Digital Literacy Workshop

Provided by the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)-Akron Hub, this  three-day, 21st Century learning professional experience focuses on designing a digitally informed environment of collaboration among learners. Visual art, information literacy, and technology standards integrate to support learning using creative and critical thinking in PBL, STEM, research, and technology, as well as inquiry settings in all content areas. This course sets the stage for the use of technology, internet, research applications, instructional tools, and Web 2.0 presentation resources. Working in […]

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Project SMART

The Project SMART (Science Modeling to Advance Reasoning-based Teaching for Middle School Physical Science)  is a weeklong Professional Development opportunity for middle school science teachers to learn more about implementing recommended pedagogy in their classrooms that meets state and national standards for physical science. Funding has been used to support the creation of modeling-based physical science units. Participants will receive 5 units of standard based curriculum for grades 6 – 8, a stipend of $450, classroom materials, and 60 CEU’s. The […]

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Project: W.R.I.G.H.T, Project Based Learning Symposium

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an authentic way to engage students in rigorous and relevant learning.   Whether you are an administrator whose school is adopting a PBL model or you are a teacher interested in energizing the work you do with students, this day-long event will offer you the chance to attend your choice of concurrent sessions where local educators and administrators will share PBL best practices.  You will leave with concrete examples of projects, inspiration from other teachers and […]

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Top tweets from schools leaders chat

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Educators answer: What’s the STEM network do for you?

Over the past year, we’ve been visiting many of the schools and STEM training centers that make up the Ohio STEM Learning Network. From principals, to teachers, to STEM leaders, we’ve asked each of them: What does the Ohio STEM Learning Network provide for you? Here’s what they had to say.

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Trainings open to Ohio teachers

College Ready by BattelleEd trainings now open to all Ohio schools.

Register now for the training series the Ohio Department of Education selected as a key provider of training to 14 schools in 2014.

Piloted  at some of Ohio’s most innovative schools, a team from your school can take part in this popular, hands-on training series.

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Ohio adds new STEM schools!

Ohio already has a powerful portfolio of innovative schools helping create educational experiences that prepare every student for what’s next after graduation.

This week, that portfolio got a little bigger. The Ohio STEM Committee, a council of state-appointed policymakers, agency directors and business leaders, met Thursday, April 10 to review applications from prospective “STEM schools.” The committee considered applications from nine new schools for its official STEM school designation.

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$20,000 for STEM in Akron

Yesterday, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) – Akron Hub announced The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Akron Hub’s spring 2014 Professional Development Series. Read the full press release here. To learn more about what this grant means for STEM education in Akron and the greater community, we called up hub director Alison White.

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Apply now for the STEM Leaders Academy!

Through the STEM Leaders Academy, principals and other administrators can learn from the educators behind some of the most innovative and effective schools in Ohio and Tennessee. This free training is available thanks to support from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle.

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Prove it! How to teach student-led math

The classroom is busy. Questions, answers, even laughter fill a space at Metro Early College in Columbus, Ohio. But the members of the class aren’t students, at least not most of the time. Instead, they’re teachers from some of Ohio’s most innovative schools – joined together through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, an organization founded in 2007 with help from Battelle and other supporters of STEM education.

For the last two days, these teachers have taken on the character of eighth grade math students. They’re playing this role to get some first-hand experience with a new way of teaching math, developed by the Mathematics Design Collaborative.

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