OSLN News

Keynote preview: Bob Myers on what skills matter for jobs at innovative companies

Keeping up with modern technology is daunting. Keeping up with the latest teaching methods in technology education is equally challenging. But knowing what employers want in their future employees can give educators some direction. That is one aim of the upcoming Connections to Education Conference. The conference, set for July 29-31 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, is presented by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network. (Early discounted registration is available through […]

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Catch up on the 2019 CSU STEM conference

Just over a week ago, we joined joined the Cleveland State University STEM Education Conference as a co-sponsor. It was a great day, with more than 200 educators gathered to learn at more than 30 sessions. The hashtag (#clestem2019) was just as busy as the conference, so we’ve pulled together this quick post featuring all of our favorites. Don’t miss the appearance of Cleveland’s favorite STEM-supporting meteorologist: Betsy Kling! Lets get this party started! #cleSTEM2019 pic.twitter.com/tNcP1ixGNb — Heather Sherman (@Hbelle88) […]

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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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Student inventors offer advice after building “Desk Express”

Last school year, two central Ohio boys came up with an idea to help disabled students get around school more easily. They called their invention the Desk Express, and their idea – fashioned into a small-scale prototype – has garnered awards from their school and in a statewide competition. The boys, Jack Monahan and Zach Rogers, are both seventh-graders at Heritage Middle School in the Westerville City School District. They recently traveled to Dearborn, Michigan for the National Invention Convention & […]

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Greater than STEM, Episode 3 – Foster Care

What happens when a student doesn’t have a safe place to call home? And what can we do to support those students when they’re at school? High-schooler Ryan Bass tackles this problem with his family. Together, they’ve fostered almost a dozen young people in Northeast Ohio. We’ll learn more about how foster care works from Lucy – a policy expert – and Jamole – a former foster youth. Listen to their conversation on Episode 3 – Foster Care. This podcast is brought […]

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Look back at 2019 Student Solutions Showcase

On May 8th, we got to welcome ninety students from 25 schools to our home at Battelle. Students told us all about their ideas for eliminating hunger and solving other major issues with Ohioans’ access to food. Today, it’s time to share some of the great photos and video from the event. Below, you’ll find a short video with footage from the event. We’ve also published an album of 135 photos from the event. Spot students or teachers from your […]

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Testimony on modernizing computer science teaching licenses in Ohio

Last week, Battelle testified on behalf of an amendment under consideration by the Ohio Senate to the Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education. In short, Ohio’s approach to licensing computer science teachers is out of step with today’s needs for widespread, high quality computer science education. We believe there’s a simple solution:  allow a licensed middle school or high school teacher who has completed an endorsed professional development program for AP Computer Science Education to teach AP Computer Science Education. That […]

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