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STEM schools taking applications

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Looking for an education that prepares your young student for the 21st century world? Consider one of Ohio’s STEM schools. Each school includes a focus on hands-on learning, internships, and early college.

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Partners sought for Army STEM programs

Welcome to 2016, readers! In addition to managing this network, Battelle is the lead organization in a project with the U.S. Army: the Army Educational Outreach Program or AEOP for short.

We chat with Battelle’s David Burns about a opportunity through the Army Educational Outreach Program
We chat with Battelle’s David Burns about an opportunity through the Army Educational Outreach Program
Later this year, that project will make awards of up to $50,000 to partnering organizations to increase participation in the programs particularly by underserved and underrepresented students. Before taking applications, Battelle’s looking to compile a list of potential partners. This process is formally called a Request for Information or RFI.

The RFI is short (just 12 questions long) but due quickly. All responses need to be in by January 16, 2016.

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New Metro school recognized

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by Aimee Kennedy On Friday, Dispatch reporter Shannon Gilchrist published a story about her visit to the Metro Institute of Technology, a new STEM school created by Metro Early College, Franklin University, and Battelle. I’m excited about the school’s potential and as I read the piece there were three things that leaped out at me as critical pieces of its early success. #1: Students make the best advocates Schools serve many different groups including parents and the community as a whole. The most interesting details […]

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Educators, learn policy through this fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in Washington, DC, in a federal agency or US congressional office. Einstein Fellows use their classroom experience and knowledge to contribute to federal STEM education programs. In the process, they develop a better understanding of the national STEM education landscape and enhance their skills as STEM educators and leaders.

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Check out the Ohio School Improvement Institute Nov. 19 & 20

We’ve worked with Ohio High Schools that Work on delivering resources to teachers.  They’ve got a major conference coming up in a few weeks so we grabbed some time with Joyce Odor, a Regional Coordinator with the group, to get more detail. Kelly, from Battelle Education, will be presenting at the conference on our new project with the Literacy Design Collaborative on science education. Read about it here. Welcome Joyce! Tell us about the Ohio School Improvement Institute. The 16th Annual Ohio […]

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Tour Ohio’s STEM schools

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Ohio is a leader in STEM and innovative education. Schools within the Ohio STEM Learning Network are opening their doors this fall to educators across the state.

We’ve organized a big push for tours in November and December and can offer you more than ten different tours over the next two months.

Visitors will get a chance to take a look at the school structure, peek inside classrooms, and talk to students, teachers, and administrators. Registration is required.

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3 tips for great STEM presentations

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Every year, the Connect for Success conference brings more than 1,200 educators to Columbus to lay the groundwork for the coming school year.

The organizer, Battelle For Kids, has issued a call for presenters to the conference in June 2016. We’ll be helping out at the conference again this year, aiming to add our knowledge to recruit and guide great presentations on the impact of effective STEM.

If you’re thinking about applying, here are my three takeaways from looking back on STEM at last year’s Connect for Success conference.

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