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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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Events, resources, and last call to register for 2020 design challenge

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Will your school join the #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge? These resources will connect you to industry partners and bolster your programming on your way to the design challenge’s culminating event: The Student Solutions Showcase at Battelle. At the recent P3 Applied training, the PAST Foundation partnered with diverse organizations to highlight how smart mobility is integral to the modern workforce. Each of these partner organizations offers unique programs and models to guide students of today into the future. Panelists from Akron Children’s […]

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

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 Code.org’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program. 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 Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) […]

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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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Report: How Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools measure up (2018-2019)

Each year, we combine the data reported by the Ohio Department of Education with surveys of Ohio’s STEM and STEAM designated schools. This provides a detailed picture of Ohio’s growing and diverse community of schools. In each of these 69 schools, students experience a model that pairs career preparation with innovative teaching, college credits, industry credentials, and local business needs. Here are just a few of the key highlights from this year’s report. Inside Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools: Students earned more […]

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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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