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STEAM Summer Institute planned for August

STEAM Summer Institute planned for August

Details are still taking shape, but we’d like to alert educators to an exciting professional development opportunity, taking place during a week in early to mid-August.

Dates will be announced for the STEAM Summer Institute, a smorgasbord of courses available to Douglas County educators at no charge. Curriculum is still under discussion, but is likely to include topics linked to project-based learning, Next Generation Science Standards, Vernier software and technology and IRIS, a system of evaluating teaching methods through videotaping classroom sessions. Organizers hope to be able to add pre-kindergarten courses as well.

Instructors will include local teachers fresh from a project-based learning conference in Napa, Calif.

Registration for the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub-sponsored event will be scheduled in the spring. Keep an eye open in future Partners’ Posts, the DCPSS website and our Facebook page for details.

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