Fall STEM events: Computer science, problem-based learning, and more

Check out these professional development opportunities from around the state. For a detailed list, visit the Ohio STEM Learning Network Events calendar: https://osln.org/events

Code.org Information Sessions for Administrators

This workshop is intended for K-12 School principals, instructional leaders, curriculum specialists, CTE directors, school guidance counselors, and/or other school administrators.  Learn why all Ohio students should be learning Computer Science, how to access Code.org’s FREE high-quality curriculum, and experience Computer Science firsthand by using Code.org materials, teaching practices and strategies from Code.org courses.

Attend a local session:

Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals for elementary educators

Code.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer.

  • Introductory workshop
    • November 18, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Location: Northern Ohio Educational Computer Association, Sandusky, Ohio. – Register
  • Deep Dive workshops for educators with prior experience teaching Computer Science Fundamentals

Problem Based Learning Design Multi-day Workshop

December 3-5, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 pm. Location: Main Conference Center, Akron, Ohio.

Provided by the Ohio STEM Learning Network-Akron Hub, this 3-day institute is designed to provide workshop attendees with an introduction to Problem-Based Learning (PBL) based on the model developed at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) and adopted by the National Inventors Hall of Fame School.

Participants will discover how to:

  • Connect your district’s teaching standards through a self-designed PBL
  • Design a PBL unit considering the needs and interests of their learners for classroom use
  • Understand what it means to be a learning coach in the PBL process
  • Explore how PBL strategies increase collaboration, creativity and critical thinking

Cost: $475. Register here.

Believe in Ohio STEM Forums

Believe in Ohio STEM Forums are half day events that bring together STEM researchers, entrepreneurs, and practitioners to share with high school students how their innovations will change the world and what they have learned through their work experiences. Students work with college mentors to develop a new product, service, or problem-solving innovation that they pitch “Shark Tank” style to their peers. Forums will begin at 9:40 am and end at 1:00 pm, except the University of Toledo Forum which will begin at 10:00 am and end at 12:45 pm.  All Ohio high school students are invited to attend, with students attending as part of a teacher or parent chaperoned group. (Limit of 30 per school.)

Register for the Regional Forums:

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