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Webinar: Three school leaders share tips for design challenge success

Interested in participating in the 2020 #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge but need to learn more? Join our technical assistance webinar on December 12th from 4:00- 5:00 pm to hear from administrators at three schools. These schools all participated in previous design challenges. And all three are participating in this year’s challenge. These experts will provide key insights at the school and classroom level. This webinar will discuss: Managing the design challenge at a school level Activities you can do to engage […]

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Cleveland teacher Claudene McCoy on computer science, finding confidence

It’s a busy time for computer science in Ohio. The first ever Computer Science Advocacy day at the Ohio Statehouse will be held on December 10, 2019. Learn more about the event here. For computer science workshops for administrators and elementary educators, head over to the events calendar. But the main subject of today’s post is Code.org’s Professional Learning Program. This intensive, year-long learning experience prepares middle and high school educators to teach Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or […]

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Join us for Computer Science Advocacy Day at the Statehouse

Computer Science opens more doors than any other discipline. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to healthcare. Seventy-one percent (71%) of all U.S. jobs require digital skills. High-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and largest sector of all new wages in the U.S. This holds true in our home state. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association, Ohio is ranked 10th in the country in both net tech employment and net tech employment job gains.1 […]

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Teachers go inside STEM industries with the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program

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STEM educators know it can be difficult showing students how classroom learning can lead to real-world jobs. Professionals with STEM-related careers might not be available for school visits. And taking a whole class on a factory tour is not always feasible. But what if the teacher takes the factory tour, learning about and documenting the job opportunities, and carries that knowledge back to the classroom? That’s the goal of the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP). Funded by a grant […]

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Fall STEM events: Computer science, problem-based learning, and more

Check out these professional development opportunities from around the state. For a detailed list, visit the Ohio STEM Learning Network Events calendar: https://osln.org/events Want to get your event listed? Submit here. Code.org Information Sessions for Administrators This workshop is intended for K-12 School principals, instructional leaders, curriculum specialists, CTE directors, school guidance counselors, and/or other school administrators.  Learn why all Ohio students should be learning Computer Science, how to access Code.org’s FREE high-quality curriculum, and experience Computer Science firsthand by […]

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Changes at Chase STEMM Academy create impressive gains

Good things are happening fast at Chase STEMM Academy. The K-8 building in the Toledo Public district earned an overall grade of “B” on its latest School Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), after logging an “F” in 2015. Chase also has received statewide honors, being named an Ohio School to Watch by ODE and earning the department’s Momentum Award. How has the urban school come so far so quickly? We asked principal Jack Hunter about the […]

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Updated STEM and STEAM designation materials including application, timeline, and new info session

The Ohio STEM Learning Network collaborates with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to support the STEM/STEAM school designation process.  STE(A)M designation is written into Ohio law, and the law defines the contents of the applications for STE(A)M school designation. Periodically, the Ohio STEM Learning Network and ODE make clarifications to the application process, including updating the application itself. A new STE(A)M designation application was approved by the Ohio STEM Committee, the group of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders […]

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