As an effort to support Oregon K-12 audiences amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, OSU Precollege Programs align with the Oregon Department of Education's new 2020-21 Comprehensive Distance Learning Guidance by designing and offering distance learning opportunities for our K-12 audiences, professional development for teachers, and sharing various educational sources to support youth activities and continued learning at home.

SMILE Virtual Teacher Workshop

For over 30 years, the SMILE Program has offered professional development for K-12 educators through workshops held two-three times a year. Lessons and supplies are provided free to each participant and cover STEM content based on curricular materials developed by Precollege Programs broader impacts professionals in collaboration with researchers and partners. This August, PCP  and SMILE will offer its first virtual teacher workshop, sharing further STEM curriculum and providing a virtual networking space for teachers to continue building community and discuss distance learning in their school districts.


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Virtual Professional Development

Last Spring, Precollege Programs offered the first series of FREE virtual professional development and learning experiences for K-12 educators. Stay tuned for what is coming up in the Fall. Virtual lessons provide opportunities for distance learning adaptations and cover STEM content based on curricular materials developed by Precollege Programs in collaboration with researchers and other internal and external partners.


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iINVENT Virtual Summer Camps

iINVENT is a FREE virtual summer camp designed for rural Oregon youth. OSU college students work as invention mentors guiding youth in creating something that enhances the quality of life of someone else.  Youth select users for invention projects, meet new friends, and gain access to exclusive engineering design challenges and college connection events provided by an official Oregon State University course webpage. Youth become inventors! 


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Virtual College Connections

OSU Precollege Programs offers two ways in which students can connect with OSU virtually: Campus Field Trips & Beaver Hangouts. These programs help to encourage youth to pursue a higher education and help to provide equal opportunity in post-secondary access.


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Educational Resources For Families, Teachers, & Students

In an effort to support Oregon families and teachers sheltering in place during this COVID-19 pandemic, OSU Precollege Programs will continue to share links to educational resources. We are compiling a list of free learning resources from various educational sources to support youth K-12 activities at home and continued learning.


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