Our flagship program, SuperQuest, is a highly collaborative technology training series designed specifically for K–12 teachers. After school enrichment volunteers, such as OGPC and FIRST Robotics Program coaches are also encouraged to attend! Our goal is to empower educators with the skills and classroom tools to build hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms or after school activities. Our SuperQuest Summer format makes it affordable and available for educators around the state. Our goal is continue to expand the locations of SuperQuest to encourage and facilitate greater access so more teachers in Oregon have the professional development necessary to offer technology education to more students.
SuperQuest 2014 Spring Conference
Our SuperQuest 2014 Spring Conference Date has been set! Join us at Willamette University on March 15, 2014. This will be in conjunction with the Willamette Programming Contest. Teacher training courses will include: Moodle, Tech Tools for Teachers, CTE Pedagogy, Integrating Computer Science classes in the High School Curriculum, Computational Thinking & Game Design, and more! You may select your courses on the day of the event. Bring your students to the Programming Contest and join us for a day of SuperQuest! There is no cost to attend.
Daily Conference Schedule
- 8:15am-9am - Registration/Check-In & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
- 9am – Noon - Morning Training
- Noon – 1pm - Complimentary Lunch; Keynote Speaker and OCSTA Business Meeting
- 1 – 4pm - Afternoon Training
TechStart will once again offer graduate credits through Western Oregon University. Here are specifics on the credits to be offered:
- $50 per credit hour
- Each class is 18 hours = 1 grad credit = $50
- Optional Outside of Class project = 2 more hours = 20 total hours = 2 grad credits = $100
Graduate credits are not offered for one-day workshops such as the SuperQuest Spring and Fall Conferences.
April 20, 2013
Willamette University, Salem OR
June 18-20, 2014: Portland State University, Portland OR
July 23-25, 2014: Rogue Community College, Medford OR
Aug 20-22, 2014: Columbia Gorge CC, The Dalles