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  • 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...
  • A passion for science and students
    A passion for science and students
    A passion for science and students Sutherlin educator named Regional Teacher of the Year Congratulations are due to Sutherlin Middle School science teacher Janel Sorenson, who in May was named Douglas’ Regional Teacher of the Year. Sorenson’s passion for science and engaging her seventh-grade students makes her a...
  • Soaking up STEAM
    Soaking up STEAM
    Soaking up STEAM 2019 STEAM Extravaganza draws hundreds of families across Douglas County Hundreds of curious, eager children and teenagers poured onto the Umpqua Community Campus on May 18, looking to get involved in some fun, free, hands-on learning at the third annual STEAM Extravaganza. The family-friendly event...
  • Ensuring equity
    Ensuring equity
    Ensuring equity RHS team receives national honor A Roseburg High School team focused on equity in the classroom has been honored by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity for its work that resulted in a major increase in the number of female students taking welding classes. The...