The Ohio STEM Learning looks forward to supporting Ohio educators, students, and communities again this school year. Though school may look different, we will continue to grow STEM culture statewide.
Battelle’s investment in STEM education is making a difference nationally and in Ohio. Through our STEM networks and philanthropy, Battelle reached over 325,000 students last year. The Ohio STEM Learning Network is strong – with 79 designated STEM/STEAM schools, better than ever collaboration and alignment with the Ohio Department of Education, and revitalized network hubs, we are positioned to make even more impact in all regions of Ohio this year.
I’m excited to announce that we have new leaders in three OSLN hubs. Over the next few months, you’ll hear from each of these leaders directly:
Stay connected with the network – We’re eagerly looking forward to collaborating with and supporting you with professional learning sessions, the statewide design challenge and opportunities to collaborate and share with one another this year. To stay up-to-date about all OSLN news, go to OSLN.org/sign-up.
OSLN Design Challenge: Our design challenge continues this year. This year’s #STEMpowersOhio Design and Entrepreneurship Challenge asks students: “How can you reimagine energy production/consumption to improve your community?” Thanks to support from Constellation Energy, this year’s event will be bigger than ever, with the launch of a new cohort experience for rural educators.
The #STEMpowersOhio challenge is also supported by a new list of partners: Ohio Energy Project, OOGEEP, Education Projects.org, Young Entrepreneur Institute and the Ohio Afterschool Network, With the uncertainty about the spring, we’ve made some adjustments to this year’s challenge:
Several free professional development sessions will be offered to ensure that teachers and afterschool program providers have the resources they need to lead this energy design challenge.
Ohio Rural Energy Education Cohort –3-7th grade Ohio teachers in small and rural schools are invited to apply to participate in a special cohort. This 3 week program will prepare you to lead the #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge at your school. The program will be held Nov. 4, 11, and 18 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Participation is limited to 50 teachers, so please apply soon.