The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub is committed to providing support for our community, especially children and families, to be engaged in quality STEAM learning experiences. In general, quality STEAM activities promote what we call STEAM Thinking. People are engaged in real world problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, inquiry, and creative innovation driven by questions such as….
- What would happen if……?
- How do you think it works?
- What would you do differently?
- I wonder why……
- Imagine if….
- What did you notice?
- What do you think will happen?
- What have you learned?
- How is this like….?
- What problem are you trying to solve?
- How might you test your thinking?
- What patterns did you notice?
- What details are most important?
- What new ideas do you now have?
Sometimes we think about STEAM learning in terms of the disciplines the letters represent. But if we assume learning within any of the disciplines is STEAM learning, we may be short-changing our understanding of what STEAM education is really intended to be about. The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub is working to create a continuously growing set of resources and ideas that will help us develop students as thinkers, doers and designers.
How to Contact Us
We are located on the UCC campus between the Community Workforce Training building and Wayne Crooch Hall. Our building is a lovely hexagonal yurt with the STEAM Hub sign right by the front window.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.dcpss.org and www.brightfuturesumpqua.com
Umpqua Valley Resource Library: www.umpquasteamhub.org