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Spring opportunities: Conferences, trainings, and more

With many schools returning from break, it’s time to buckle in to finish the 2018-2019 school year strong. With May just a few weeks away, here’s a quick round-up of can’t miss opportunities for STEM educators across Ohio. Due today: The Innovative Leaders Institute is one of the few specialized training programs where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals over a year-long, customized cohort experience. Today is the final day to apply, but a few spots […]

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International experience sets STEM education path for graduate – Project Dragonfly part 2

With the gray days and cold temperatures in Ohio, it might be exciting to conjure an adventure in a warmer locale. Even better if this adventure comes with graduate school credit. Last week, we brought you a conversation with Leah Crowe, an instructor for Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. This week, Project Dragonfly grad Danielle LaChance gives us her perspective on what she took away from the program. Project Dragonfly will accept applications in the fall for its 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that […]

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Project Dragonfly combines global visits with online classes for graduate school credit

With the gray days and cold temperatures in Ohio, it might be exciting to conjure an adventure in a warmer locale. Even better if this adventure comes with graduate school credit. Sounds like Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, which will accept applications in the fall for its 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer experiences in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program, a master’s degree that combines such summer field courses […]

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Institute helps principal build STEM culture, 2019 cohort deadline extended

Many STEM school administrators might want a fresh approach to leading their school but aren’t sure where to turn. It’s difficult to find a fellow leaders to talk with and share ideas. That’s where the Innovative Leaders Institute comes in. The institute is a specialized training program where leaders of innovative schools can learn from veteran STEM principals. The application deadline has just been extended through March 25 for the 2019 Ohio cohort of the Innovative Leaders Institute. (Learn more […]

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Sign up now for the STEM Education Conference in Cleveland this June

The STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University and the Ohio STEM Learning Network would like to invite to you an exciting two-day conference! Engage with other K-12 educators with hands-on, interactive STEM-related lessons and ideas for each of the K-4, 5-8, and 9 -12 grade bands. Every school and every teacher can find something new to  learn. Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm Thursday, June 13: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Note: A very special evening of entertainment […]

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Greater than STEM, Episode 0 – Battelle History: from the Xerox copier to Ohio’s first STEM school

Battelle has been around for almost 100 years, but how did it grow from one building in 1929 into the world’s largest private nonprofit research and development institute? And how did it get involved in STEM education? And what even is STEM education? And why is filling up your apartment with sulfur fumes an important step towards inventing the Xerox copier? Listen for answers to those questions and more – before we meet the students. Listen on on Apple Podcasts, […]

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Akron students win second straight Congressional App Challenge prize, meet their coach

Since 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has staged an annual district by district computer science, or “app,” competition for students. The aim of the Congressional App Challenge is to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM in schools. One Ohio congressman, Rep. Tim Ryan, co-chaired the competition in 2017, and one school has won twice in his district in northeastern Ohio. Teams from the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School in Akron created the two winning […]

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