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  • Partners' Post August 2017
    Partners’ Post August 2017
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  • Reach for these resources
    Reach for these resources
    Reach for these resources Here’s help for educators seeking to boost efficiency As teachers prepare for the first days of a new school year, they’ll need every tool in our community’s collective box to help prepare students for success not only for 2017-18, but also for their lives […]...
  • Smooth sailing
    Smooth sailing
    Making waves STEAM Summer Institute launches successful maiden voyage  Barbed needles stabbed felt balls with controlled gusto, creating penguins, foxes, space aliens and even a carrot. The fabric creatures took shape in an Umpqua Community College classroom in mid-August during one of about two dozen courses comprising the […]...
  • Field research
    Field research
    Field research Sutherlin company hosts local students exploring job options Expanding Horizons camps organizers say they want to expose kids to potential career ideas – and, moreover, to jobs offered by local employers. It’s a “grow your own” workforce mentality that aims to boost the local economy. That […]...
  • Strong foundations
    Strong foundations
    Strong foundations North Douglas camp offers engineering challenges Seismic energy produced a variety of reactions on a summer Monday afternoon at North Douglas High School, ranging from groans and face-palms to whoops and high fives. Disappointment or joy hinged on one factor: How sturdy is your pasta/candy tower? […]...
  • Partners' Post July 2017
    Partners’ Post July 2017
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  • Follow the sun
    Follow the sun
    Follow the sun The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will soon be upon us The year 2017 may be best remembered in Oregon as the year in which we all learned how to properly use the phrase “path of totality” in a sentence. As every terrestrial is aware by […]...
  • Pass the menu
    Pass the menu
    Pass the menu Educators can thrive on courses offered at the STEAM Summer Institute It’s called the STEAM Summer Institute, but STEAM Smorgasbord would be an accurate way to describe the collection of courses taking place Aug. 14-18, mostly at Umpqua Community College. That’s true for two reasons. […]...