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NEPRIS is providing virtual summer camp for families.

  • June and July weekly for elementary, MS and HS.
  • $20/week/student, contact to receive scholarship for funding through the CC4A/STEAM hub
  • July Summer Camp in English and Spanish Flier for families

Camp Invention host sites virtually through CI Connect.

Math in Real Life (MiRL)

  • Teacher’s Development Group (TDG)

Oregon Science Project (OSP)

  • Rural Elementary and K-12 schools talking about what STEAM looks like in their atmospheres, collaborating with other rural schools, and inspiring/encouraging growth in STEAM within each of the schools involved
  • Registration open, monthly meeting (2 attachments: Rural Learning Collaborative and DL Facilitation Institute)

Early Childhood

  • Collaboration with Early Childhood Network and CCRN,
  • Surveyed rural families in English and Spanish to determine needs for STEAM supplies/equipment and training
  • Reviewed 85 surveys, preparing purchases and planning for training and delivery
  • Collaborating with STEM hubs from around the state for best practices

Educator Externships

  • July 13-July 21
  • 32 participants
  • Registration is closed

Outdoor School

  • Opportunities coming soon!

Chief Science Officers:

  • Summer Leadership Training Institute: August 12-13, statewide, virtually
  • 32 students this year! 20 last year.
  • Participating Schools 2020-2021
    • Butte Falls 8
    • Armadillo Tech 2
    • Phoenix HS 5
    • Henley HS 4
    • Mazama HS 3
    • Talent MS 3
    • The Valley School 2
    • Hidden Valley HS 4

IGNITE/Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)

  • Meeting 7/10
    • Recap from fall (ACCESSIBILITY project ideas)
    • Received $10,000 for planning and tech support from OCF
    • Next steps
  • July: RFP preparation seeking Regional Needs Assessment
  • Next meeting TBD first week in August
  • More Education and Industry Involvement welcome

Mobile Maker Space

  • Target: Rural Middle Schools
  • Most commonly brought to your school library and teachers can check out from there
  • May have for 1 month at a time
  • Check out other STEAM lending library equipment through Media Net account
  • Training available

Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education (SOFEE Pathway Project)

  • Partnership with Oregon Outdoor School Program
  • “Fire Works” Train the Trainer Fire Ecology
  • Curriculum modification to match Southern Oregon’s landscape and environment
  • Development of distance learning module and trunks

STEAM Lesson Plans ready for Distance Learning

  • Talent Maker City partnering local teachers to model Elementary, MS and HS STEAM video and lesson plans
  • Coming soon!

STEM Ecosystems Resource Library– The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is offering a virtual collection of resources, webinars, and workshops intended to help teachers, administrators, and families engage learning for their children while schools and other activities are suspended. Check it out at:

Additional Resources

For more information contact

Learn 360

Free access to all students of SOESD-component districts. Learn360® provides access to a web-based digital education video library comprised of thousands of K-12 core-curriculum videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video speeches, still images, and audio files.  These materials are accessible and downloadable from home or school.  Also Learn360® now has learning games, reading activities and printable fact sheets, diagrams, math activities, etc. For more information contact

Get Access Here


Free access to entire product suite through the end of the school year for teachers and administrators

Administrators can request access and will be contacted within 24 hours for more details.

Click here for timely resources available through Newsela’s coronavirus resource center, including a remote teacher toolkit and COVID-19 educational content.

Association of Career and Technical Education – ACTE

Free Leadership courses for CTE teachers on how to deliver online coursework. CTE Learn: ACTE’s partner, MaxKnowledge, has opened up six of their paid courses that deal with learning how to teach online.  The instructions on how to access those temporarily free courses are below:

Go to Online Teachers on CTE Learn and click on Delivering Online Instruction. You’ll see the following online courses that you can access for free.

The courses are:

EL102 Online Teaching Techniques
EL103 Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach
EL104 Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment
EL105 Online Language: Communicating with Students
EL108 Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners
EL112 Workload Management Strategies for Teaching Online

For more information contact

CTE Online Resource Instructions
Online CTE Resources\

Positive Discipline/Sound Discipline

Resources for Educators and Families During School Closures and Social Distancing

New Teacher Center

COVID-19 Resource and Community Support Hub


Trauma-Informed Care – Strategies to Support Those Helping Others 

We are all experiencing significant changes in our daily lives and, are receiving information that is continuously changing. For our students and families who thrive on predictability and routine, this can be distressing.

Amidst all of the changes, we need to make sure to prioritize self-care. It is so important that our students and families have the tools necessary to support their overall wellbeing so that they are mentally and emotionally prepared to approach learning.

The links below are designed to provide quick access to information and materials that may assist students and families in adjusting to new routines and to provide information, printable tools, and coping strategies through familiar platforms.

To access the information, simply click on the topics listed under each heading.

For more, unless otherwise noted contact Amy Szeliga,, 541-776-8590  ex3138.