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Resources for Educators & Administrators

Are you an educator or administrator interested in learning more about STEM education? Here at the Ohio STEM Learning Network, we have the expertise and connections to get you the information you need to integrate STEM into your classroom or school.

Spring 2020 opportunities

  • Summer STEM externship Apply for a summer externship at a local STEM company through the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program. Educators in the program will complete 3-5 day externship in the summer, develop a new problem-based learning unit, and implement that new unit in their classrooms. Any Ohio K-12 teacher can apply. Applications are due March 13. Apply here.
  • Computer science professional development Applications are now open for Code.org’s computer science professional development program. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network is partnering with Code.org, a nonprofit computer science curriculum provider, to support educators interested in bringing computer science to their schools. Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. Learn more here about this valuable opportunity or nominate other educators for the experience. Applications and scholarships are reviewed on a rolling basis with priority application due April 30.
  • Innovative Leaders Institute The Innovative Leaders Institute now is accepting applications for a new class of Ohio educators. The program is one of the few specialized training opportunities in the nation where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals. The program has trained more than 250 educators in Ohio and Tennessee. The Innovative Leaders Institute is open to two-person teams of school leaders. Each team must include a principal or assistant principal and an additional building-level leader. Each applicant must complete the online application. Apply with a co-applicant by March 3.
  • Coming soon: Ohio STEM Innovator Awards

 

What is STEM education?

STEM is much more than the four subject areas that form it’s acronym. STEM is a unique approach to teaching and learning that fosters creativity and innovative thinking in all students.

STEM education is a direct response to the realization that other states and nations are gaining competitive advantage by asserting their scientific and technological leadership, and that Ohio’s future will be built on its own capacity for innovation, invention and creative problem solving. STEM education produces exactly the kind of thinkers, innovators and problem solvers such a world demands.

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Regional STEM Training Centers

To meet the growing demand for STEM professional development, we equipped and developed eight regional STEM training centers across the state. Each training center is designed to highlight the strengths of the STEM platform schools in that region and provide a vehicle to spread STEM effective practices across Ohio.

Example training topics include problem- and project-based learning, intersessions, ASSISTments, FAB LAB, student-led conferences, STEM school design and development, technology integration, mastery and college ready tools.

Click on your location in the map below to find OSLN training centers and schools  in your area.


STEM resources

Check out the OSLN calendar for upcoming STEM events.