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.

Direct from the Ohio STEM Learning Network

Manufacturing and Engineering Teacher Externship Applications due April 23, 2021!
The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP) is back! Educators should apply now to join a cohort experience running summer through fall of 2021. MEEP seeks to address the growing STEM skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors by engaging Ohio teachers in paid summer externships with local companies in STEM industries

The applicant must be an Ohio K-12 teacher. Teachers can apply individually or in teams of two from their school. Each applicant should submit his or her application.
Details and application posted here.

Last Call for 2021 OSLN STEM Excellence Awards Nominations!
The STEM Excellence Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district administrator, and an outstanding advocate for STEM education. We will recognize one awardee in each of the following areas:

  1. Excellence in STEM Teaching
  2. Excellence in STEM Leadership
  3. Ohio STEM Advocate

You can apply yourself or nominate a peer here. Applications are due April 25, 2021.

Priority application for 2021-2022 professional development close soon, apply now!
Applications are open now for a new cohort of Ohio teachers to join’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program.’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. Learn more and apply here!

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.

Read more frequently asked questions.

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.

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