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Learn about STEM at Connect for Success

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The Connect for Success conference is just around the corner. Wednesday and Thursday, the conference will bring together hundreds of educators. And STEM will be there.

Throughout the conference, we're asking: "How do you #makeSTEM at your school?"

Throughout the conference, we’re asking: “How do you #makeSTEM at your school?” and sharing the answers at @OSLN

The Ohio STEM Learning Network represents more than 40 STEM schools across the state. Through the network, schools gain access to trainings for teachers and administrators, events for students, and grant partnerships.

Battelle, the science and technology non-profit which manages this network, sponsored a track for STEM. Thanks to that support, we’re bringing nineteen top-quality STEM presentations to the conference. If you’re coming to Connect for Success to find ways of bringing STEM to your students, we’ve got you covered.

The first 200 attendees who participate in a STEM session and visit the Battelle booth will also get a special conference gift. We’ll see you soon!

STEM sessions (and presenter Twitter accounts)

Wednesday, June 7

9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Designing culture: Using the design process with students for purpose Becky Ashe, L&N STEM Academy, Tim Childers, L&N STEM Academy; Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room, 2nd Floor
A learning experience reciprocated—The STEM Industry Council (SINC) summer internship program Joel Nelson, Columbus State Community College, Howard Greene, The Ohio State University; Barbara Otti and Joyce Johnson, CCI Engineering Services; Cheryl Cooper, Columbus City Schools, and Thaddeus Jones, Northland High School; Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Targeting 21st century skills in content classrooms Ben Graber, National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM High School and Sandra Wilder, Akron Public Schools; Traditions Room – 2nd Floor
Choice matters: How to use the power of student-driven creation to learn for life Seth Dunn, STEM at Baldwin Road Middle School; Round Room, 3rd Floor
Making connections between your Fablab and standards (Session canceled) Sarah P. Wallace, Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab; Hays Cape, 3rd Floor
Differentiation through a “STEM”posium structure Dina Popa, Cassandra Hanna, Krissa Duhon, and Kathleen Metcalf, National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM High School – Akron Public Schools; Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Career Tech pathways lead to hope and purpose Andrea Zaph and Jaime Chafin, The STEM Academy of Lawrence County at Collins Career Technical Center; Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room, 2nd Floor
Design thinking, powerful learning: Practical application and tools for problem-based learning Thomie Timmons and Mary Ellen Weeks, Office of Innovation, Reynoldsburg City Schools; Senate Chamber Room, 2nd Floor
Between you, me, and the gate post—How STEM schools can impact and engage students from diverse backgrounds Anthony Alston, Metro Early College High School; Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
The “scoop” on SCOPES (Science Co-Operative of Physicians and Elementary Students) Jenni Domo and Dana Letts, Unioto Elementary School SCOPES Academy; Great Hall Meeting Room 3, 1st Floor
A taste of STEM: Three innovative instructional practices to enjoy Kelly Gaier-Evans, Battelle; Hays Cape, 3rd Floor
STEM in every classroom? Implementation of a county-wide STEM challenge! Karen Rose and  Wendi Moorman, Mercer County ESC; Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd Floor

Thursday, June 8

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Move the world: Purposeful STEM education with a transportation twist Brianna Fisher, Knox County Schools; Suzanne M. Scharer Room, 3rd Floor
Moving from design thinking to design challenges Meka Pace, Metro Early College High School, Krista Miller, Metro Early College Middle School, Andy Allmandinger, Metro Institute of Technology; Tanya R. Rutner, 3rd Floor
STEM, it’s elementary! David Burns, Battelle, Holly Lavender, Ohio Department of Education, Sandy Watkins, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, Dee Martindale, Hebron Elementary; Hays Cape, 3rd Floor
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
How to make friends and keep them: The development and sustainability of partnerships in education Sam Crews, Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) Akron Hub; Great Hall Meeting Room 3, 1st Floor
Innovation—The bridge between ELA and STEM Allison Volz, Columbus City Schools, Sandra Guinto, Reynoldsburg City Schools and Jessica Sharp, Buckeye Valley Local Schools; Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room, 2nd Floor
1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Using Google tools in the classroom Dr. Jason Beach, Tennessee Tech University; Tanya R. Rutner, 3rd Floor
3 to 4 p.m.
STEM game changer: Increasing relevance for academics through STEM career awareness Joshua Sneiderman and Dr. Dane Boyington, Thinking Media/Learning Blade; Hays Cape, 3rd Floor

Full conference program

There’s much more than STEM at the conference. The best way to find your way around Connect for Success is the Guidebook app, available here.

Prefer PDFs? Here’s the full program from conference organizer Battelle for Kids.

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