Archive for October, 2013

Oregon State SMILE Program Focuses on Family Engagement

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

The SMILE Program (Science, Math, and Investigative Learning Experiences) at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon trains teachers to host SMILE Clubs in elementary, middle and high schools across the state. SMILE Clubs provide hands-on, inquiry-based science and math enrichment and college readiness experiences. At this year’s summer training institute, 45 SMILE teachers from 12 communities engaged in a Family Engineering training workshop. Family events and family engagement have always been a strong component of the SMILE program and Family Engineering will provide them with some new and innovative resources to use during their family programs.