OSLN News

Join innovative leaders and grow your school

The Innovative Leaders Institute (ILI) is now accepting applications for a new cohort of Ohio educators. The ILI is one of the few specialized training programs where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals. ILI launched in 2012. To date, the program has trained more than 200 educators in Ohio and Tennessee. Many alumni of the program have been featured on this blog as leading STEM administrators including: Josh Jennings, Founding Director of Global Impact STEM Academy and […]

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Present at Connections to Education Conference in July

MakerMinded welding event

We are looking for a few great conference presentations for this year’s Connections to Education Conference. Like last year, we will again collaborate with the Ohio Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE) and fund part of the annual conference. While we are not having an official OSLN meeting at the conference, we will be presenting our STEM Innovator Awards, hosting keynote sessions, and recruiting STEM breakout session presenters. Those presentations are how you can contribute today. The Connections to Education […]

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Join Ohio’s Code.org Computer Science professional development this year

A new cohort of Ohio teachers will be selected for Code.org’s Computer Science professional development. Applications are open now. Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. Participants will explore Computer Science curriculum and tools, experiment with specific teaching strategies, and join a local community of teachers using this curriculum. Teachers who apply and are accepted […]

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STEM school grad leads Ohio FFA, moderates panel at federal summit

Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Kolesen McCoy, a recent graduate of Global Impact STEM Academy, attended the Rethink CTE Summit with academy Founding Director Josh Jennings. On Tuesday, we published Josh’s take on the summit and the presentation he shared there at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Education. Today, Kolesen talks with us about his role at the summit, plus shares information about his background and his current position as State President of the Ohio FFA Association: […]

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New summit on career tech featured founding director of Ohio STEM school

In December, the Rethink Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summit brought together business and industry representatives, association members and educators committed to preparing America’s future workforce. The summit, held at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., focused on the current skills gap in America’s workplace and a shift from “college for all” to “college and career ready” in today’s education system. Also on the agenda was the new Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, […]

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2018 posts and new opportunities to connect

To start of new year, we’re taking a look at some of our most read posts from 2018. Here’s quick rundown of a few highlighted opportunities to connect and participate in the network from last year. First up, you asked and we listened. The number one piece of feedback we received after our 2017 Ohio Design Challenge was simple: Announce the topic sooner. That’s what we did in August with “Food security is our 2019 Ohio Design Challenge topic” and […]

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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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