Mythos Challenge

Mythos Challenge is an annual Youth-Led Storytelling and Gaming Project in Oregon.
In the Mythos Challenge, youth are invited to create a digital interactive story, analog or digital game, or a mobile app inspired by a special exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. Winning entries are played at the Museum and are eligible for awards. Registration for our second year of remixing stories and game creation begins January 15, 2016.

The Mythos  Challenge is a collaboration of  12 community partners and endorsers, and is organized by the Mythos Youth Council, Pixel Arts Game Education, and the Portland Art Museum.

Please read the attached teacher letter as well. Between February and April 2016, Pixel Arts Game Education will lead 3 online workshops in the free and easy‐to‐use Twine and Scratch digital storytelling and gaming platforms.
2016 Mythos Challenge Teacher Announcement

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

What is the Verizon Innovative App Challenge?http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/

The App Challenge is a nationwide contest for middle- and high-school-aged students that challenges them to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community. It’s a unique, hands-on learning program that teaches collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and entrepreneurship, as well as STEM skills and coding. Its aim is to equip students with skills needed to succeed in the jobs of the future, delivering to students the promise of a brighter future.

 

TechStart Programs

TechStart trains K-12 teachers in relevant technology topics and provide hands-on, educational experiences for students in and outside the classroom. TechStart offers the following programs:

SuperQuest

Our flagship K-12 teacher technology professional development series equips teachers with the skills and tools to develop hands-on technology lessons for the classroom and after school activities.

Oregon Game Project Challenge

Oregon’s only state-wide game programming competition introduces middle and high school students to computer programming while educating them in science and current events and encouraging teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Willamette University-TechStart Programming Contest

We co-host a programming contest with Willamette University to deepen computer science knowledge among advanced and novice high school students.

Oregon Student Technologist of the Year

TechStart in partnership with industry sponsors provides the Oregon Student Technologist of the Year Award. The goal of this award is to help bring Oregon students’ attention to the possibilities inherent in technology.

Oregon Technology Educator of the Year

TechStart values the contributions of all educators, so we are pleased to continue our annual tradition of highlighting the work and contributions of one Oregon K-12 teacher through the Technology Educator of the Year award.

Exploring Computer Science

With support from Oregon ETIC, TechStart intends to increase the number of high school students that aspire to major in computer science (CS) during post-secondary education by recruiting seven pilot schools to adopt the full year class offering of Exploring Computer Science.

Doodle 4 Google

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations …

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “My Best Day Ever…” One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school along with some other cool prizes!

Follow this link for more information: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/