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Striving toward collective impact

Striving toward collective impact

 Striving toward collective impact Many of us have heard the parable of the long spoons, which figures in the folklore of numerous nations and faiths. As a quick refresher, the story tells us that in hell, people are perpetually starving because they can’t use the unwieldy cutlery to

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Science as chaos: It’s a jungle out there

It’s a jungle out there The myth of the orderly scientific method hides the adventure of STEAM learning By Gwen Soderberg-Chase We humans like order. Even the most adventurous among us like to think there are some pillars of continuity in our lives, some reliable systems that give

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STEAM training gets off to rousing start

STEAM training gets off to rousing start First of three sessions has 30-plus participants enthused about teaching STEM subjects Spring-like weather made an appropriate backdrop March 7 to the first of three Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub training sessions at Umpqua Community College. The season of new beginnings is

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STEAM Hub announces second round of grants

STEAM Hub announces second round of grants Five educational projects were recently awarded mini-grants totaling $35,317 from the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub. The following applicants were selected: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley — $11,889 for summer STEAM camp opportunities including purchase of kits for elementary

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