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Ohio’s MIT – the Metro Institute of Technology

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by Sam Bodary for Battelle Education “He just took a piece of plywood, a tarp, and a leafblower and made his own hovercraft!” Andy Allmandinger enthusiastically brags about his first class of students at Metro Institute of Technology, the newest school affiliated with Columbus’ Metro Early College High School and Metro Early College Middle School. “What he found is that the more you weigh the better it floats. So when I went to push off the wall my feet went […]

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Teachers interview scientists: The heart of engineering

With the release of the Battelle LDC Science Collection, we’ve pulled together some of the teachers and scientists behind the project. For our final interview, here’s Claire Hampel from Metro Early College Middle School and David Chase from Battelle to tell you more about their work together.Claire: Hi! My name is Claire Hampel and I’m a middle school science and English teacher at the Metro School. I’m originally from Dayton, Ohio where I went to the University of Dayton for Education. […]

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Teachers interview scientists: Reading for the lab

With the release of the Battelle LDC Science Collection, we’ve pulled together some of the teachers and scientists behind the project. Erika Reeves, a teacher, and scientist Kate Kucharzyk talk about how to prepare students for science in the workplace. Let’s start with quick introduction about yourselves Erika: I am an enthusiastic, energetic, nerdy science educator who is passionate about providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and making material engaging and relevant. I have been teaching and learning alongside my students for […]

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Teachers interview scientists: Statistics from the real-world

With the release of the Battelle LDC Science Collection, we’ve pulled together some of the teachers and scientists behind the project. Dorothy Sutton, a teacher, and scientist Jared Schuetter talk about how to prepare students for science in the workplace. Let’s start with quick introduction about yourselves Dorothy: I joined Metro in the fall of 2011 as an English Language Arts teacher. Currently, I teach Scientific Writing and facilitate the Growth learning center. The Growth learning center focuses on agriculture and the food […]

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STEM schools taking applications

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Looking for an education that prepares your young student for the 21st century world? Consider one of Ohio’s STEM schools. Each school includes a focus on hands-on learning, internships, and early college.

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New Metro school recognized

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by Aimee Kennedy On Friday, Dispatch reporter Shannon Gilchrist published a story about her visit to the Metro Institute of Technology, a new STEM school created by Metro Early College, Franklin University, and Battelle. I’m excited about the school’s potential and as I read the piece there were three things that leaped out at me as critical pieces of its early success. #1: Students make the best advocates Schools serve many different groups including parents and the community as a whole. The most interesting details […]

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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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