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Spotlighting upcoming OSLN sessions

The 2018 Connections to Education conference is just about two weeks away. Today is the last day for early bird pricing, so if you haven’t already reserved your spot, order today! (Note: OSLN schools are eligible for 50% off discount, click here to receive the code.)

Several of the sessions feature STEM experts from around the network or high-quality STEM resources collected by Battelle. Read on for the descriptions of these seven STEM sessions or check out https://2018connectionstoeducationconfer.sched.com to see the entire lineup.

More than 550 Ohio educators have already registered, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get up to speed on STEM, CTE, and more.

Time Session Title Presenter Brief Description Add to your schedule
Tuesday, July 24
9:30am – 10:30am
Regent 1
Going Beyond Project-Based Learning: Students as Scientists Dr. Bob Midden, BGSU In this session, participants will learn how to engage students using citizen science research projects that offer first-hand experience in true scientific discovery. Session on sched.com
Tuesday, July 24
10:45am – 11:45am
Juniper C
Where STEM and CTE Meet: Strategies that Engage Minds at Collins Career Technical Center Andrea Zaph, Carrie Hess Learn how CCTC’s Academy Model allows teachers more flexibility to integrate standards with career technical competencies to provide relevant, authentic learning opportunities. Session on sched.com
Tuesday, July 24
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Magnolia
“Making” the Connection:  Igniting student interest in Advanced Manufacturing skills and job opportunities Heather Sherman The Advanced Manufacturing industry offers opportunities ranging from medical device design, sustainability engineering to autonomous vehicle design and manufacturing. Learn how to spark and strengthen student interest in a variety of Advanced Manufacturing jobs through work-based learning programs, field trips, and competitions like MakerMinded. Session on sched.com
Tuesday, July 24
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Juniper B
CS4OH with Code.org Kelly Gaier Evans Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog, or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm or learn how the Internet works. Battelle has partnered with Code.org to work at ensuring every student in every school has access to computer science education! Join us and learn more about what Computer Science is and how to get members of your staff prepared to teach computer science. Session on sched.com
Wednesday, July 25
8:00am – 9:00am
Juniper B
Mission STEM: Free opportunities for Ohio students This session has been canceled and replaced with Drone Racing – the next generation of STEM. Please visit the Battelle booth or contact Stephanie Johnson at johnsonsa@battelle.org for more information about the Army’s STEM programming. Session on sched.com
Wednesday, July 25
8:00am – 9:00am
Juniper B
Added 7/18: Drone Racing – the next generation of STEM Matt Ehrhardt, Will Nickley Building, racing, crashing and upgrading drones motivates students to learn STEM and work as a team. Join us to learn how 12 schools, 2 hobbyist racing teams, and 1 ESC in Northern OH are pioneering STEM sports and attracting a new generation of kids who are unafraid of failure! Session on sched.com
Wednesday, July 25
9:15am – 10:15am
Juniper C
STEM careers in Ohio’s #1 industry Jane Hunt, Mary Buehler, Courtney Hovest, Em Sowles Learn how to engage students with hands on STEM activities.  Participants will have a chance to experience student-ready activities including testing biodiesel, flying “paper airplane” drones, modeling GMOs and engineering solutions to soil compaction.  The sharing of these lessons around the state is sponsored by a Battelle grant and matching funds from the Ohio Soybean Council. Session on sched.com
Wednesday, July 25
10:30am – 11:30am
Juniper A
Science in the building, STEM in your classroom Aimee Kennedy Battelle is the one of the world’s largest scientific and engineering organizations. In education, this non-profit helps schools make the most of the promise of quality STEM education. Learn how Battelle has helped schools in Ohio and Tennessee do more. From the Innovative Leaders Institute to new school design to custom professional development, find out how to get the resources of Battelle into your classroom. Session on sched.com

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