STEM Rural Ohio Fellowship

Elevating the self-efficacy and capacity of rural educators

Educators know that learning is at its best when students can find a personal connection to their work.  The year-long STEM Rural Ohio Fellowship uses a cohort model to help members learn about, reflect upon, and inform their local STEM educational landscape. Through the study of place-based learning, teachers will develop targeted solutions that build upon local resources and address current challenges within their own communities.  

 
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Focus areas

Place-based Learning, Community Partnerships, Teacher Supports,  STEM Integration, Family Engagement

Strategies and outcomes

  • Connect your teaching practice to local needs in STEM by creating a new place-based unit built around your region
  • Get support by joining a cohort of peers within your region to support each other and promote local place-based learning
  • Connect students to local jobs and local STEM opportunities by building key local contacts for STEM learning within your community

Grant details

Eligibility

Applicants must: 

  • Be currently employed as a classroom teacher
  • Work in districts in one of the following counties:
    • Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize,  Belmont, Coshocton, Darke, Defiance, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Meigs, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Putnam, Ross, Scioto, Van Wert, Vinton, Washington, Williams
  • Upon acceptance, provide a letter of support from the school principal to participate in the program.

Expectations

There is a $600 stipend for this professional development opportunity.  To receive stipend, you must:

  • Attend all regional meetings (virtual and in-person) 
  • Attend one-day wrap up event in Columbus, Ohio in April 2023
  • Complete all program tasks and activities
  • Create and implement a place-based learning unit during the course of the 2022-2023 school year with the support of Ohio STEM Learning Network

The first cohort meetings will be held regionally. 

  • Southeast Ohio Hub:  October 2022 (Date TBD)
  • Northwest Ohio Hub: November 2022 (Date TBD)

Deadline

The 2022-2023 cohort is limited to 30 participants.  

The initial application deadline is August 15, 2022.

Additional applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022 or until the cohort is filled.  Participants will be notified on or before October 10, 2022. 

If travel cost is a barrier to your participation in the program, OSLN Travel Grants may help cover costs. 

Eligibility

Applicants must: 

  • Be currently employed as a classroom teacher
  • Work in districts in one of the following counties:
    • Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize,  Belmont, Coshocton, Darke, Defiance, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Meigs, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Putnam, Ross, Scioto, Van Wert, Vinton, Washington, Williams
  • Upon acceptance, provide a letter of support from the school principal to participate in the program.

Expectations

There is a $600 stipend for this professional development opportunity.  To receive stipend, you must:

  • Attend all regional meetings (virtual and in-person) 
  • Attend one-day wrap up event in Columbus, Ohio in April 2023
  • Complete all program tasks and activities
  • Create and implement a place-based learning unit during the course of the 2022-2023 school year with the support of Ohio STEM Learning Network

The first cohort meetings will be held regionally. 

  • Southeast Ohio Hub:  October 2022 (Date TBD)
  • Northwest Ohio Hub: November 2022 (Date TBD)

Deadline

The 2022-2023 cohort is limited to 30 participants.  

The initial application deadline is August 15, 2022.

Additional applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022 or until the cohort is filled.  Participants will be notified on or before October 10, 2022. 

If travel cost is a barrier to your participation in the program, OSLN Travel Grants may help cover costs. 

STEM Rural Ohio Fellowship

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