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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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STEM school starter guide: Your first design challenge

So you’re ready to start a STEM program at your school, where do you begin? In just 3-4 weeks, you can organize your own design challenge to get teachers and students thinking with a STEM mindset.

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Starting out $30,000 in debt? Don’t just blame your college

When a student graduates high school, we expect them to be able to choose one of three paths: college, a job, or starting their own business. For many students, it seems clear that high school alone has only prepared them for a fourth option: none of the above. Today’s high school diploma just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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Why Global Impact STEM Academy rocks in just three minutes

Just over a year ago, the momentum started to build around the Springfield community’s vision for their own new STEM school: The Global Impact STEM Academy

Today, that school’s a reality. What’s it like? Awesome. But don’t just take it from me.

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Students explore digital photography

by Aimee Kennedy, Battelle Vice-President of Education and STEM Learning Early this year, Battelle helped support a coalition of Columbus arts organizations who came together to reach more kids through an alliance they call “Surge Columbus.”  We’re starting to see some of the early results of this new program and, I’ve got to tell you, they look great. One of the first events was a Saturday excursion where kids got to work one-on-one with an accomplished Columbus photographer. For the […]

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School offers a haven for bullied students

Yesterday, NBC4 anchor Cabot Rea stopped by the Metro Early College High School in Columbus to talk with students about bullying. He talked with many students who said the high-achieving school, founded by Battelle and Ohio State University, provided them with a safe haven from the bullying they experienced at other schools. WCMH: News, Weather, and Sports for Columbus, Ohio To learn more about Metro as a place to enroll your child or about how you can support this great […]

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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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To create digitally literate students, Akron trains teachers

Will today’s students be “digitally literate?” Only if their teachers are. That’s the central conviction of a training organized this week by the Ohio STEM Learning Network – Akron Hub. Students (like most people) learn best by doing. That’s why many Ohio teachers are working hard to create classes where students do much more than fill out worksheets. Instead, class time is spent building model airplanes, researching topics, and finding ways to answer tough questions. Called problem-based learning, it’s one […]

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Aug. 22: Metro welcomes middle school students

The Ohio STEM Learning Network was founded, in part, to help expand off the model laid out by Metro Early College High School in Columbus. In just two weeks, that school will pass a major milestone. Teachers and staff will welcome the 131 students that make up Metro’s very first class of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. And you’re invited! Click the image below or visit www.themetroschool.org/aug22 to sign up.  

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Math matters, help students learn more

The Ohio STEM Learning Network has begun training Ohio math teachers in the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) tool.

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