LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Teachers

Meet the winners of the 2019 STEM Excellence Awards

For the second year, we’re proud to recognize four leaders from around the network. A teacher, a principal, an innovator, and an advocate each accepted commendation for their dedication to improving education in our state. Below, read the formal release from Battelle praising these important leaders. 2019 Ohio STEM Excellence Awards Unveiled COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 13, 2019)—The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) has recognized the four winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards.” These awards recognize outstanding teachers, school leaders, or education advocates […]

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Look back at 2018 OSLN innovators, 2019 nominations due today

Last year, we recognized Melissa Drury, Amanda Gillespie and Susan Stearns for their extensive achievements in expanding STEM education in Ohio. Melissa and Susan both have written in pieces for the OSLN blog and Amanda was interviewed in 2017 by her local paper. To help inspire you to nominate a educator in your school or community, we’ve gathered together these conversations with the 2018 winners. Girls build apps at techie camp with Melissa Drury, 2018 recipient of the Excellence in […]

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Recognize an excellent Ohio STEM teacher, leader, or advocate (2019)

Do you have a phenomenal STEM educator in your building? Are there leaders in your school or district that encourage innovation? Is your colleague leading the charge in advocating for STEM? Applications for our 2019 OSLN STEM Innovation Awards are now open! The STEM Innovation Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district level leader, and advocate in STEM education. Help us find the trailblazers in your community who are expanding access to quality STEM education Nomination form The STEM Innovation […]

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International experience sets STEM education path for graduate – Project Dragonfly part 2

With the gray days and cold temperatures in Ohio, it might be exciting to conjure an adventure in a warmer locale. Even better if this adventure comes with graduate school credit. Last week, we brought you a conversation with Leah Crowe, an instructor for Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. This week, Project Dragonfly grad Danielle LaChance gives us her perspective on what she took away from the program. Project Dragonfly will accept applications in the fall for its 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that […]

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Project Dragonfly combines global visits with online classes for graduate school credit

With the gray days and cold temperatures in Ohio, it might be exciting to conjure an adventure in a warmer locale. Even better if this adventure comes with graduate school credit. Sounds like Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, which will accept applications in the fall for its 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer experiences in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program, a master’s degree that combines such summer field courses […]

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Sign up now for the STEM Education Conference in Cleveland this June

The STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University and the Ohio STEM Learning Network would like to invite to you an exciting two-day conference! Engage with other K-12 educators with hands-on, interactive STEM-related lessons and ideas for each of the K-4, 5-8, and 9 -12 grade bands. Every school and every teacher can find something new to  learn. Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm Thursday, June 13: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Note: A very special evening of entertainment […]

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Akron students win second straight Congressional App Challenge prize, meet their coach

Since 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has staged an annual district by district computer science, or “app,” competition for students. The aim of the Congressional App Challenge is to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM in schools. One Ohio congressman, Rep. Tim Ryan, co-chaired the competition in 2017, and one school has won twice in his district in northeastern Ohio. Teams from the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School in Akron created the two winning […]

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Ask a teacher: How are you closing the gap in Computer Science?

“It was actually quite unusual to see such a high percentage of why (students) don’t go into technology: intimidation…this is a way to break that.” – Patrick Cummins, Bexley High School Code.org, in partnership with Battelle and the Ohio STEM Learning Network, is changing the face of computer science. Whether you are new to teaching computer science (CS) or have experience teaching other CS courses, the Code.org Professional Learning Program offers year-round support to begin teaching these courses. Patrick Cummins has […]

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Nominations open for presidential teaching award, meet 2018 winner Wendy Teismann

Editor’s note: Applications for middle/high school teachers are now open for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. To be considered, nominate a teacher at your school by March 1, 2019. Selected nominees will then have until May 1, 2019 to apply. In 2018, two Ohio teachers won Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The awards — the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer […]

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Join us for the Cleveland State University 2019 STEM Education Conference

For the last few years, the STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University has hosted an event for teachers. This year, the conference will be held in collaboration with the Ohio STEM Learning Network on June 12 and 13, 2019 at the Wolstein Center on the Cleveland State University campus. This two-day conference focuses on hands-on, interactive STEM-related lessons with ideas for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 grades.  Don’t miss the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other K-12 teachers and administrators. Your registration fee will […]

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