OSLN News

OSLN – Akron Hub reaches out with new site

Successful schools are built on the local context around them. Across Ohio, each of the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s regional hubs are working help deliver more quality STEM education to local students.

To help connect students and teachers to the opportunities offered by the OSLN – Akron Hub, hub director Alison White led the development of a new website and online training center. We exchanged a few questions with her about the new resources and what these offer.

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School offers a haven for bullied students

Yesterday, NBC4 anchor Cabot Rea stopped by the Metro Early College High School in Columbus to talk with students about bullying. He talked with many students who said the high-achieving school, founded by Battelle and Ohio State University, provided them with a safe haven from the bullying they experienced at other schools. WCMH: News, Weather, and Sports for Columbus, Ohio To learn more about Metro as a place to enroll your child or about how you can support this great […]

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Prove it! How to teach student-led math

The classroom is busy. Questions, answers, even laughter fill a space at Metro Early College in Columbus, Ohio. But the members of the class aren’t students, at least not most of the time. Instead, they’re teachers from some of Ohio’s most innovative schools – joined together through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, an organization founded in 2007 with help from Battelle and other supporters of STEM education.

For the last two days, these teachers have taken on the character of eighth grade math students. They’re playing this role to get some first-hand experience with a new way of teaching math, developed by the Mathematics Design Collaborative.

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Congratulations to one of our own

We’re proud to unveil some big news. Aimee Kennedy, the Chief Academic Officer of Metro Early College High School, will be Battelle’s new Vice President for Education and STEM Learning. Here’s a snippet of the release Battelle sent out a few minutes ago: “Aimee will be a tremendous asset to Battelle and our STEM education initiatives,” said Wadsworth. “Her track record in education leadership roles, combined with her hands-on work in the classroom, brings a well-rounded perspective and will help […]

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To create digitally literate students, Akron trains teachers

Will today’s students be “digitally literate?” Only if their teachers are. That’s the central conviction of a training organized this week by the Ohio STEM Learning Network – Akron Hub. Students (like most people) learn best by doing. That’s why many Ohio teachers are working hard to create classes where students do much more than fill out worksheets. Instead, class time is spent building model airplanes, researching topics, and finding ways to answer tough questions. Called problem-based learning, it’s one […]

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Aug. 22: Metro welcomes middle school students

The Ohio STEM Learning Network was founded, in part, to help expand off the model laid out by Metro Early College High School in Columbus. In just two weeks, that school will pass a major milestone. Teachers and staff will welcome the 131 students that make up Metro’s very first class of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. And you’re invited! Click the image below or visit www.themetroschool.org/aug22 to sign up.  

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Math matters, help students learn more

The Ohio STEM Learning Network has begun training Ohio math teachers in the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) tool.

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