The statewide #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge has launched!


Akron student creates social media filter to promote engaged learning

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Keeping students engaged in remote learning is one of the biggest challenges that educators and parents face during the pandemic. To tackle this problem, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, the Ohio Department of Education and Harvard University’s Proving Ground have created the Stay in the Game! Network. The network aims to promote students’ success by emphasizing the need for their daily school attendance, either in-person or virtual, and their fully engaged participation. In the 2020-2021 school year, the Stay in the […]

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Recognize impactful educators with the 2021 Ohio STEM Excellence Awards

Do you have a phenomenal STEM educator in your building? Is there an outstanding leader in your school or district that encourages innovation? Is your colleague leading the charge in advocating for STEM? Applications for our 2021 OSLN STEM Excellence Awards are now open! The STEM Excellence Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district administrator, and an outstanding advocate for STEM education. Help us find the trailblazers in your community who are expanding access to quality STEM education. The […]

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It’s time! Join these schools and show how #STEMpowersOhio

The #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge will connect your students to hands-on learning, community partners, and more. Since launching the challenge in September, participating schools have joined us and our partners for special educators professional development events, built lessons using our portal, and worked together to share STEM tips. All these efforts help Ohio students work to reimagine energy production and/or consumption to improve your communities. Now, it’s time to get your registration submitted. Whether you’re a school or […]

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Bio-Med Science Academy share their plans for the virtual #STEMpowersOhio Challenge

With all the pandemic protocols, teachers might say that this school year has been a real challenge. But some STEM teachers in Ohio are taking on a specific challenge, asking their students to reimagine energy production and/or consumption to improve their community. It’s the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge and it asks students to explore the topic of energy. Julie Hunter, sixth-grade science instructor at Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School in northeastern Ohio’s Portage County, is […]

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#STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge: Next Steps for Participating Schools

Will your school join the #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge? Not sure how to get started? Below is a reminder about timelines and a collection of resources to help you dive in and get moving on this engaging student design challenge. First, here is an update about the challenge timeline – there is still time to participate this year. The registration deadline is February 15th.  We already have more than 30 schools registered – but we would love to have […]

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2021-2022 professional development opens, apply now!

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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 to join’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program.’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. Participants will […]

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New leader of the Ohio Afterschool Network talks plans, priorities, and STEM

The challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic for everyone involved in traditional PreK-12 schooling in Ohio – including administrators, teachers, students and parents – have been well-documented in the news media. But what about those who run afterschool programs? How have these educators fared during the past 10 months? Some have considered this difficult period as an opportunity for change and growth, says Michele Ritchlin. The recently appointed executive director of the Ohio Afterschool Network, which is based in Delaware, […]

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