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  • 'Rock' this new Facebook Group
    ‘Rock’ this new Facebook Group
    ‘Rock’ this new Facebook Group CTE and STEAM advocates invited to join forum Do you “Wanna Rock”? As highlighted in Facebook’s Super Bowl ad this year, Facebook groups have become quite ubiquitous and specialized. The ad, backed by the Twisted Sister tune “I Wanna Rock,” featured groups ranging...
  • Prime time STEAM time
    Prime time STEAM time
    4th Annual STEAM Extravaganza coming to UCC The 2020 STEAM Extravaganza at Umpqua Community College is scheduled for May 16 and will once again feature a variety of fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub invites the community to explore and play during the FREE...
  • Connecting the dots
    Connecting the dots
    Connecting the dots New DCPSS tool aims to help students find paths to success Douglas County Partners for Student Success is working to create several resources to support students in their efforts to plan for successful futures after high school. One of the tools we’ve developed as part...
  • Intergalactic career exploration
    Intergalactic career exploration
    Intergalactic career exploration Lincoln Middle School students explore the space abyss Houston Oakland had a problem, and solved it. From their classroom in Lincoln Middle School, science students explored and studied one of the biggest mysteries in the galaxy: black holes.  Nicholas Krissie’s eighth-grade science class worked with...
  • Sharing skills, inspiration
    Sharing skills, inspiration
    Sharing skills, inspiration RHS students teach youngsters about robotics Students hovered around their group tables, hunched over bins full of tiny wheels, plastic connectors, switches, levers and dozens of other bits and pieces. The Fullerton IV fourth-graders excitedly shared their ideas on how to put all the pieces...
  • 'Check out' STEAM learning
    ‘Check out’ STEAM learning
    ‘Check out’ STEAM learning Libraries join efforts to encourage STEAM thinking Youth were recently invited to “light up a turkey’s eyes” using copper tape, LED lights and batteries at the Riddle City Library. In Sutherlin, at the C. Giles Hunt Memorial Public Library, robot building blocks have appeared...
  • Eyes on the future
    Eyes on the future
    Eyes on the future WOW Week connects classrooms to industry It’s time to WOW students around Douglas County with upcoming virtual tours of local and regional businesses and organizations looking to spread the word on potential careers paths for students. Douglas County Partners for Student Success is partnering...
  • Solving with STEAM
    Solving with STEAM
    Solving with STEAM Video contest invites students to think creatively about sustainability Students in Douglas County have the opportunity to compete and innovate with their peers around the globe in the World of 7 Billion video contest, which encourages the use of STEAM thinking to find solutions to...