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For educators: Virtual content meetings from ODE

The Ohio Department of Education has set up a series of virtual meetings for content area teachers. Through these meetings, you can connect with other teachers as we all work to support students learning remotely.  Sessions will focus on a broad range of topics and strategies and resources, depending on the content area. The full list of virtual meetings is below. We’re especially excited about two upcoming sessions: On Thursday, April 9th OTEEA will be sharing resources on Technology, Design […]

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Computer science fellowship at Air Force Institute of Technology seeks teachers

Needed: A boatload of teachers with the training and the itch to lead computer science (CS) classes. Finding these educators – those who can weave CS concepts into their math or science classes, or those who want to teach the subject outright – can be difficult. Without these teachers, not all students will get a chance to learn CS skills. Bridging that gap is the ultimate goal of a teacher fellowship offered this summer in Ohio. The Air Force Institute […]

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OSLN STEM Excellence Awards open for nominations

Do you have a phenomenal STEM educator in your building? Is there an outstanding leader in your school or district that encourages innovation? Is your colleague leading the charge in advocating for STEM? Applications for our 2020 OSLN STEM Excellence Awards are now open! The STEM Excellence Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district administrator, and an outstanding advocate for STEM education. Help us find the trailblazers in your community who are expanding access to quality STEM education. The […]

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July: Counselors for Computing workshop

Join educators and counselors from across Ohio to bring computer science to all Ohio students! The 2020 Ohio Computer Science TeacherCon will kick off with a professional learning opportunity just for school counselors. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network will partner with the National Center for Women in Information Technology for a special day-long professional development. Maureen Stewart and Julie Gustafson from the Counselors for Computing Program will share key insights for today’s students. Date: Monday, July 6, 2020 Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM […]

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Teacher Lydia Carter on how coding can bring students together

“Once (students) come into my classroom, it doesn’t matter where you came from before – it’s time to code.” – Lydia Carter Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals (elementary), Discoveries (middle school), or Principles (high school) courses. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network is the Code.org Professional Learning Partner for Ohio. Every year, we train over 100 teachers on free computer science resources. Participants […]

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Innovative Leaders Institute accepting last applications

Battelle’s Innovative Leaders Institute pairs experienced school principals with other principals or lead-teachers to prepare you to manage innovative STEM/STEAM schools. Over a 12 month cohort program meet with peer educators for five day-long sessions: four in-person sessions and one online. Learn how to foster leadership, effective instruction, and a culture/climate of innovation. The curriculum focuses on leadership, instruction, and culture/climate. Participants engage in structured learning activities on topics like adaptive and distributive leadership, problem-based learning, meaningful professional development, marketing […]

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Deadline extended for paid externship with a STEM business

K-12 teachers of any discipline can apply for a paid summer externship at a local STEM company. Learn more about the jobs in today’s manufacturing and engineering firms and the skills students need to succeed. Complete the program and receive a $2,500 stipend. Selected teachers will spend three to five days at a work site, participate in three professional development days, and design and deliver a problem-based learning lesson to share with students based on their experience. All K-12 teachers […]

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Manufacturing provides new opportunities for Ohio students

Ohio’s high school STEM educators know the value of their curriculum in helping prepare their students for the next step. Classroom learning provides the foundation for career success but many high school teachers and their students realize there is no substitute for a paid internship with a business or industry. And, it’s often a win-win situation, with the student gaining real-world experience, valuable work and life skills and a paycheck, while the company fills a workforce gap and enjoys an […]

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Teacher Claudene McCoy: Computer science education bridges the equity gap

“This is about bridging the achievement gap. This is about bridging the equity gap – getting more students involved in computer science. ” Claudene McCoy  Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Discoveries (middle school) or Principles (high school) courses. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network is the Code.org Professional Learning Partner for Ohio. Every year, we train over 100 teachers on free computer science resources. Participants explore Computer Science […]

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Applications closing soon for paid teacher externships, computer science cohort, and leadership institute

Time is running out to get your applications in for STEM professional development this year! The Ohio STEM Learning Network has three programs accepting applications now. Applications will close soon for many of these spring 2020 opportunities. Summer STEM externship: Apply for a summer externship at a local STEM company through the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program. Educators in the program will complete 3-5 day externship in the summer, develop a new problem-based learning unit, and implement that new unit […]

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