LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Teachers

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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Join Ohio’s Computer Science 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

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Computational thinking is one of the essential skills needed for success in today’s world. Unfortunately, many Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that develop their knowledge of computing processes, computational thinking, and computer science. You can change that for students in your school! Join the 2022-2023 cohort of Ohio teachers as they engage in Computer Science Professional Learning Program. This year-long professional learning experience is designed for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Computer Science […]

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Join our winter kickoff for the design challenge

We’re kicking off the spring term with a fast-paced, classroom-focused seminar on bringing our annual design challenge to your classrooms. Winter design challenge kickoff January 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Most problems in real-life are messy, ill-defined, and typically not solvable using an existing, already developed and fine-tuned approach. These problems, which are often related to our community and way of life, require a unique and flexible way of thinking, analyzing, ideating, and creating. How do we, as […]

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Aides, paraprofessionals on track to become teachers via Cleveland’s Project ELEVATE

Increasing the number of classroom-ready teachers to work with English learners in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is the aim of Project ELEVATE. Developed by educators from Cleveland State University, working with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Project ELEVATE will be funded by a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Cleveland State professor – Elena Andrei, associate professor in the Teacher Education Department; Tachelle Banks, presidential faculty fellow and associate provost for academic innovation, Office […]

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Where Ohio stands on computer science education

by Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network Computer Science Education Week is just around the corner. At a recent state committee meeting on computer science, data provided by JobsOhio showed the skill gap between computer science (CS) occupations and the supply of CS graduates in our state widens by over eleven thousand openings (11,000) every year. Ohio is producing more CS graduates. However, the state’s growth of CS graduates was only 9.5% from 2014-2019. That growth […]

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Artist + student collaboration at McKinley STEMM Academy to be displayed in downtown Toledo

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“As an administrator, it is important to allow teachers to take risks” says Christina Ramsey, principal at McKinley STEMM Academy. Not all risks pan out. But when a project comes together: “that is truly where the magic happens,” she says.  Students at the academy, part of Toledo Public Schools, recently benefited from collaborations with two out-of-state professional artists who visited the academy and conducted workshops with students. To find out more about the collaborations and the artwork that was produced, […]

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Three ideas for your OSLN STEM Classroom Grant

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Teachers or administrators in Ohio: Apply now for a $2,500-$5,000 grant to further STEM learning! Applications are due December 2. Battelle funded this new program from the Ohio STEM Learning Network as a part of the non-profit research institute’s commitment to expanding high quality STEM education to all students. Completing the grant application should take about 20 minutes. However, if you’re stuck, we can help. Here are three simple sample projects to help envision what would help you take STEM […]

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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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Thank you, Superintendent DeMaria!

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OSLN shares our heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria, who will retire from the Ohio Department of Education on September 24, 2021. Throughout his five-year tenure, Superintendent DeMaria was a strong supporter of STEM education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network. He served on the Ohio STEM Committee throughout this time, attending every meeting. There he drove critical conversations about the future of STEM and recognizing excellence in designated STEM/STEAM schools. Over the course […]

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