The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network invite school administrators and staff to participate in a four-part webinar series to gain a deeper understanding of the pillars of STEM and how these strategies support all students, in all schools. These webinars will guide leaders to understand how STEM education transcends content areas, resulting in a shift in the way students engage in learning from kindergarten to graduation. To help us prepare for these webinars, please RSVP here.
Sept. 30: Exploring the quality model for STEM/STEAM schools
What distinguishes a STEM/STEAM school from other schools? Kimberly Bell and Heather Sherman will engage participants in an overview of how culture, curriculum and connection work together to support STEM best practices for a school-wide approach.
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Oct. 14: Creating a culture of innovation to support STEM best practices
Shifting a school and community culture towards a STEM/STEAM mindset is a team effort. STEM leaders will share tangible ways to shift a school and community culture to include innovation, entrepreneurship, inquiry and collaboration. Topics will include building a school-wide design cycle, supporting teacher innovation in the classroom engaging parents and guardians in the process.
Oct. 28: Beyond Project-Based Learning: What does teaching and learning look like in a STEM school?
STEM and PBL go hand-in-hand, but what does it mean to implement project/problem-based learning and more? STEM leaders from across Ohio will guide participants through a deep dive into PBL and demonstrate how it is used a launch pad to personalizing student learning.
Nov. 11: Building community partnerships to provide real-world context
How can partnerships deepen the education experience for students and the community? Participants will learn the role of partnerships in STEM from the Quality Model for STEM and STEAM schools. We will explore the nature of partnerships, provide time to brainstorm and share potential partnerships based on curriculum, events, and community needs. STEM Leaders from Ohio’s STEM designated schools will share their experiences and how community partnerships positively impact learning for all students.