LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: School leaders

The Fostering STEM Institute supports teacher-leaders

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Instructional coaches and lead-teachers help other educators grow and strengthen teaching ideas and methods. The Fostering STEM Institute will help teacher-leaders increase coaching capacity for STEM instructional practices. Over this year-long program, participants will collaborate with peer educators from Ohio. Build connections. Share coaching approaches that enhance instruction and build STEM culture. All to help expand quality STEM education to reach more young people. The Fostering STEM Institute supports the outcomes of other OSLN programs, including the Innovative Leaders Institute, […]

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Innovative Leaders Institute seeks aspiring change-makers, apply by March 28

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Are you ready to lead change at your school? The year-long Innovative Leaders Institute has prepared hundreds of principals and lead-teachers to step forward and create new STEM schools or integrate STEM practices throughout existing schools. The program pairs aspiring school leaders with veteran STEM school principals. The year-long cohort program covers a number of concepts including how to be an effective leader, manage innovative instruction, and create a culture/climate that fosters the best in STEM learning. Participants engage in […]

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151 classrooms awarded OSLN grants

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Please join us in celebrating the 151 educators who will receive up to $5,000 to create new STEM learning projects in their classrooms. We saw an incredible diversity of applications with schools from rural, urban, and suburban communities represented. Read on for the complete list of awarded schools and the press release from Battelle. To hear more about opportunities like this to expand STEM education, subscribe for emails from the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Battelle Funds More than 100 Ohio […]

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2021 Ohio STEM Advocate Award Winner: Thomas Burnworth

“When I think of STEM in our community, I think of Tom Burnworth.” That’s how an education professor at the University of Toledo describes the recent winner of the Ohio STEM Advocate of 2021 Award. Burnworth is executive director of the Sylvania STEM Center in suburban Toledo. And in that role, he leads a “robust STEM center that affords children across (northwest) Ohio opportunities to learn to program, problem solve, innovate, collaborate and present their ideas,” writes Professor Ruslan Slutsky […]

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DriveOhio Smart Mobility Ambassadors: Developing Ohio’s Emerging Transportation Workforce

Guest post submitted by Rich Granger and Kenya Gray of DriveOhio, our long running partner DriveOhio – an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the state’s center for smart mobility on the ground and in the air – is preparing Ohio’s emerging workforce for the next generation of transportation careers. During the 2021-22 school year, DriveOhio is launching a new Smart Mobility Ambassador program for high school volunteers, in collaboration with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators […]

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Join the OSLN team

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Are you passionate about high quality STEM education for Ohio students? Do you have experience working in an Ohio STEM school or with STEM programs? Apply to join the team at Battelle managing the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Help advance STEM education for all Ohio students through targeted partnerships, programs, and learning opportunities. Battelle seeks to hire two STEM Relationship Managers for the Ohio STEM Learning Network team. Both roles are based in central Ohio but a majority of the […]

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2021 Excellence in STEM Leadership Winner: Meg Draeger

“All students can benefit from a STEM mindset, and I encourage all students to explore the value of a STEM education for all careers.” That’s how Meg Draeger, recent winner of the Excellence in STEM Leadership Award, views STEM coursework. Draeger is STEMM coordinator at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton, where she oversees a variety of programs including STEM summer camps, a speaker series and student involvement in STEM-related service efforts. Her award, from Ohio STEM Learning Network, […]

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Free COVID-19 testing program launching for K-12 and others

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, schools across the Midwest can enroll in a free COVID-19 testing program. The newly launched Midwest Coordination Center (https://www.testedandprotected.org/) will pair schools with testing labs to deliver weekly screening results to schools and other organizations. The Midwest Coordination Center is managed by Battelle, which also manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Testing under the program is free, including sample collection supplies and shipping materials. Providing access to easy, reliable, and […]

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Implement industry credentials at your school with new LaunchPad series

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High school teachers and staff face a daunting task trying to navigate the complexities of industry credentials and career ready pathways. Just getting started generates more questions than clear answers. Questions like “which pathways should we offer?”, “how do we prepare students to succeed in each pathway?”, “which vendor should we use for the credentials” and “how do we get students to earn 12 points in a single pathway?” challenge any school trying to implement industry credential programs. The Ohio […]

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2021 STEM Excellence Awards

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Today, we recognize four supporters of high-quality STEM education as leaders in providing experiences that inspire and educate the next generation of Ohio innovators. These dedicated educators go above and beyond to advance STEM education in our state. Nominations for the 2021 awards opened in February. Excellence in STEM Teaching Award The Excellence in STEM Teaching Award recognizes a teacher who exemplifies integrated, STEM-infused teaching strategies and classroom innovation, and whose work has led to positive student learning outcomes. This awardee […]

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