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American Electronics Association (Oregon Council). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.aeanet.org/AeACouncils/ORCouncilStart.asp.
AeA Oregon Council. AeA, founded in 1943, is a nationwide trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry and is dedicated solely to helping our 2500 members' top line and bottom line.
Associates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (AWSAEM). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.awsem.com/.
History: Begun in 1994 as a project of the Saturday Academy in Portland, Oregon, Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, or AWSEM, brings together parents, educators and women professionals in science-related fields to kindle and support young women's interest in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (SEMT).
Association for Computer Professionals in Education. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.acpenw.org/.
ACPE has served the educational community since 1965. ACPE provides a forum for educational information system professionals at all levels (Pre-K through Post-secondary) to share knowledge on current and emerging trends and technologies and their potential impact on network and computer services in education; to promote general recognition of the role computer professionals have in educational institutions; and to encourage appropriate use of information technology for the improvement of education. ACPE is a affiliate of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. ACPE's target audience is located in the states of Oregon and Washington.
Columbia Education Center Portland, Oregon. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.col-ed.org/index.html Quoting from the Website:
The Columbia Education Center (CEC) is a private educational service organization based in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing specialized services and resources to schools and education-related agencies, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest. CEC is an Oregon non-profit organization and has been granted IRS not-for-profit status (#23-7448442).
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.cosa.k12.or.us/. Quoting from the Website:
The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators represents more than 2,000 member school administrators throughout Oregon. These are the leaders of Oregon's public schools and educational service districts.
Cool School. Cyber Oregon Online. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.coolschool.k12.or.us/ Quoting from the Website:
CyberSisters. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.cyber-sisters.org/.
CyberSisters is a collaborative mentoring program bringing teachers, college mentors, middle school girls and gender equity leaders together. Quoting from the website:
Educational Service Districts. Accessed 11/14/05: http://www.open.k12.or.us/oaesd/openesd2.html.
English, baby! Accessed 1/13/05: http://www.englishbaby.com.
This is a company located in Oregon and started by three University of Oregon graduates. Quoting from the Website:
Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oregonetic.org/.
Oregon's ETIC was established in 1997 by the Oregon Legislature through SB504 to establish criteria and measurements that will be used for determining investments made from the Oregon Engineering Education Investment Fund. Quoting from the Website:
Intel. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.intel.com/education/.
Intel has major corporate facilities in Oregon. Go to the Website listed above and use the search box (upper right corner) to search on Oregon.
International Society for Technology in Education. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.iste.org/.
The ISTE offices are located in Eugene, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Quoting from the Website:
International Technology Education Association (ITEA) . Accessed11/13/05: http://www.iteaconnect.org/index.html. Quoting from the Website:
The International Technology Education Association is the largest professional educational association, principle voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world in over 45 countries with the primary membership in North America.
Lane County Educational Service District (ESD) Technology & Learning Support services. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.lane.k12.or.us/insttech/
Lynn Lary is the instructional technology specialist at Lane ESD. This Website contains links to a number of valuable resources for teachers.
Leahy's Class. Beaverton, Oregon 4th grade. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.beavton.k12.or.us/
Metropolitan Area Computer Education Professionals. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=+site:www.riverdale.k12.or.us+MACEP
MACEP exists for the purpose of promoting and providing for the sharing of information, resources, leadership, and enthusiasm relative to the positive use of technology in education. The Website and Distribution List serve people in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.nwacc.org/. Quoting from the Website:
The NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium comprises thirty colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. Founded in 1987, NWACC's mission is to foster communication and collaboration among its member institutions on the development and use of advanced technology for instruction, research, and administrative operations.
Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies [Online]. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.nwcet.org/. Quoting from the Website:
"Revitalizing IT Education"
The National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET) is an NSF Advanced Technology Education Center in Information Technology located at Bellevue Community College, in Bellevue, Washington.
Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.ncce.org/.
The Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) supports and advances the use of educational technology in the Pacific Northwes. NCCE is an Organization Affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education.
Northwest Educational Technology Consortium. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.netc.org.
The mission of the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium is to provide professional development opportunities, access to technical assistance, and support for collegial interaction that allow and encourage educators throughout our region, and especially in K-12 schools, to become informed and fearless users of technology.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.nwrel.org/. Quoting from the Website:
The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
What is the Oregon Access Network?
Oregon Career Information System (ORCIS). Accessed 11/13/05: http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/.
The CIS elementary career awareness program is designed to teach children in elementary grades about the world of work. Career Trek broadens student career awareness. It's components are easily integrated into existing curriculum, or they can be used to extend career-related learning.
Oregon Center for Advanced Technology Education. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.consistentimage.com/ocate/about.htm. Quoting from the Wewbsite:
Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Education (OCEPT). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.mth.pdx.edu/OCEPT/.
