OSLN News

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

Wolstein Center

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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2019 “Greater than STEM” essay contest for students

Last year, we ran our second student essay contest. We were thrilled by the responses from 300 students from across the state. Students wrote all about ocean pollution, food insecurity, foster care, and much more – but we wanted more people to hear their stories. So, we started a podcast to amplify students voices across Ohio and the world. We learned that no matter what the problem is, we can use our STEM skills to solve it – skills like […]

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“Bringing computer science to my high school: Is it AP or bust?” – 20 minute teacher chat

Two teachers. Twenty minutes. All the information you need to bring computer science classes to your school this fall in two sessions. This afternoon at 4 p.m., we’ll talk to Elizabeth Davis from Wadsworth Middle School and LaShawna Grimes from Emmanuel Christian Academy about bringing computer science to a middle school. Next week, meet Maria Daull from Wadsworth High School and Anne Trachsel from eSTEM Early College Academy (Reynoldsburg). Teacher chat: Bringing Computer Science to High School Thursday, April 11, […]

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Greater than STEM, Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution

This week on Greater Than STEM, we have our first student interview. We talk to Abby, a student from Northeast Ohio who is a self-proclaimed “ocean-hugger.” What is an ocean-hugger? How does that passion grow in a student from Ohio (a state with rather limited access to oceans)? Listen for answers to those questions and more on Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution. Listen on on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Resources for teachers Greater Than STEM worksheet including information on how to add your voice to […]

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