LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: School leaders

Aimee Kennedy: Summit stands out

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by Dr. Aimee Kennedy, Senior Vice-President for Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle I’ve visited a lot of schools in my career, but Summit Public Schools still stands out. Four years ago I first learned about the school. Sitting in a large conference room, I heard CEO Diane Tavenner, talking about how her schools implement an innovation model that is grounded in the lean start up methodology.  I remember thinking that my own school, and so many of our […]

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MakerMinded is coming to Ohio

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Today, we’re proud to announce another step forward for STEM in Ohio. In August, the MakerMinded program will launch to show Ohio students the STEM side of modern manufacturing. In MakerMinded, students complete interactive lessons where they learn about STEM and manufacturing, earning points for their school. Our friends at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network launched the program there just last year. They’ve already attracted 100 schools and 1,000+ active users. One-hundred schools, we can beat that, right Ohio? If […]

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Faculty member of leaders institute: “STEM isn’t just one more thing”

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The deadline to apply online for the 2017-18 Ohio Innovative Leaders Institute (ILI) is April 3. The ILI is one of the few specialized training programs where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals. Have you been thinking about applying but have questions? To find out more about the program, we contacted ILI faculty member Dee Martindale, principal at Hebron Elementary School in Hebron, Ohio. Dee was also the founding principal of the award-winning Summit Road STEM […]

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Catholic educators on STEM and Battelle institute for leaders

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Incorporating STEM into a school curriculum can be challenging for administrators and faculty members. But are the challenges any different for educators at a private, religious school than for those at a public school? To find out, we contacted two educators at St. Wendelin, a K-12 Catholic school in Fostoria, Ohio, which is in the Toledo Catholic Diocese. Cathy Krupp, principal, and Donald Elswick, STEM coordinator, collaborated on their answers to our questions about adding STEM-based education in their classrooms. […]

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Governor presents innovation awards to STEM schools and others

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Congratulations to each of the seven schools identified by Governor Kasich for the Governor’s School Innovation Awards. In conversations with the school leaders and students, Governor Kasich highlighted the ways each school helped students by tapping into their passions, building resilience, and preparing them for the workplace. A special shout call-out to the three members of the Ohio STEM Learning who were part of the group acclaimed for creative approaches to education. See below for a peek into the unique […]

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Ohio will now recognize STEM elementary schools

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by Aimee Kennedy, Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning & Philanthropy at Battelle In leadership, one of the first lessons you learn is the importance of small changes. Many times, the solution isn’t a radical change. Instead, small changes the first step and, if well chosen, can have huge impacts. One of those small, powerful changes happened in Governor Kasich’s office on Thursday. The Governor signed Senate Bill 3, enacting a series of changes to Ohio’s laws for schools. You can […]

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Rural leaders in STEM: Northwestern Local Schools

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OSLN sat down with Northwestern Local Schools’ superintendent and principals in West Salem, Ohio for a chat about rural STEM implementation. Their robust STEM programming draws hundreds of students from 13 area districts, open enrolling to take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded under the direction of Superintendent Layton. Elementary Principal Julie McCumber recalls when STEM was first introduced in the classroom. Teachers presented third graders with an open-ended problem to solve as part of a STEM-focused lesson. McCumber remembers […]

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#CSforall challenge with Code.org

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This year, the Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle are official regional partners with the national computer science non-profit Code.org. Throughout the last year, we’ve been offering trainings and meetups to further computer science in Ohio. Now, it’s time to have a little fun. To celebrate Computer Science Education week this December 5-11, we’re running a competition. Thanks to Code.org, we have a box of goodies and we want to give them out to you. Every day, we’ll give out […]

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Challenging more schools to fight opioid abuse

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Last month, we wrote about a call for creating design challenges for STEM schools focused on Ohio’s opioid crisis. Today, we are proud to announce that we are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Education to open the opioid design challenge to more schools. Many of our Ohio STEM schools have joined the fight against opioid abuse by signing up to participate in the design challenge. To join them, fill out the form at www.osln.org/design. Share your work with us on Twitter […]

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Thinking through back-to-school psychology with Dr. Lisa Hinkelman

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A new academic year can be an exciting time for some students and an anxious one for others. And, as the newness wears off, all kids can become bored with their classes. How can teachers — and parents — help their students maintain an eagerness to go to school and to learn? To provide some insight, we contacted counselor Lisa Hinkelman, founder and executive director of the Dublin, Ohio-based girls’ empowerment program Ruling Our eXperiences and author of “Girls Without […]

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