SOESD’s STEAM Department has a lot to offer.

Our department’s focus:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) is embedded in everything we do. When we talk about STEAM, we are talking about intentional focus on recognizing and developing STEAM-related components in everything. STEAM is for every subject!

Career Connected Learning (CCL) refers to hands-on learning, usually tied to a specific career pathway. Examples of CCL are internships, CTE classes, and the Bus Project.

Karla Clark
STE(A)M Program Manager
Karla_clark@soesd.k12.or.us

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Educators

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Classroom Offerings & Student Clubs

Offerings

Description
Grade Levels / Get more infoContact Info

Oregon Connections (NEPRIS)

Introduce students to industry professionals through live interactive virtual career chats and industry tours. Each career chat and industry tour is cataloged and accessible for continual future use. As teacher you can request a special session just for your classroom. There are classroom lesson templates and additional support tools. This is a great way to provide career awareness and exploration.

Camp Invention

Summer camps for students based around STEAM and inventing.
Elementary SchoolLearn More

Bus Project

Ignite student interest in the construction trades, health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation, and high tech careers by providing hands-on opportunities to build awareness, encourage, exploration, and engage through real-world experiences.
Middle School, High SchoolContact Karla ClarkLearn More

Chief Science Officers (CSOs)

Students develop leadership skills based around leadership and STEAM.
Middle School, High SchoolContact Karla Clark

Robotics Clubs

Keep up to date with the different Robotics clubs across the region.
Middle School, High SchoolKlamath County

YOUScience

Help students discover their aptitudes and interests. Often times we are interested in what we are familiar with but we don’t always know what our aptitudes are. This platform offers a series of brain games that show you exactly how your brain naturally works, describes your aptitudes and interests and then points you to career possibilities. When we pair aptitudes with interest, we inspire pathway selection and career exploration and confidence.
Middle School, High SchoolContact Amy LukensLearn More

STEAM Professional Development

SOESD offers many more PD opportunities, many of which offer PDUs. You can find individual course listings online here: https://www.soesd.k12.or.us/professional-development/

STEAM Specific Offerings — most of these are offered year round.

NASA

SUMMER 2022 PD flier coming soon w/ links,
All Grade LevelsContact Hilda Pereyo

Rural Learning Collaborative

Join a cohort of rural Oregon teachers. We will explore project and location-based learning, develop curriculum, and more!
Elementary School, Middle SchoolContact Karla ClarkLearn more

Data Science

We'll use the Dear Data book and workbook to share examples of how to bring data science to your classroom, club or after school program in a fun, engaging way that students love. 2022-2023 TBD.
Elementary School, Middle SchoolContact Heather ArmstrongLearn more

Educator Externships

Stay tuned !
Middle School, High SchoolMailTribune ArticleYouTube Video

YouScience

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Middle School, High School

Educator Externships

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Middle School, High SchoolMailTribune ArticleYouTube Video

Oregon Connections

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Electronics & Cool Classroom Tools

SOESD STEAM has a large library of awesome electronics and gear to help you get students engaged in hands-on STEAM. Training and support is available on all items. We also have a dedicated team member (Heather Armstrong) that can help you incorporate the right items into your lesson plans.

Visit our Lending Library to check out all our gear.

A sampling of the cool stuff we have (here’s a full listing of all our Lending Library gear):

 

PS: schools, check out our Mobile Maker Space. It’s a kit of STEM tools for up to 1 month! Includes items like a 3d printer, GlowForge laser cutter, LEGO robotics, Sphero, and more!

STEAM Teacher Coaching

Heather Armstrong

STEAM Coach / School Improvement Specialist

I’m available to support K-12 teachers with project-based learning, math, science, and STEAM instruction. I can provide supports with both planning and classroom instruction. I’m available in person and virtually for all teachers in Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath Counties. I can also provide support with lending library materials, such as providing trainings, assisting with setup, and demonstrating lessons that utilize lending library equipment with students.

Click here to email Heather.

Coaching is an included service for most component school districts.

Parents

I’m a parent or guardian

Classroom Offerings & Student Clubs

Offerings

Description
Grade Levels / Get more infoContact Info

Oregon Connections (NEPRIS)

Students can connect virtually to industry professionals through live interactive virtual career chats and industry tours. This is a great way to provide career awareness and exploration.

Camp Invention

Summer camps for students based around STEAM and inventing.
Elementary SchoolLearn More

Chief Science Officers (CSOs)

Students develop leadership skills based around leadership and STEAM.
Middle School, High SchoolContact Karla Clark

Robotics Clubs

Keep up to date with the different Robotics clubs in Klamath County.
Middle School, High SchoolLearn More

Community STEAM Resources

Our community partners are a great resource for after school and summer programming. Check out the websites of some of our partners to see their current offerings.

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