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Trainings open to Ohio teachers

College Ready by BattelleEd trainings now open to all Ohio schools.

Register now for the training series the Ohio Department of Education selected as a key provider of training to 14 schools in 2014.

Piloted  at some of Ohio’s most innovative schools, a team from your school can take part in this popular, hands-on training series.

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Ohio adds new STEM schools!

Ohio already has a powerful portfolio of innovative schools helping create educational experiences that prepare every student for what’s next after graduation.

This week, that portfolio got a little bigger. The Ohio STEM Committee, a council of state-appointed policymakers, agency directors and business leaders, met Thursday, April 10 to review applications from prospective “STEM schools.” The committee considered applications from nine new schools for its official STEM school designation.

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Battelle announces new grant for STEM in Southwest Ohio

With Battelle’s latest grant of $25,000, support from the company and grants managed by Battelle now totals $1.9 million.

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STEM school starter guide: Your first design challenge

So you’re ready to start a STEM program at your school, where do you begin? In just 3-4 weeks, you can organize your own design challenge to get teachers and students thinking with a STEM mindset.

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A shout-out from the President

Last night, the millions of Americans who tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech got to see a few facts about a school we know well, MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland.

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$20,000 for STEM in Akron

Yesterday, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) – Akron Hub announced The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Akron Hub’s spring 2014 Professional Development Series. Read the full press release here. To learn more about what this grant means for STEM education in Akron and the greater community, we called up hub director Alison White.

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Apply now for the STEM Leaders Academy!

Through the STEM Leaders Academy, principals and other administrators can learn from the educators behind some of the most innovative and effective schools in Ohio and Tennessee. This free training is available thanks to support from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle.

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Starting out $30,000 in debt? Don’t just blame your college

When a student graduates high school, we expect them to be able to choose one of three paths: college, a job, or starting their own business. For many students, it seems clear that high school alone has only prepared them for a fourth option: none of the above. Today’s high school diploma just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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Reynoldsburg student team: “I’ve given up trying to explain it to my mom.”

A few weeks ago, we got the chance to speak with a group of students at the Reynoldsburg eSTEM Academy. The high school juniors, Jordan Green, Stephanie Smith and Mekedia Setegne, had just submitted their proposal to a science challenge posed on Innocentive, an online network for “crowdsourcing” solutions to complex problems. The students were proposing a new method to help measure someone’s age from a sample of DNA. Their teacher, Lori Phillips, suggested the project. They also worked closely with Caitlin Rigsby, […]

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OSLN – Akron Hub reaches out with new site

Successful schools are built on the local context around them. Across Ohio, each of the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s regional hubs are working help deliver more quality STEM education to local students.

To help connect students and teachers to the opportunities offered by the OSLN – Akron Hub, hub director Alison White led the development of a new website and online training center. We exchanged a few questions with her about the new resources and what these offer.

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