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.

What is happening this Fall 2020? 

We continue our Virtual Programming offerings this Fall and added some new opportunities. Check our calendar and the various programs below designed to support families at home, educators and youth following distance education measures. We also invite faculty and other partners to share their research and work with our K-12 audiences. We hope to see YOU in one of these virtual spaces soon. 

Tuesdays between 2 and 4 PM 
[email protected] Webinars For Families and Youth
FREE
No pre-registration required
STEM activities/tours you can follow along 
Watch live on Zoom webinar link or watch the recording on-demand (see our calendar)
 

 

Wednesdays between 2 and 4 PM
Professional Development For Educators
FREE
No pre-registration required
STEM activities and lessons you can take to your classroom
Watch live on Zoom meeting link (see our calendar) 
Thursdays between 2 and 4 PM
[email protected] Webinars For Families and Youth
FREE
No pre-registration required
STEM activities/tours you can follow along 
Watch live on Zoom webinar link or watch the recording on-demand (see our calendar)

  Learn more about our virtual programming opportunities!

[email protected] Webinars For Families and Youth 

Hosted in a Zoom Webinar format, these are designed for families and youth to follow along at home as an OSU student, staff, presenter leads a STEM activity or a walk-through tour, either synchronously live or asynchronously as they watch a recording of the webinar on-demand. The webinar does not allow for videos and chat from participants, but does allow a Q&A session for presenters to answer questions families may have. Sessions are open to the public, no pre-registration need, just follow the link provided in the events calendar. Sessions may include follow-along activities and connect them to potential future careers.

 

Fall 2020 Sessions!

Virtual Professional Development For Educators

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 happening this 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.

 

Fall 2020 Sessions   See Past Sessions Here!

Virtual College Connections For Youth

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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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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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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