OSLN News

Student showcase highlights ideas for the future of food after year-long design challenge

Nine months ago, we announced food insecurity would be our 2019 Design Challenge topic. Yesterday, students from schools all over Ohio gathered together to show us what they learned. Ninety students from 25 schools came to Battelle to showcase their ideas for growing access to safe, nutritious food. These students represented more than 4,000 young innovators. We’ll be publishing a complete photo album of the day. Until then, here are a few of our favorite posts. Wonderful to connect with […]

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Greater than STEM, Episode 2 – Food Insecurity

This week on Greater Than STEM, we speak with Ana, a Central Ohio student and Michelle Moskowitz Brown of Local Matters, a community garden advocacy organization. These two share a love of food, gardening and family, but have come from different backgrounds with different access to food. In their 20 minute discussion, they address how food insecurity shapes communities and how community gardens and food education programs can increase access. Ana’s essay even helped inspire our 2019 Statewide Ohio Design Challenge on food insecurity,  which has reached more […]

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FabLab experience becomes a career for Cleveland STEM student

Editor’s note: Today’s interviewee, Andrea Fields will be speaking at the 2019 STEM Education Conference in June at Cleveland State University, presented in partnership with the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Registration is $30 and closes May 15. Register here. To learn more about the conference, read our interview with organizer Dr. Kate O’Hara. When she first heard about the new MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Andrea Fields wasn’t impressed. Even though she liked to “tinker” with things, she didn’t […]

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New STEM schools designated in Ohio

Fourteen schools joined the Ohio STEM Learning Network today as they received our recommendation for designation and the official award from the Ohio STEM Committee. Designation recognizes a school’s holistic approach to STEM learning as more than just science, technology, engineering and math. These schools showed exceptional proof of engagement across academic disciplines, of empowering students as creative problem-solvers, and of a school-wide commitment to a quality STEM education for all students. New schools Meet the newest members of the […]

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Last call for professional learning with Code.org + transcripts

Wednesday, April 24 is the last day to submit an application for the Code.org Professional Learning Program in Ohio for the priority application window. Details about the program are posted here and you can apply on Code.org’s website. Through April, we brought you two quick conversations with Ohio teachers implementing computer science with the support of these trainings. For those of you who couldn’t join us in person, we’re pleased to offer transcripts of those conversations below, along with a […]

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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

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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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