Education Matters!

Summer Institute

The STEAM Summer Institute offered a menu of different professional development workshops for educators to learn about STEAM education opportunities, make connections with resources, and plan STEAM activities to use in their own setting during the year. The 2018 STEAM Summer Institute is scheduled for the week of August 13-17.

Look for more updates about the Institute coming this spring!

Workshops took place on campus at Umpqua Community College in Wayne Crooch Hall (WCH), with the exception of the GLOBE Workshops on Tuesday, August 15, and the morning session of ArcGIS on Thursday, August 17, which occurred at Tri-City Elementary computer lab and on site at Alder Creek Community Forest in Canyonville.

Here are the workshops offered at last summer’s STEAM Institute:

Let’s Explore Oregon! The Oregon Explorer Digital Library

Introduction to Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning – Project Slice/Planning

Oregon Connections: A web-based system to connect educators with professionals and industry

Supplement Common Core Math with Games for K-8

GLOBE: A Collaborative K-12 Online Field Science Curriculum, 2 Sessions

Stream Simulator: Use it with your students!

Next Generation Science Standards: Lesson Studies

Growth Mindset in STEAM Education

Basic Astronomy and Stargazing at the UCC Observatory

Family STEAM Nights (P-8)

Telling Science Stories with Maps: Spatial Data and ArcGIS Online, 3 Sessions

Resource Lending Library: Tools and how to use them

STEAM in Early Childhood

4-H Extension: STEAM Learning and Resources

Integrating the Arts in STEM

IRIS: How to use video coaching to improve your practice

Read course descriptions here.