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2021-2022 professional development opens, apply now!

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Computing is a fundamental part of today’s world, but most Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to learn this critical skill. You can make a difference by learning how to teach Computer Science to your students! 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. Participants will […]

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Celebrate #CSedweek with 28,000 Ohio students

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Computer Science opens more doors. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to healthcare. Seventy-one percent (71%) of all U.S. jobs require digital skills. (Brookings Institution) High-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and largest sector of all new wages in the U.S. This holds true in our state. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association, Ohio is ranked 10th in the country in both net tech employment and net tech employment job gains. (CompTIA report) Yet […]

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Esports growing in Ohio, panel discussion coming soon

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Thanks to the educational non-profit Esports Ohio, competitive esports – or sports competition using video games – have flourished in the state on the high school level. Since 2018, team esport contests have grown to include more than 2,600 student competitors from more than 130 Ohio school districts. To harness that student interest in esports on the scholastic side, Esports Ohio has partnered with the PAST Foundation and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation to create the Ohio Scholastic Esports […]

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New virtual training opportunities

Computer Science opens doors. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to healthcare. Through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, Battelle’s presenting the workshops educators need to get started with computer science education. Battelle is’s Regional Partner for Ohio. We understand school is a little different this year. That’s why we’ve re-organized our trainings to fit into your schedule, no matter how you’re teaching students this fall. Below, find all the information on the workshops, dates, and […]

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Ohio’s Professional Learning Program continues online

Beginning in January, we’ve been recruiting for educators to bring quality computer science education to schools across Ohio. The priority application period has passed, however, a few seats and scholarships remain. Here’s a quick rundown on the basics of this powerful professional development opportunity and how you can earn a place in the program. Why does computer science education matter?  Computer Science opens more doors than any other discipline. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to […]

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Canton educator Amanda Gillespie on STEM, problem solving, and STEM Excellence Awards

The OSLN STEM Excellence Awards are accepting nominations until June 1. Today, we’re checking in with one of the first winners of the award. Amanda Gillespie is a lead teacher and technology facilitator for STEAM Academy @ Hartford Middle School. She won the OSLN Excellence in STEM Teaching Award in 2018, an accomplishment which earned her a feature on a local billboard! She’s stayed busy since winning the award, creating new programs for students like the CS Code Girls program […]

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For educators: Virtual content meetings from ODE

The Ohio Department of Education has set up a series of virtual meetings for content area teachers. Through these meetings, you can connect with other teachers as we all work to support students learning remotely.  Sessions will focus on a broad range of topics and strategies and resources, depending on the content area. The full list of virtual meetings is below. We’re especially excited about two upcoming sessions: On Thursday, April 9th OTEEA will be sharing resources on Technology, Design […]

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Computer science fellowship at Air Force Institute of Technology seeks teachers

Needed: A boatload of teachers with the training and the itch to lead computer science (CS) classes. Finding these educators – those who can weave CS concepts into their math or science classes, or those who want to teach the subject outright – can be difficult. Without these teachers, not all students will get a chance to learn CS skills. Bridging that gap is the ultimate goal of a teacher fellowship offered this summer in Ohio. The Air Force Institute […]

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July: Counselors for Computing workshop

Join educators and counselors from across Ohio to bring computer science to all Ohio students! The 2020 Ohio Computer Science TeacherCon will kick off with a professional learning opportunity just for school counselors. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network will partner with the National Center for Women in Information Technology for a special day-long professional development. Maureen Stewart and Julie Gustafson from the Counselors for Computing Program will share key insights for today’s students. Date: Monday, July 6, 2020 Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM […]

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Teacher Lydia Carter on how coding can bring students together

“Once (students) come into my classroom, it doesn’t matter where you came from before – it’s time to code.” – Lydia Carter’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching’s Computer Science Fundamentals (elementary), Discoveries (middle school), or Principles (high school) courses. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network is the Professional Learning Partner for Ohio. Every year, we train over 100 teachers on free computer science resources. Participants […]

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