OCEPT is a statewide collaboration of institutions of higher education dedicated to strengthening the math and science preparation of future teachers and encouraging greater involvement of underrepresented groups in the teaching profession. College science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) faculty are developing effective learning opportunities for future teachers. Model programs to recruit, encourage, and support outstanding prospective K-12 teachers of mathematics and science are being developed. Funding for this project is from a $5 million 1997-2002 grant.
Oregon Content Standards & Technology [Online]. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/edtech/faq.aspx.
Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.octm.org/.
The mission of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to promote a comprehensive math education community and to support educators in implementing the vision of the standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Oregon Council of Computer Chairs. Accessed 11/13/05: http://cs.bmcc.cc.or.us/occc/.
This is an organization of the Chairs of Computing in the Community Colleges in Oregon. Its goal is the promotion and coordination of computer curriculum among the community colleges and four year colleges/universities in Oregon. Quoting from the Website:The purpose of this web site is to provide a means for sharing information among members of the OCCC and other interested parties. Although the OCCC is primarily concerned with computer related course offerings, programs, and degrees at public community colleges in Oregon, our membership also includes representatives from the Oregon public universites.
Oregon Education Association (OEA) [Online]. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oregoned.org/oea/. Quoting from the Website:
The Oregon Education Association mission works to assure quality public education for every student in Oregon by providing a strong, positive voice for school employees. OEA has five goals for assuring quality public education: to promote educational excellence for all students and be a leader in establishing and evaluating decisions on education issues; to build support for public education and education employees; to secure and expand personal, professional, legal and human rights for all school employees; to help members achieve professional excellence and meet the demands and stresses of their jobs; and to pursue organizational excellence, including systematic communications with members and involvement of members in decision-making.
Oregon Educational Media Association. Accessed 11/14/05: http://www.OEMA.net/.
Our mission is to provide progressive leadership to ensure that Oregon students and educators are effective users of ideas and information, and to pursue excellence in school library media programs by:
Oregon Educational Technology Consortium. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oetc.org/. Quoting from the Website:
The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is dedicated to providing lowest-cost purchasing programs, professional development, and influence dedicated to the integration of technology in education.
Oregon Geographic Alliance. Accessed 11/13/05: http://geog.pdx.edu/oga/. Quoting from the Website:
Alliance Mission: To increase public awareness of the importance of geographic education. To increase the emphasis on geography in grades K-12. To improve geographic teaching methods and materials.
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology: Computer Science and Technology. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.gradprofiles.com/oregongrad.html. Quoting from the Website:
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering integrates the science of computation with the engineering skills needed to build systems that provide real solutions. CSE's goal is to give its students the knowledge and intellectual discipline needed to be innovators and leaders within their professional communities.
Oregon Math Education Council (OMEC). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.omec.org/. Quoting from the Website:
It is the purpose of the Oregon Mathematics Education Council (OMEC) to propose, through intersegmental collaboration and deliberation, recommendations to improve the learning environment for mathematics in Oregon schools at all levels, early childhood through college, and to sponsor activities and proposals to enhance the preservice and inservice training of teachers, classroom instruction, and articulation of the curriculum at all levels.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.omsi.edu/. Quoting from the Website:
Founded in 1944 and one of the nation's top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the "WOW!" in science for the kid in each of us. Five exhibit halls and eight science labs offer 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. OMSI's multi-attraction complex features a big screen OMNIMAX® Theater, the Northwest's largest planetarium, and the USS Blueback, the last fast-attack, diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy and after serving for 31 years, the last of its kind to be decommissioned.
Oregon Network Education. Accessed 11/13/05: http://oregonone.org/ORmap.htm. Quoting from the Website:
Oregon Online Leaders Group (OOLG). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.skonline.org/support/oolg/default.htm. Website was last updated July 16, 2004.
The following information about the May 5, 2001 OOLG conference provides a quick overview of the purpose of the group. This is quoted from their Website.Multiple endeavors are under way in K-12 districts throughout Oregon and southwest Washington to design and deliver online instruction. If you are involved in these efforts, or considering the possibilities, you will be interested in this one-day gathering in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Oregon PTA. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oregonpta.org/. Quoting from the Website:
Oregon Pre-engineering and Applied Science Strategic Planning Summit. Accessed 11/13/05: http://opas.ous.edu/link.htm. The Website contaains links top a large number of organizations in Oreogn. Quoting from the Website:
Oregon Public Education Network (OPEN). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.open.k12.or.us/.
Oregon Public Education Network was founded as a grass roots effort and formalized as an Oregon Associated Education Service District-sponsored (OAESD) project in 1995. OPEN's mission is to enable all of Oregon's K-12 schools to participate in a coordinated information network. And to establish ongoing web-based curriculum development and professional development resources for teaching and learning through the OPEN Web site. OPEN builds on successful regional networks to offer a wide range of networks and educational services targeted for Oregon students and educators.
Oregon Research Institute. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.ori.org/.
We are researchers using behavioral science to make the world a better place. ORI is an independent behavioral science research center established as a corporation in Eugene, Oregon, in 1960.
Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program. Accessed 12/3/01: http://www.ortop.org/. Quoting from the Website:
The FIRST LEGO League Oregon Tournament was held on December 1, 2001 at Wilsonville High School. By 2005 the event had grown so that the organizers scheduled 16 local tournaments.
Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/. Quoting from the Website:
OSLIS is a gateway to the Internet designed for Oregon students and teachers while maintaining the school library at the heart of student research. OSLIS was established and has operated since 1998 with a variety of partners.
Oregon School Improvement (LSI) Listserv [Online[. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.openc.k12.or.us/jitt/stw.html.
Here is some helpful information about a unique resource that many people are finding to be a great tool--the Oregon School Improvement Listserv. This listserv was originated in 1996 to provide a FREE, quick and easy medium for communication, information exchange and support among those interested in school-to-work and other school improvement issues and topics. It has recently been re-named as the Oregon School Improvement Listserv in an attempt to be a bit more inclusive and broader in appeal.
Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oregonscience.org/.
Oregon Technology Access Program. Accessed 11/13/00: http://www.douglasesd.k12.or.us/otap/.
The Oregon Technology Access Program provides information, training and referral regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities, birth to 21 years of age. The program is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
Pacific Software Research Center. Accessed 11/13/05 http://www.cse.ogi.edu/PacSoft/.
The Pacific Software Research Center is a software research organization consisting of faculty, professional staff, post-doctoral associates and graduate students at Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology. The Center promotes collaborative research focused on the development of innovative methods to solve software problems. A key emphasis is the transition of technology from the academic community to industrial and government organizations through partnerships and joint projects.
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3). Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.pt3.org/.
A number of the PT3 grants have been received by Oregon groups since the program began in 1999:
The Professional Library is a resource for the educational and research needs of Portland Public Schools' staff, containing a wide variety of material to support and enhance the broad interdisciplinary needs of all staff.
Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System. Accessed: 11/13/05: http://pass.ous.edu/.
The Oregon University System (OUS) has adopted new admission requirements for students to be admitted to Oregon's public universities. These new requirements will be phased in beginning with the fall term of 2001.
Responsible Netizen. Accessed 11/13/05: http://responsiblenetizen.org/.
The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has been established to provide outreach services addressing issues of the safe and responsible use of the Internet. Our goal is to provide guidance to parents, educators, librarians, policy-makers, and others regarding effective, empowerment strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-control to use the Internet and other information technologies in a safe and responsible manner.
Sabin Skills Center. Accessed 11/13/05: http://sabin.nclack.k12.or.us/. Quoting from the Website:
Salem-Kaiser (SK) Online. Salem, Oregon. Accessed 11/13/05: http://skonline.salkeiz.k12.or.us/. Quoting the Website:
SK Online is an alternative program centrally delivering web-based curriculum to students living in the Salem-Keizer Public School District (24-J) as well to students in Oregon and beyond. Our purpose is to provide online learning 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any school-aged student who needs acceleration or remediation, is credit deficient, has scheduling conflicts at his/her regular school, medical considerations, has limited English-language skills or is home schooled.
Saturday Academy, Oregon State University. Accessed 11/13/05: http://osu.orst.edu/precollege/academy/. Quoting from the Website:
Saturday Academy is dedicated to providing the practical, hands-on, intellectual learning experiences that young people increasingly require to succeed in todays world. Our organization is founded on the firm belief that students benefit from forms of education that go beyond conventional classroom instruction. We create meaningful and challenging experiences for inquiring young minds, by placing students in direct contact with accomplished and successful professionals in the students own community, and by giving them the opportunity to investigate real-life problems and issues.
Science Factory, Eugene, Oregon. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.sciencefactory.org/
Society for Technical Communication (STC). Accessed 11/13/05 http://www.stc.org/.
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 18,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it. There are three Chapters in Oregon:
Software Association of Oregon. Accessed 11/13/05: http://sao.org.
Formed in 1989, the Software Association of Oregon (SAO) fosters an environment that fuels the explosive growth of Oregon's software industry. Our members enjoy exceptional networking and educational opportunities, critical workforce development programs, and valuable company benefits.
South Salem High School: Computer Science Fair. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/NewsHighlights/2005/10-05TechFair/
The Fair is an all-day program, featuring a host of student led workshops, involving a wide range of technology subjects. It is free to students and their parents. In addition, it offers a chance to meet college representatives, as well as a panel of industry experts to discuss career options, and methods used in hiring prospective employees.
Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) [Online]. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.oregonstrut.org/.
Students Recycling Used Technology. StRUT is a program incorporated into schools where students take donated computers and computer components and upgrade them for the use in schools.
Telemedicine Research Center (TRC). Accessed 11/13/05: http://trc.telemed.org/.
Telemedicine Research Center is a non-profit public service research organization located in Portland, Oregon.
Vernier Software and Technology. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.vernier.com/index.html. Vernier is a "home grown" Oregon company focusing on Microcomputer-based Laboratory in science education. Quoting from the Website:
Worksite 21. Accessed 11/13/05: http://www.worksite21.org/.