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“Re-Design Labs” offered to help educators prepare for school this fall

It’s summer break, and school administrators and teachers are sighing with relief after working through several stress-filled months of pandemic-imposed distance learning. With the daily grind of virtual lessons behind them, educators can relax – but only briefly. Soon they must start planning for the 2020-2021 school year and how it might play out, given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Helping with that planning is the aim of the free Re-Start Re-Design Labs, presented by EnvisionEdPlus in partnership with the Ohio […]

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Ohio’s Code.org Professional Learning Program continues online

Beginning in January, we’ve been recruiting for educators to bring quality computer science education to schools across Ohio. The priority application period has passed, however, a few seats and scholarships remain. Here’s a quick rundown on the basics of this powerful professional development opportunity and how you can earn a place in the program. Why does computer science education matter?  Computer Science opens more doors than any other discipline. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to […]

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Announcing the STEMthusiasts, weekly community of practice webinars

The Ohio STEM Learning Network, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, and our partners want to make sure that we nurture and feed STEM instructor needs for the continuation of design thinking, even in a remote environment. Join us in a community of practice forum where we look at best practices, share designs for engaged inquiry in a remote setting and augment your ability to promote creative problem solving during the COVID-19 school closures. Each week, we will bring you […]

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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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