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  • A parade of trades
    A parade of trades
    A parade of trades Students from three counties explore career options at Canyonville expo More than 60 exhibitors converged with about 800 students for the Sept. 28 Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo, an indoor-outdoor gathering designed to introduce teens to job options in numerous skilled trades industries. Students […]...
  • Connecting the dots
    Connecting the dots
    Connecting the dots Educators, families and businesses familiar with our message know that Douglas County Partners for Student Success and the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub have been spreading the word about the numerous paths that can lead youth to high-demand, high-wage jobs. As the 2017-18 academic year continues, […]...
  • Catching the STEAM Express
    Catching the STEAM Express
    Catching the STEAM express  Monthly work group builds momentum in county’s education goals Robots and robotics are everywhere in STEAM education, it seems. We know kids like them. But how can educators tie robotics to class curriculum, as opposed to watching students operate the controls to send robots […]...
  • 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? […]...