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Design Challenge: How to run your school showcase

How to run your school showcase A hallmark of a successful design challenge is the exhibition of student learning, or, showcase. This is where students get to present and defend their solution to an authentic audience. We have asked all schools participating in the #STEMfeedsOhio design challenge to host a school showcase. Following the school showcases, we will invite select teams from schools to participate in the statewide showcase at Battelle. Though each school can decide how to run their […]

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Design challenge: Prototyping requirements and tips from engineers

We’re picking up our series of Design Cycle posts today to talk about creating prototypes.  In October, we talked about defining the problem. In November, we provided you with a variety of resources on food insecurity to help students research the problem, and in December, we covered the next two steps of the process, imagining possible solutions and creating a plan by selecting a solution that looks promising. The next step of the design cycle is to build a prototype.  […]

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Tell us if you’re participating in the 2019 #STEMfeedsOhio Design Challenge

This past August we, alongside Ohio Soybean Farmers and Ohio Corn and Wheat, introduced this year’s design challenge: Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world. We invite students from all across Ohio from all grades to tackle the issue of food security. We have spent the past couple months explaining the issue, calling out resources on the topic, and ways to engage the design cycle in choosing a solution. As […]

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Design challenge: Students “imagine” and “plan” with us through the design cycle

We’ve walked through the first two steps of the design process, defining and researching the problem. Today, we’re back to talk about the next few steps of the process—imagining and planning the solution of the problem. These stages are the most exciting parts of the design process, but they can also be the most difficult. To help us understand these stages, we reached out to two schools who participated in last year’s design challenge. First, let’s talk about the imagine […]

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Answers to your questions about the 2019 Ohio Design Challenge

This week, we’re featuring a roundup of frequently asked questions about this year’s design challenge—from setting up your school showcase, to participating in the Battelle showcase in May. Once you’re done reading, please complete this form and fill us in about your school’s participation. Q: What are the requirements for design challenge projects? Each school will implement their design challenge in their own context, so we expect some differences. : There a few basic requirements we ask every school to […]

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Send us your Design Challenge questions!

This week, we’re taking a break from our Design Challenge Design Cycle posts to check in and see what questions you have about participating in the Food Security Design Challenge at your school. Next Thursday, we will provide a FAQ page with answers to your questions. From what we’ve heard already, you have questions like: “How do I organize a school-wide showcase” and “What do we need to do to participate in the state-wide showcase at Battelle” and “when is […]

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Resources and more for the 2019 Food Security Design Challenge

Just two weeks ago, we hosted a full day of programming on the 2019 Ohio Design Challenge with our design challenge partners, Ohio Soybean Farmers and Ohio Corn and Wheat. We had a great group and learned about many resources students can use toward this year’s challenge: Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world. As a reminder, the design challenge process moves through steps. First, you define the problem. Just […]

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Design challenge: Help students focus with a design brief

Leading a design challenge can be daunting, especially when the problem is complex and wide-ranging. This year’s Ohio Design Challenge is no different: Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world. Food security can cover issues like how we grow food, how we transport it, and how it’s distributed. With a topic this big, students can get stuck. One of the best ways to help is to […]

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Central Ohio middle schoolers to imagine the future of transportation

Who is going to build the future of transportation? In central Ohio, they might be in middle school. We love design challenges at the OSLN – that’s why we’re running our own to solve food insecurity. This month, Columbus City Schools and SMART Columbus joined in on the fun. They launched a new design challenge focused on public transportation in Ohio’s capitol. The challenge asks a central question: how can technology be used to create a transportation system that provides […]

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Oct. 18 OSLN Convening sessions announced, registration closes soon

As we get closer to our OSLN Convening October 18th, we wanted to share more details about the great day we have planned for you.  This convening is a perfect opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend the day learning about Food Security, Agriculture, and running a successful Design Challenge. Oh, and it’s free! But register soon. We’ll close registration on Oct. 11 OR when we reach capacity at 100 participants. At this time, we have more than 80 RVSP’s, so […]

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