Webinar: Three school leaders share tips for design challenge success

Interested in participating in the 2020 #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge but need to learn more? Join our technical assistance webinar on December 12th from 4:00- 5:00 pm to hear from administrators at three schools. These schools all participated in previous design challenges. And all three are participating in this year’s challenge. These experts will provide key insights at the school and classroom level.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Managing the design challenge at a school level
  • Activities you can do to engage with students of all ages
  • Collaboration among teachers
  • Organizing your school showcase
  • Advice for the statewide showcase at Battelle
  • Registration and next steps

Design Challenge Technical Assistance

Thursday, Dec. 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Register here

Participating administrator panel:

Mary Ellen Weeks: Principal at Herbert Mills STEM Elementary

Herbert Mills Elementary is a STEM-designated school in Reynoldsburg that has participated in Ohio STEM Learning Network Design Challenge since 2017 #HeartMattersChallenge. Herbert Mills Elementary takes an interdisciplinary approach to the design challenge as each elementary classroom works with several community partners to tackle a unique problem while still meeting Ohio educational requirements. This year, Herbert Mills has already hosted their school showcase and presented a diversity of projects. The centerpiece of the program was the third graders’ prototype of #SmartReynoldsburg.

Tamee Tucker: Chief Administrative Officer at iSTEM Early College High School

iSTEM Early College High School is a STEM-Designated school in Painesville that looks to incorporate design challenges as a primary component of their high school curriculum. They participated in the #STEMfeedsOhio Design Challenge last year and represented themselves at the Student Solutions Showcase at Battelle.

Jack Hunter: Principal at Chase STEMM Elementary

Chase STEMM Elementary is an over-performing STEM school in urban Toledo that has participated in the OSLN Design Challenge since the 2017 #HeartMattersChallenge. They have presented multiple years at the Student Solutions Showcase at Battelle displaying the best solution from their school.

Mary Ellen Weeks Tamee Tucker Jack Hunter

Webinar Schedule:

4:00-4:15: Introduction of the design challenge

4:15-4:25: Jack Hunter

4:25-4:35: Mary Ellen Weeks

4:35-4:45: Tamee Tucker

4:45-5:00: Question and answer

After this webinar, make sure to cement your place as a participant in this year’s design challenge by completing the official registration found on https://designchallenge.osln.org/participate/. This registration will confirm your spot on the list of participating schools and will allow Ohio STEM Learning Network to coordinate with your school on community engagement opportunities and showcase specifics. Registration will be open until January 15. A full timeline of activities can be found at here.

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