LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: School leaders

Teachers act as students in development project coming to Cincinnati

For STEM teachers, choosing the best professional development (PD) opportunity from myriad offerings can be challenging: Does the session pertain to my specialty? Will it speak to my students’ needs? Can I fit it into my crowded schedule? One new PD opportunity aims to answer those questions and others — right in the classroom. The Next Generation STEM Classroom project offers participating educators the chance to watch a master teacher instruct their students at their school during regular class hours. […]

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Presidential Award honors Licking Heights teacher Vicki Willett

Two Ohio teachers recently won Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The awards — the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching — were given to Wendy Teismann of Wilson Elementary School in Cincinnati’s Forest Hills School District, and to Vicki Willett of Licking Heights West Elementary School in Blacklick. The women, who were nominated for the awards and then submitted lengthy applications, were chosen for developing and implementing a high-quality instructional program that enhances student learning. Each received a certificate signed by the […]

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Recognizing Ohio leaders in STEM education excellence

Last night,  we proudly awarded our first STEM Excellence Awards to four leaders from around the network. A teacher, a principal, superintendent, and advocate each accepted commendations for their dedication to improving education. Read on to meet the 2018 winners. Battelle Announces Winners of 2018 Ohio STEM Excellence Awards COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 24, 2018)– The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) announced today the winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards,” a series of competitive awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and […]

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MakerMinded winners announced

The points have been counted and it’s time to announce the 2018 winners of the Ohio MakerMinded competition! Winning schools Dayton Regional STEM School – Dayton, Ohio Alliance Middle School – Alliance, Ohio Graham Middle School – St. Paris, Ohio Woodward Park Middle School – Columbus, Ohio Congratulations to these schools, their students and teachers on many hours of STEM learning. Thanks to Battelle and Making Ohio, the state’s manufacturing careers campaign, each winning school will take home a complete virtual […]

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Real world lessons taught by drone racing

Drone racing — as seen via online videos — looks crazy fun. But the growing sport has a serious side, says Matthew Ehrhardt. The assistant director at EHOVE Career Center in Milan in northern Ohio, says drone racing teaches his students real-world lessons such as how to work within a team and perform under pressure.  And that’s just the beginning. We asked Ehrhardt to tell us more about his school and the Ohio Drone Racing League, which he helped form: […]

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Spotlighting upcoming OSLN sessions

The 2018 Connections to Education conference is just about two weeks away. Today is the last day for early bird pricing, so if you haven’t already reserved your spot, order today! (Note: OSLN schools are eligible for 50% off discount, click here to receive the code.) Several of the sessions feature STEM experts from around the network or high-quality STEM resources collected by Battelle. Read on for the descriptions of these seven STEM sessions or check out https://2018connectionstoeducationconfer.sched.com to see the entire […]

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One STEM school, three states

Many STEM schools tailor their curriculum so that graduating students are qualified to land jobs at nearby companies. One school in far southern Ohio is training students to work for employers in three states. Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School, located in South Point, in Lawrence County along the Ohio River, serves students in the Buckeye State as well as nearby Kentucky and West Virginia. Because the major regional employers are health-based, the STEM school has added an “M” to tout […]

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Keynotes for Connections conference spotlight hacking, robots and fostering confidence in girls

For this year’s summer conference, we’re teaming up with the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education and joining the 2018 Connections to Education Conference. We’re proud to announce the selections for keynotes at the event. Each of these speakers connect to some of the questions we’re most interested in. Stephanie Domas works at the intersection of cyber-security, medicine and engineering Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is a expert at understanding and improving how educators empower young women and Chris Olsen’s firm Drive […]

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OSLN to be represented at White House summit and two other June events

Summer’s in full swing but that doesn’t mean the STEM learning has stopped. While students are by the pool, teachers, principals and STEM advocates are headed to a range of conferences. We’ve been telling  you about the Connections to Education conference in July, but here are three other important STEM events over the next few weeks. Are you attending these or other professional development opportunities worth sharing? Let us know in the comments below. Later this week, the Cleveland State University’s […]

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Heather Sherman to lead OSLN

From Aimee Kennedy Ph.D., Senior Vice-President of Education and Philanthropy at Battelle I am excited to announce Heather Sherman as the Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. (OSLN) Heather’s new role reflects her commitment to growing strong partnerships with educators and industry partners. A prime example of this is her leadership of Ohio’s MakerMinded program. Heather is a familiar face to many of you, having supported STEM in this state at Battelle for more than four years. Both Dr. […]

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