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Student showcase highlights ideas for the future of food after year-long design challenge

Nine months ago, we announced food insecurity would be our 2019 Design Challenge topic. Yesterday, students from schools all over Ohio gathered together to show us what they learned. Ninety students from 25 schools came to Battelle to showcase their ideas for growing access to safe, nutritious food. These students represented more than 4,000 young innovators. We’ll be publishing a complete photo album of the day. Until then, here are a few of our favorite posts. Wonderful to connect with […]

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FabLab experience becomes a career for Cleveland STEM student

Editor’s note: Today’s interviewee, Andrea Fields will be speaking at the 2019 STEM Education Conference in June at Cleveland State University, presented in partnership with the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Registration is $30 and closes May 15. Register here. To learn more about the conference, read our interview with organizer Dr. Kate O’Hara. When she first heard about the new MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Andrea Fields wasn’t impressed. Even though she liked to “tinker” with things, she didn’t […]

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Recognize an excellent Ohio STEM teacher, leader, or advocate (2019)

Update: Nominations for this award are now closed. To be notified when we open the awards again, be sure to sign up for our announcements at Do you have a phenomenal STEM educator in your building? Are there leaders in your school or district that encourage innovation? Is your colleague leading the charge in advocating for STEM? Applications for our 2019 OSLN STEM Innovation Awards are now open! The STEM Innovation Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district […]

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Dr. Kate O’Hara on the CSU STEM conference this summer, presented with OSLN

Wolstein Center

This June 12th and 13th, we’ll join with Cleveland State University for Cleveland State University STEM Education Conference. To get the inside scoop on plans for the conference, we reached out to Dr. Kate O’Hara, one of the lead organizers. Dr. O’Hara is an assistant professor of research for STEM Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. She teaches Project Based Learning for the CSUTeach program which licenses secondary math and science majors.   As […]

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Spring opportunities: Conferences, trainings, and more

With many schools returning from break, it’s time to buckle in to finish the 2018-2019 school year strong. With May just a few weeks away, here’s a quick round-up of can’t miss opportunities for STEM educators across Ohio. Due today: The Innovative Leaders Institute is one of the few specialized training programs where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals over a year-long, customized cohort experience. Today is the final day to apply, but a few spots […]

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Sign up now for the STEM Education Conference in Cleveland this June

The STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University and the Ohio STEM Learning Network would like to invite to you an exciting two-day conference! Engage with other K-12 educators with hands-on, interactive STEM-related lessons and ideas for each of the K-4, 5-8, and 9 -12 grade bands. Every school and every teacher can find something new to  learn. Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm Thursday, June 13: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Note: A very special evening of entertainment […]

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Design Challenge: How to run your school showcase

How to run your school showcase A hallmark of a successful design challenge is the exhibition of student learning, or, showcase. This is where students get to present and defend their solution to an authentic audience. We have asked all schools participating in the #STEMfeedsOhio design challenge to host a school showcase. Following the school showcases, we will invite select teams from schools to participate in the statewide showcase at Battelle. Though each school can decide how to run their […]

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Join us for the Cleveland State University 2019 STEM Education Conference

For the last few years, the STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University has hosted an event for teachers. This year, the conference will be held in collaboration with the Ohio STEM Learning Network on June 12 and 13, 2019 at the Wolstein Center on the Cleveland State University campus. This two-day conference focuses on hands-on, interactive STEM-related lessons with ideas for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 grades.  Don’t miss the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other K-12 teachers and administrators. Your registration fee will […]

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Present at Connections to Education Conference in July

MakerMinded welding event

We are looking for a few great conference presentations for this year’s Connections to Education Conference. Like last year, we will again collaborate with the Ohio Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE) and fund part of the annual conference. While we are not having an official OSLN meeting at the conference, we will be presenting our STEM Innovator Awards, hosting keynote sessions, and recruiting STEM breakout session presenters. Those presentations are how you can contribute today. The Connections to Education […]

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STEM school grad leads Ohio FFA, moderates panel at federal summit

Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Kolesen McCoy, a recent graduate of Global Impact STEM Academy, attended the Rethink CTE Summit with academy Founding Director Josh Jennings. On Tuesday, we published Josh’s take on the summit and the presentation he shared there at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Education. Today, Kolesen talks with us about his role at the summit, plus shares information about his background and his current position as State President of the Ohio FFA Association: […]

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