Educators invited to register for STEAM Summer Institute

Teachers participate in last year's STEAM Summer Institute.

Aug. 2, 2018 – Our friends at Douglas County Partners for Student Success and the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub are inviting local educators to register for this year's STEAM Summer Institute. 

The Institute is a series of professional development workshops geared toward teachers who want to integrate STEAM education into their classrooms. Sessions will be held Aug. 13-16 at Umpqua Community College.

Topics will focus on a variety of science, technology, engineering and math themes, and how they can be artfully integrated. Family STEAM nights; project-based learning; teaching with Next Generation Science Standards; using Vernier tools in the classroom; using GIS mapping; STEAM and early childhood; math in real life; using Oregon Connections to promote STEAM careers; and making use of the STEAM Resource Lending Library are among the focuses of sessions offered throughout the week.

Participants can receive a $50 stipend for each half-day they attend, up to a maximum of $200. Professional development units are also available for each session. Three-hour and full-day sessions are offered.

To register and for more information, visit