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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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Dr. Kate O’Hara on the CSU STEM conference this summer, presented with OSLN

Wolstein Center

This June 12th and 13th, we’ll join with Cleveland State University for Cleveland State University STEM Education Conference. To get the inside scoop on plans for the conference, we reached out to Dr. Kate O’Hara, one of the lead organizers. Dr. O’Hara is an assistant professor of research for STEM Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. She teaches Project Based Learning for the CSUTeach program which licenses secondary math and science majors.   As […]

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2019 “Greater than STEM” essay contest for students

Last year, we ran our second student essay contest. We were thrilled by the responses from 300 students from across the state. Students wrote all about ocean pollution, food insecurity, foster care, and much more – but we wanted more people to hear their stories. So, we started a podcast to amplify students voices across Ohio and the world. We learned that no matter what the problem is, we can use our STEM skills to solve it – skills like […]

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“Bringing computer science to my high school: Is it AP or bust?” – 20 minute teacher chat

Two teachers. Twenty minutes. All the information you need to bring computer science classes to your school this fall in two sessions. This afternoon at 4 p.m., we’ll talk to Elizabeth Davis from Wadsworth Middle School and LaShawna Grimes from Emmanuel Christian Academy about bringing computer science to a middle school. Next week, meet Maria Daull from Wadsworth High School and Anne Trachsel from eSTEM Early College Academy (Reynoldsburg). Teacher chat: Bringing Computer Science to High School Thursday, April 11, […]

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Greater than STEM, Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution

This week on Greater Than STEM, we have our first student interview. We talk to Abby, a student from Northeast Ohio who is a self-proclaimed “ocean-hugger.” What is an ocean-hugger? How does that passion grow in a student from Ohio (a state with rather limited access to oceans)? Listen for answers to those questions and more on Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution. Listen on on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Resources for teachers Greater Than STEM worksheet including information on how to add your voice to […]

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“How I brought computer science to my middle school” – 20 minute teacher chat

Two teachers. Twenty minutes. All the information you need to bring computer science classes to your school this fall. Register through Webex. Next Thursday, we’re hosting a short conversation with Elizabeth Davis from Wadsworth Middle School and LaShawna Grimes from Emmanuel Christian Academy. LaShawna and Elizabeth both now teach computer science after completing the Professional Learning Program from Code.org. (Applications are open now) Teacher chat: Bringing Computer Science to Middle School Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Webex 4:00 pm  | […]

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Spring opportunities: Conferences, trainings, and more

With many schools returning from break, it’s time to buckle in to finish the 2018-2019 school year strong. With May just a few weeks away, here’s a quick round-up of can’t miss opportunities for STEM educators across Ohio. Due today: The Innovative Leaders Institute is one of the few specialized training programs where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals over a year-long, customized cohort experience. Today is the final day to apply, but a few spots […]

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