OSLN News

Educators, learn policy through this fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in Washington, DC, in a federal agency or US congressional office. Einstein Fellows use their classroom experience and knowledge to contribute to federal STEM education programs. In the process, they develop a better understanding of the national STEM education landscape and enhance their skills as STEM educators and leaders.

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Check out the Ohio School Improvement Institute Nov. 19 & 20

We’ve worked with Ohio High Schools that Work on delivering resources to teachers.  They’ve got a major conference coming up in a few weeks so we grabbed some time with Joyce Odor, a Regional Coordinator with the group, to get more detail. Kelly, from Battelle Education, will be presenting at the conference on our new project with the Literacy Design Collaborative on science education. Read about it here. Welcome Joyce! Tell us about the Ohio School Improvement Institute. The 16th Annual Ohio […]

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Tour Ohio’s STEM schools

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Ohio is a leader in STEM and innovative education. Schools within the Ohio STEM Learning Network are opening their doors this fall to educators across the state.

We’ve organized a big push for tours in November and December and can offer you more than ten different tours over the next two months.

Visitors will get a chance to take a look at the school structure, peek inside classrooms, and talk to students, teachers, and administrators. Registration is required.

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3 tips for great STEM presentations

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Every year, the Connect for Success conference brings more than 1,200 educators to Columbus to lay the groundwork for the coming school year.

The organizer, Battelle For Kids, has issued a call for presenters to the conference in June 2016. We’ll be helping out at the conference again this year, aiming to add our knowledge to recruit and guide great presentations on the impact of effective STEM.

If you’re thinking about applying, here are my three takeaways from looking back on STEM at last year’s Connect for Success conference.

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Call for 2015 Trailblazer Teachers

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We’re forming a team of teachers that will spend a year more deeply integrating blended learning into their classrooms. Also, by the end of that year, each teacher will publishing their lesson plans, assessments, and other resources as an “open-source” foundation for other teachers. We’re calling this group the Trailblazer Teachers.

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Science like Sherlock

This summer we pulled together science teachers and Battelle scientists to create science and literacy instruction for the Battelle Education Literacy Design Collaborative Science collection. What was the output? Take a look in this sneak peak! The following includes a small selection of the mini-tasks that were created as a part of Battelle’s work to create a collection of LDC science modules.

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Back-to-school literacy resources are one click away

The Literacy Design Collaborative has created a back-to-school lesson collection for teachers in a variety of disciplines and grade levels to use in their classroom. We are excited to have Dr. Suzanne Simons from LDC here to tell us more. Kelly: Tell the Ohio STEM Learning Network a little bit about yourself and why you’re a part of this work. Suzanne: As the Chief of Instruction & Design at Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) I’m responsible for developing professional development resources, […]

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