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Solo cups, shopping carts and science

This is the first in a series of summaries from breakout sessions at the 2015 Educators for Success Conference. At the conference, Battelle Education created a full track devoted to STEM. We’re happy to provide these short explanations to anyone interested. Each provides a view into some of the most exciting work happening in STEM today.

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Geauga seeks first STEM principal

A team from the Ohio STEM Learning Network has been working closely with educators and administrators from Geauga to sketch plans for a new STEM school. Now, they’re ready to take applications for the school’s first principal.

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How do you get A R T into STEM?

The creative arts give students new outlets to express how they feel about the world. That’s valuable all on its own. But the arts also can be a vehicle for engaging students in content they need to learn to be ready for college and career.

We’d like to learn more about how you bring the arts into the classroom.

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STEM schools get top marks in Straight A Fund competition

Nearly $150 million in new funding will be coming to Ohio schools under the second round of grants from the Straight A Fund. Out of more than 300 applicants, here are the Ohio STEM Learning Network member schools that will be putting their innovations into practice.

Metro Early College High School, Global Impact STEM Academy, Perkins Local Schools and Bio-Med Science Academy either led or were named as partners in a total of three proposals.

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Turn a snow day into a STEM day

Let’s face it, school has been closed a lot this year, and there may be to come. But even a day at home can be a powerful time for learning.

Here are a few ideas from Jordan Walker and Marla Baker, teachers at Metro Early College school, on how keep learning even when the snow closes school.

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A shout-out from the President

Last night, the millions of Americans who tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech got to see a few facts about a school we know well, MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland.

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Starting out $30,000 in debt? Don’t just blame your college

When a student graduates high school, we expect them to be able to choose one of three paths: college, a job, or starting their own business. For many students, it seems clear that high school alone has only prepared them for a fourth option: none of the above. Today’s high school diploma just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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Congrats to Tennessee students

Guest post from David Burns, Director of STEM Innovations Networks at Battelle What gets measured, gets done. The 2013 Tennessee state assessment scores, published yesterday by the Tennessee Department of Education, are evidence of that. This year’s class posted major gains in STEM. Algebra II scores alone jumped by more than 8 percent. Tennessee teachers, students, parents, Governor Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman deserve a round of applause. By focusing on STEM as a state, they are creating more […]

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Taking STEM Out of the Classroom

It can often be difficult to engage students in a traditional school environment.  For Columbus City Schools (CCS), a solution to this problem came in the form of a STEM-centered field trip.  During the month of February, The Ohio State University (OSU) hosted at least two high school STEM-related events: STEM Fest hosted by the Lambda Psi Engineering Honorary and STEM Initiatives’ Breakfast of Science Champions. The 4th annual STEM Fest took place at the OSU student union and hosted 225 […]

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The High School Internship: How-to

To follow up on the previous post, this blog entry will focus on how to get an internship. For some schools, internship experiences are integrated into the curriculum. For example, at MC2 STEM High School, students are expected to have at least one internship experience before graduation. Every year, nearly half of the school’s 10-12th grade students participate in internships; by graduation, approximately 25-35 percent of the students have done multiple internships. So what is the key to this success? […]

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