Bits & Bytes – January 19, 2017



https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f26500082%2f51124598498%2f1%2foriginalEVERYONE – January 28  – Get ready for a family-friendly NERD CAMP! Kids programming will run 5:30-7:30, and will include: a magic show by Mathias: The Charming Cardist!, an introduction to all the fantastic superheroes from marginalized cultures, presented by Books with Pictures!, small group discussions about superheroes and bullying, and a concert by MEGATHRUSTER!!!!!

logo_MESD.gif TEACHERSFebruary 6th and 7th – MESD will be hosting the ODE-approved Science publishers, from 9:00am-3:00pm. In order to get an accurate count to publishers, please RSVP to Sarah Phillips by Friday, January 27th. You are welcome to bring/send teams of TOSAs, teachers, administrators!


STUDENTS and TEACHERSFebruary 9, 2017 is Oregon MESA Demo Day!  Go check it out!  Demo Day will be a venue for top MESA middle and high school student teams to present their fall inventions to community members and STEM industry professionals.

osta_logo_mic.jpgTEACHERS February 16, 2017 – Secondary Science Unconference It is worth the trek to get to slide down the Vernier office slide!  It is also an opportunity to learn from other teachers in an encouraging environment!

edcampblock2016TEACHERSFebruary 24- 26, 2017 – Join the Edcamp Foundation for a free, fun-filled weekend of connecting and empowering educators to develop professional leadership skills! All conference fees, meals and hotel rooms are provided by Edcamp Foundation. All you have to do is get yourself there!



Pixel Arts is looking for a few good volunteers!  Take a look at their Winter Survey and get involved!


1_MSFT-YS_Logo-Setup-700x466.jpg Microsoft is committed to increasing access to computer science education. Through their global YouthSpark initiative, they partner with nonprofit organizations, schools, governments and other businesses to make more computer science education courses, trainings and resources available, so you can learn the computational thinking and problem-solving skills that will help you today and in your future.


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