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  • Creating links
    Creating links
    Creating links State leaders seek to promote partnership between education, business Leaders from around Oregon gathered recently to discuss how business and education representatives are partnering to advance opportunities for underserved youth in the areas of career and technical education and STEAM thinking. The Oregon Community Foundation, the...
  • Celebrate and inspire
    Celebrate and inspire
    Celebrate and inspire Manufacturing Month a chance to reach next generation of employees Oct. 4 is National Manufacturing Day, but at Douglas County Partners for Student Success, we’re going to spend the whole month celebrating modern manufacturing careers. Following on the heels of September’s Southern Oregon Trades and...
  • 'Empower the Possible'
    ‘Empower the Possible’
    ‘Empower the Possible’ Students come face to face with trades, other professions at expo For Bureau of Land Management forester Shaun Harkins, the chance to expose youth to possible careers in natural resources is also an opportunity to pass on the importance of land stewardship. Harkins grew up...
  • Enhancing STEAM teaching
    Enhancing STEAM teaching
    Enhancing STEAM teaching Summer STEAM Institute draws educators looking to engage students through STEAM Thinking Teachers are always looking for new ways to keep their students engaged in the classroom. And that means educators must continue learning throughout their careers. Dozens of Douglas County teachers participated in this...
  • STEAM comes to the fair
    STEAM comes to the fair
    STEAM comes to the fair Youngsters take a break from funnel cakes to develop critical thinking skills With a range of interactive games and activities set up at August’s Douglas County Fair, Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub helped make sure local students had opportunities to put their STEAM thinking...
  • 'STEAM Thinking for ALL!'
    ‘STEAM Thinking for ALL!’
    ‘STEAM Thinking for ALL!’ Sessions to teach educators how to expand STEAM thinking From argument-driven inquiry to zSpace technology, this year’s summer STEAM Institute offers a variety of professional development opportunities for Douglas County educators. The institute will be Aug. 12-15 at Umpqua Community College and will feature...
  • Summer camps blast off
    Summer camps blast off
    Summer camps blast off Expanding Horizons sessions promote STEAM thinking, CTE The wheels were turning, the sparks were flying and the rockets were blasting off. The first round of Expanding Horizons Career and Technical Education and STEAM summer camps drew dozens of Douglas County students in mid-June, with...
  • Open doors to bright futures
    Open doors to bright futures
    Open doors to bright futures DCPSS seeks AmeriCorps members to work with youth Douglas County Partners for Student Success is looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of youth and the vitality of a community as a mentor connecting kids to exciting...