Workshops, Institutes, and Programs

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Outdoor School Workshops will start with ODS in the title.

Other Workshops and Programs

Coming Soon! Project Learning Tree and STEAM! 

STEAM and PLT are coming to the Umpqua Valley STEAM Summer Institute. One of the sessions offered during the weeklong STEAM event will be a daylong PLT workshop. 

The STEAM Summer Institute schedule is not yet final. Please see the information below and check this link for all updates and what will be offered.  http://www.dcpss.org/summerinstitute/

Workshop name: The Web of Lif in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Workshop Description: Come explore Project Learning Tree activities at the Umpqua Valley STEAM Summer Institute and explore the terrestrial environment outside the classroom using hands-on activities. We will share tips and tools for extending learning to the outside classroom and discuss why this extension is purposeful to learning and student growth.

Date: Mid-August, 2019
Curriculum and Resources: Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Guide
Location: Roseburg, OR

Douglas County educators are invited to register for the third annual Summer STEAM Institute offered by the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.

The institute will be Aug. 12-15 at Umpqua Community College and will feature a variety of sessions intended to help educators expand STEAM thinking in their classrooms. This year’s theme is “STEAM Thinking for ALL!”

Early registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/y64lgbla. This link will take you to a growing list of sessions. Sessions are split into three sections: PreK – Grade 3; Grades 4-6; and Middle/High School.

DCPSS is able to provide a $75 stipend for each half day attended, to a maximum of $300. We will also be offering PDUs for each session. If you come early, light breakfast pastries, fruit, tea and coffee will be available. We will also provide lunch.

Stayed tuned for final session schedules and more details.   http://www.dcpss.org/summerinstitute/ .  Please email us at umpquavalleysteamhub@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Discoveries at the Edge of the Pacific: Nurturing the Next Generation of Coastal Stewards
Professional development workshop for educators of students in Grades 4-6

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 9am - 4pm
Beverly Beach State Park in Newport, OR
Cost: $30 (includes lunch, PDUs, materials, and a copy of the book Ellie’s Strand)

Are you a 5th or 6th grade teacher who will be taking your students to Outdoor School during the 2019-20 school year? Oregon Outdoor School has limited scholarships to reimburse teachers who participate in this workshop! In addition, teachers from other regions whose students visit the coast as part of their outdoor school experience are eligible to receive travel support to attend this workshop. For more information, contact Renee O'Neill at renee.oneill@oregonstate.edu

Join us for an educator professional development workshop with the authors of the book Ellie’s Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific. At this daylong in-person event at the beach, formal and informal educators will connect literature with nature journaling, observation, and coastal stewardship. Using the book as a framework, we will explore ways to make coastal and marine issues culturally- and environmentally-relevant for upper elementary students.

Following the summer workshop, we will hold three online Community of Practice Sessions during the school year to keep the momentum going!

To register, please visit: https://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/ellies-strand and click on the registration link

Download and share the flyer: https://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu/sites/oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu/files/Prof-Devel/190808-discoveries.pdf

 We hope to see you in August!