Event will assist teachers from across Ohio in improving STEM instruction
Cleveland State University’s STEM Education Center and the Ohio STEM Learning Network will co-host the 2019 STEM Education Conference, June 12 and 13 at CSU’s Wolstein Center. The two-day conference for teachers from across Ohio will present best practices in STEM education, highlight new innovations in instruction and allow practitioners to share ideas and learn from national experts in the field.
“This is the first time our conference has had the opportunity to join forces with the Ohio STEM Learning Network, and we are excited to be able to offer an expanded program to more teachers from across the state,” says Dr. Debbie Jackson, associate professor and outgoing director of the STEMM Education Center at CSU.
“The goal of the conference is to unite K12 educators – to learn from one another, network, and collaborate around the method of Project Based Learning. Our aim is to organize hands-on, interactive, STEM-related activities and ideas for teachers to take back to their K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 classrooms,” adds Dr. Kate O’Hara, assistant professor at CSU and incomingdirector of the STEMM Education Center.
STEM Education seeks to combine education in four specific disciplines, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. This has proven integral to better preparing students for the technology-focused careers that now dominate society, while providing the hands-on learning that can keep students engaged and interested in learning more.
Limited spaces are still available for individuals interested in attending the conference. Register for the event. Learn more about the conference and STEM education activities at CSU.
The Ohio STEM Learning Network was created in 2008 to expand STEM educational opportunities for students across the state of Ohio. The Network has assisted in opening over 20 STEM schools and operates seven regional training hubs that support STEM education and development at the primary and secondary level.