Hood River Workshop for FIRST LEGO League Coaches Sept 9

We are bringing Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) back to the Gorge for our annual training for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Coaches. This FREE one-day workshop will be Saturday, Sept 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hood River Extension (2990 Experiment Station Dr, Hood River). The workshop includes:

  • Introduction to FIRST LEGO League: Learn the basics of getting started in FIRST LEGO League, hands-on building an EV3 robot and learn some basic programming.
  • Coaching and Mentoring Techniques: Focus on specific parts of the FIRST LEGO League program – Robot Game, Project and Core Values, best practices for being a coach/mentor, continue to learn to program using the EV3 robot.
  • Robot Techniques: Focus on learning important programming and mechanical design techniques to teach skills to your team.

Click here to register today! 

Computer Sci Course in Bend for Educators

Sharing from the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association:

Computer Science Principles Course
The AP Institute of the Cascades

August 15-18 in Bend, OR

Learn how to effectively teach the new AP® Computer Science Principles course. This course will give your students a broad background in computer science including programming, algorithms, abstractions, data and the workings of the Internet. Continue reading

Community STEM Events June 2 & 3

Two of our Gorge communities are organizing events to showcase the awesome science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) education opportunities. With information, fun and hands-on activities for the kids, don’t miss these! Both groups are also still seeking presenters.

  • Hood River Valley STEM Fair: June 2, 5-7pm, downtown Hood River as part of First Friday. Organized by Hood River Valley High School students. Details in their Facebook event here.
  • White Salmon Valley Schools STEAM Expo: June 3, 9am to 10:30am Jr. FLL Expo, 12:30 -6pm Student and Community Expo, all at Whitson Elementary in White Salmon. Organized by Whitson Elementary. View the flyer here for presenter opportunities.

Seeking Students Interested in Flight

Hood River Soaring is a non-profit to promote the art and science of soaring by making the sport more accessible to all, including special outreach to youth. Program organizers are seeking students ages 12-26 interested in learning to fly. They have a unique work-study program with funds available to help youth cover the fees associated with flying. Learn more here or contact Mark Stanfield today.