CONNECTING INDUSTRY
PROFESSIONALS
TO EVERY CLASSROOM!

We make it easy for teachers to invite
industry professionals into the classroom
to bring real world relevance to learning

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Welcome to Oregon Connections

Oregon Connections is the next generation, web-based tool that makes it easy for industry professionals to connect with K-20 educators. Professionals can share their skills and expertise to bring real-world, authentic learning opportunities to all our students helping to create the next generation of innovators. Through in-person matches and virtual sessions, professionals can help students and teachers connect their classroom to the world of work. Together we can make a difference.

Featured Upcoming Live Industry Chats

What is Marketing? What are the different types of Marketing Careers?  How can I prepare for a career in Marketing?

What is Marketing? What are the different types of Marketing Careers? How can I prepare for a career in Marketing?

  • 09/25/2017 10:00 AM Eastern Time

A lively discussion about a career in Marketing. From Branding to Customer Acquisition:Strategic, Digital, Mobile. Social. Content, Creative and Lead Generation. Managing the Customer Experience. B2B and B2C.Real-world guidance from my lessons...

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Career Exploration Chat (#CareerCon2017_Day1)

Career Exploration Chat (#CareerCon2017_Day1)

  • 09/25/2017 11:00 AM Eastern Time

This will be part of a week long event called CareerCon2017, part of Texas Industries Week (September 25-29), the idea is to have sessions available to groups of 12 grade students at the location of the event and remotely at their schools.Plan to...

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#DECAATTProject Advisor Chat 1- Getting Started!

#DECAATTProject Advisor Chat 1- Getting Started!

  • 09/25/2017 03:30 PM Eastern Time

Getting Started with #DECAATTProject!!IntroductionsWelcome any new participantSpace to network with peers/exchange ideas/etc.Project overview and operationGoal of ProjectToolKitAccountabilityNeprisAT&T EventsBudgetAllotment (HS vs. MS)Request...

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Career Exploration Chat (#CareerCon2017_Day2)

Career Exploration Chat (#CareerCon2017_Day2)

  • 09/26/2017 10:00 AM Eastern Time

This will be part of a week long event called CareerCon2017, part of Texas Industries Week (September 25-29), the idea is to have sessions available to groups of 12 grade students at the location of the event and remotely at their schools.Plan to...

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In-Person Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

Job Shadow

My daughter is a high school senior and needs to complete her senior project.  Part of this project includes "shadowing" a professional in the field.  Alexis has been interested in Meteorology since the sixth grade.  She is taking...

Requested By: Angie Arends, CLACKAMAS EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICT

10/16/2017 11:00:00 AM Eastern Time

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AVID Career Exploration

AVID is an elective class that has a focus on college readiness for all students. Students work on study skills, writing, organization, and planning for their future. The class is an opportunity to introduce students, who are historically...

Requested By: Suzanne Peerenboom, FIVE OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL

10/2/2017 12:30:00 PM Eastern Time

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Climate Change

My class has been studying the political and social implications of climate change and sustainability - what are some differing perspectives on climate change? Who tends to hold which beliefs? What actions or inactions can societies take to combat or...

Requested By: Sarah Cunningham, TWALITY MIDDLE SCHOOL

10/23/2017 2:00:00 PM Eastern Time

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Using Optimization techniques in industry, engineering, business, or finance

My students have learned the basics of differential calculus -- limits, derivatives, tangent lines, extrema, and it is now time to apply their knowledge.  One classic topic that we are ready to tackle is "optimization problems.

Requested By: Jim Wiechmann, TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL

11/21/2017 11:00:00 AM Eastern Time

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