OSLN News

Turn a snow day into a STEM day

Let’s face it, school has been closed a lot this year, and there may be to come. But even a day at home can be a powerful time for learning.

Here are a few ideas from Jordan Walker and Marla Baker, teachers at Metro Early College school, on how keep learning even when the snow closes school.

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A shout-out from the President

Last night, the millions of Americans who tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech got to see a few facts about a school we know well, MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland.

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$20,000 for STEM in Akron

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Yesterday, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) – Akron Hub announced The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Akron Hub’s spring 2014 Professional Development Series. Read the full press release here. To learn more about what this grant means for STEM education in Akron and the greater community, we called up hub director Alison White.

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Apply now for the STEM Leaders Academy!

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Through the STEM Leaders Academy, principals and other administrators can learn from the educators behind some of the most innovative and effective schools in Ohio and Tennessee. This free training is available thanks to support from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle.

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Starting out $30,000 in debt? Don’t just blame your college

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When a student graduates high school, we expect them to be able to choose one of three paths: college, a job, or starting their own business. For many students, it seems clear that high school alone has only prepared them for a fourth option: none of the above. Today’s high school diploma just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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Why Global Impact STEM Academy rocks in just three minutes

Just over a year ago, the momentum started to build around the Springfield community’s vision for their own new STEM school: The Global Impact STEM Academy

Today, that school’s a reality. What’s it like? Awesome. But don’t just take it from me.

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Reynoldsburg student team: “I’ve given up trying to explain it to my mom.”

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A few weeks ago, we got the chance to speak with a group of students at the Reynoldsburg eSTEM Academy. The high school juniors, Jordan Green, Stephanie Smith and Mekedia Setegne, had just submitted their proposal to a science challenge posed on Innocentive, an online network for “crowdsourcing” solutions to complex problems. The students were proposing a new method to help measure someone’s age from a sample of DNA. Their teacher, Lori Phillips, suggested the project. They also worked closely with Caitlin Rigsby, […]

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