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Visit working educational farm at our 2019 convening

One highlight of the 2018 OSLN Convening will be the chance to visit Waterman Farms. Earlier this year, a group of teachers from Ohio and Pennsylvania visited the farm. Read the article below to see what they learned. The facility’s proper name is The Ohio State University’s Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. It supports research, teaching, and outreach programs, including many that showcase the farm’s herd of 100 Jersey cows! The visit to Waterman Farms is just of the […]

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StartSOLE aims to make self-organized learning simple for teachers

Getting students to take a more active role in their learning experience is the goal of many STEM teachers. Ohio educator Jeff McClellan is promoting a way to do just that. McClellan says the SOLE method is easy to implement in any classroom, from elementary through high school, and has been used in adult education settings. All that is needed is a question, some internet-enabled devices for research and a short period for sharing that research. McClellan shares with us […]

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Teachers, join our fall convening on the food security design challenge

Each fall, the Ohio STEM Learning Network hosts a fall convening. Traditionally, it’s been a time for network members to get together and hear what’s happening across the network and discuss plans and priorities for the upcoming year. In July, we held a network meeting as part of the ACTE conference. There, we heard feedback that OSLN members value access to high quality professional development.  This year’s fall convening is designed for teachers, specifically, teachers who are interested in engaging […]

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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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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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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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In the classroom with Coach Tee

When we last spoke to Coach Tee, she was in the middle of our Code.org training for the 2017-18 school year. After Spring Break, we visited her classroom to see student learning in action as they worked through Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 – Animations and Games. Coach Tee is a bit of a superhero. She runs Book Club, Robotics Club, STEM Bicycle Club, and Media Club. She serves as an academic advisor for student-athletes, and assistant coaches the girls […]

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