita KrishnamurthiAnita Krishnathurthi from Washington DC, from the   Afterschool Alliance, where she is the Director of STEM Policy. She leads the Alliance's efforts to advance policies, research and partnerships so children and youth have rich STEM education experiences in their afterschool programs. Anita is an astronomer by training and has been deeply involved in science education and outreach to a wide variety of audiences for the past decade in a range of roles.  As a scientist, she personally feels the urgency of expanding STEM learning opportunities and providing equitable access for a diverse group of children and youth. She strongly believes that afterschool programs play a critically important role in reforming STEM education and that they must be treated as strategic partners in STEM education.

2012 Workshop Topics:

  • The Adolescent Brain- How It Works and How We Can Work With It
  • An Intentional Approach to Positive Youth Development in Youth Programming
  • Hand-on Science 101
  • Sustainability in Afterschool - Creating your Plan
  • Volunteer Management
  • P.O.E.T.R.Y. in Motion
  • Engaging Students in STEM subjects through FIRST Robotics programs 
  • So Now What? (You have the technology, what do you do with it?)
  • and More!

Click here to see the full Conference Brochure!
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Betty Gray Scholarship Fund 

This year's scholarship process is a little different from past years.
Please read the following detailsgirl blowing bubbles closely.

You MUST be at Step 3 or higher on the Oregon Registry and work for an Oregon Child Care Division licensed (Certified or Registered) program and be accepted into the scholarship program to be eligible for a scholarship for this conference. Click for the Application for Community Based Training* Scholarship Support. You must submit this application and be approved to recieve a scholarship. 

For more information on The Registry and scholarships, call: The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education; 503-725-8535 or toll free 1-877-725-8535 or Email: occdscholarship@pdx.eduYou can also visit their website at: www.centerline.pdx.edu. Click on Oregon Statewide Scholarship Program for more information about the scholarship process.

Once you are approved and receive your scholarship eligibility letter, you can request a registration scholarship of $35.

Please send a copy of your eligibility letter to OregonASK:
PO Box 2826, Salem, Oregon 97308 
Or scan and email to lynn.kneeland@oregonask.org. 
You are responsible to pay the remaining balance of your total fees.

Please do not register before you've sent your scholarship letter to us and have received confirmation. We will be working diligently to keep the turn around time as short as possible and appreciate your patience! Thank you!

Cost Breakdown after Scholarship:

OASK/NAA Member: $49 - $35 scholarship = $14 balance 
Non-members: $69 - $35 scholarship =  $34 balance

For more information on becoming a member of OregonASK/NAA - click here!

Register Now!

Registering more than a couple of people? Please call Lynn at 503-689-1656, or email lynn.kneeland@oregonask.org for more information about streamlining the process!

Note to Presenters: You will have the option of selecting "Presenter" and will receive complimentary attendance.