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Learning computer science gives students options, applications for Code.org cohort open

“It’s starting, in my opinion, to become a necessary basic skill, just like reading.” – Hannah Armenta, Teacher at Rhodes College and Career Academy 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 […]

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Teachers: Apply now for an externship with a STEM business

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The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP) comes to Ohio in the summer of 2020. MEEP seeks to address the growing STEM skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors by engaging Ohio teachers in paid summer externships with local companies in STEM industries. This program is funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research. Through MEEP, you’ll see STEM concepts in action. Then, with professional development, you’ll develop a new project-based learning experience to take back to […]

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Join Ohio’s Code.org Computer Science 2020-2021 professional development

Note: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, details of this program have changed, including dates. A new post in May 2020 will answer more questions about the program. Dates below have been updated. Computing is a fundamental part of today’s world, but most Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to learn this critical skill. You can make a difference by learning how to teach Computer Science to your students! Applications are open now for a new cohort of Ohio teachers […]

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Learn how innovative leaders develop STEM/STEAM schools

Are you thinking about converting your school to a STEM/STEAM curriculum? Are you unsure how to start? Then consider participating in the Battelle’s Innovative Leaders Institute (ILI) through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. ILI is a five-day program (one day is virtual) spread over 12 months that pairs experienced school principals with other principals or lead-teachers who wish to implement innovative strategies in your school and/or become a STEM school. The curriculum focuses on leadership, instruction, and culture/climate. Participants engage […]

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Students bring the “Magic of Lights” to Northeast Ohio

Colorful, twinkling lights of the holiday season can inspire awe and wonder in adults and children alike. But in northeastern Ohio, kids of elementary and high school age have created light displays for an annual drive-through show that draws tens of thousands of visitors and raises money for local charities. Magic of Lights, held from late November through early January, is billed as the region’s largest holiday light attraction. Using the latest LED technology and digital animation, the event includes […]

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Students connected with Ohio lawmakers at first Computer Science Advocacy Day

A huge thank you to the many young leaders and the dedicated educators who made today’s Computer Science Advocacy Day a success! Specific thanks to our student advocates: Tayla Robinson from Dayton Regional STEM School and Bhawana Khatiwada from Reynoldburg’s eSTEM Academy.  Read the press release below for more information, share this flyer, and talk to your Senator or Representative about the importance of quality computer science education. Our album of pictures from the event is here, including visits from […]

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Webinar: Three school leaders share tips for design challenge success

Interested in participating in the 2020 #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge but need to learn more? Join our technical assistance webinar on December 12th from 4:00- 5:00 pm to hear from administrators at three schools. These schools all participated in previous design challenges. And all three are participating in this year’s challenge. These experts will provide key insights at the school and classroom level. This webinar will discuss: Managing the design challenge at a school level Activities you can do to engage […]

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Cleveland teacher Claudene McCoy on computer science, finding confidence

It’s a busy time for computer science in Ohio. The first ever Computer Science Advocacy day at the Ohio Statehouse will be held on December 10, 2019. Learn more about the event here. For computer science workshops for administrators and elementary educators, head over to the events calendar. But the main subject of today’s post is Code.org’s Professional Learning Program. This intensive, year-long learning experience prepares middle and high school educators to teach Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or […]

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Teachers go inside STEM industries with the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program

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STEM educators know it can be difficult showing students how classroom learning can lead to real-world jobs. Professionals with STEM-related careers might not be available for school visits. And taking a whole class on a factory tour is not always feasible. But what if the teacher takes the factory tour, learning about and documenting the job opportunities, and carries that knowledge back to the classroom? That’s the goal of the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP). Funded by a grant […]

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Changes at Chase STEMM Academy create impressive gains

Good things are happening fast at Chase STEMM Academy. The K-8 building in the Toledo Public district earned an overall grade of “B” on its latest School Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), after logging an “F” in 2015. Chase also has received statewide honors, being named an Ohio School to Watch by ODE and earning the department’s Momentum Award. How has the urban school come so far so quickly? We asked principal Jack Hunter about the […]

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