Welcome to the Rural STEAM Leadership Network 

The Rural STEAM Leadership Network offers diverse  virtual and in person opportunities for rural educators to join in and lead statewide conversations about what it means - professionally and personally - to be a rural teacher. 

The Network is designed and facilitated by Cristina Trecha


Featured Rural Education Resources for Spring 2024

Tribal History/Shared History (SB 13) Resources  A curated collection of diverse resources including videos, websites, articles, podcasts and more (organized by Tribal Nation). Includes links to clarify the ODE compliance requirements. 

Learning Facilitation Resources  Explore both in person and distance (Zoom-based) facilitation strategies and methods shared in our facilitation training sessions. This work is based on the Oregon Science Project model of rural teachers leading from where they are art both professionally and regionally.

Inclusive Education Guide from ODE (Tribal History/Shared History, Holocaust & Other Genocides, and Ethnic Studies)

Cross-ESD Science Curriculum Adoption Collaborative Website Find resources around the science adoption process and more on this website for all Oregon educators.

Congratulations Jennifer & Ben: Learning Facilitators in Rural Oregon Since 2017

2023 Summer Coastal Explorations

Community Partner and active network participant Jim Grano from Siuslaw Watershed Council pulls scotch broom with students at North Bay Elementary School on the South Coast.

Rural Lane County High School Teachers from Triangle Lake, Siuslaw, Creswell, and Marcola explore the coastal dune phenomena and ongoing restoration efforts in Florence.

Teachers from Rainier, Oregon and Seaside School District staff stop for a moment to take in the ocean view on a tour of the trails at the new Seaside Middle and High School on the central Oregon Coast.

Check Out What We're Reading this Year!

The Art of Ceremony: Voices of Renewal from Indigenous Oregon

Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education Across the Curriculum

The First Oregonians 

The Rural STEAM Leadership Network was initially funded from 2019-spring of 2023 by Innovation Grant Funds from the Oregon Department of Education in a partnership between seven Oregon STE[A]M Hubs who are interested in learning more about, and also investing deeply into, the rural districts and communities they serve.  

Additional funding provided in 2022 and 2023-2024 by the Gray Family Foundation and Lane Educational Service District.