Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter

Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson

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Upcoming Programs

Holiday Party

Henry's Tavern

December 7, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Henry's Tavern
10 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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School Tour

December 13, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Odyssey Middle School
Camas School District
5780 NW Pacific Rim Blvd, Camas, WA 98607

Tour of Odyssey Middle School & Sneak Peek of Discovery High School

Odyssey Middle School
Odyssey Middle School, formerly known as the Project-Based Learning MS Program, was offered to 6th and 7th grade students beginning in the fall of 2016 in the former Sharp Labs building on property purchased by the district in the summer of 2016. Now home to 6th-8th graders, the goal of the program is to prepare students for the new high school, under construction on the same site and opening in fall of 2018. Come tour the site and see how the office of the past became the learning environment of the future.

Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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Open Your Umbrella

Save the Date!

2018 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

May 2-4, 2018
Open Your Umbrella: Empowering Students Through Design
Motif Seattle
Seattle, WA

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Winner!

Jason Kim


Upcoming Chapter Events

January 17, 2018, Faubion Tour
February 7, 2018, Resiliency Event (tentative date)
March 14, 2018, Roosevelt HS Tour
April 18, 2018, Meridian Creek MS / SchoolsNEXT Competition (tentative date)
May 16, 2018, Sunset Primary School Tour, West Linn, OR

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Mentors Needed

Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen or Katrina Shum Miller for more information.