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Teacher Claudene McCoy: Computer science education bridges the equity gap

“This is about bridging the achievement gap. This is about bridging the equity gap – getting more students involved in computer science. ” Claudene McCoy  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 Science […]

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Applications closing soon for paid teacher externships, computer science cohort, and leadership institute

Time is running out to get your applications in for STEM professional development this year! The Ohio STEM Learning Network has three programs accepting applications now. Applications will close soon for many of these spring 2020 opportunities. Summer STEM externship: Apply for a summer externship at a local STEM company through the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program. Educators in the program will complete 3-5 day externship in the summer, develop a new problem-based learning unit, and implement that new unit […]

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Come see us at #OETC20

The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) starts tomorrow. We have enjoyed meeting many STEM educators and leaders at this major event. Want to connect? Join us at the two sessions detailed below. OETC’s theme for 2020 is “Focusing Our I’s.” For 22 years, the conference has detailed many different classroom technology integrations and new inventions. This year, OETC concentrates on how to help educators incorporate tech tools they already have. Our sessions fit right into that theme. The Ohio STEM […]

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Students, policymakers to gather at first Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium

Ohio, with its storied history in the field of human flight, would seem the perfect place for research in the next bold step in air transportation – autonomous flight. This next breakthrough in air travel, and what is happening in the field in Ohio and worldwide, will be discussed at the upcoming Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium. The speakers and panelists at the symposium, which will take place Feb. 27 at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center on Ohio […]

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Central Ohio organizations: Battelle STEM Grant Program open now

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Every year, Battelle supports organizations that create STEM integrated, standards based informal education programs. Battelle, which also manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network, looks to provide new and continuing support to organizations around Central Ohio in 2020. Previous grant winners include Maurice Womack, an engineer-educator working to eradicate STEM deserts throughout America through hands-on, online learning, and Rhonda Willford Eberst, a librarian who created the Summit STEM Living Library Museum and author of I Survived Pompeii.  Applications are now open for […]

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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 educators 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 your […]

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