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12/7/2020

Important dates for STEM and STEAM designation

STEM and STEAM designation for Fiscal Year 2022 is just around the corner. The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio STEM Learning Network would like to remind school leaders of three important dates regarding application submission:

  • Dec. 15, 2020: Complete this survey to inform the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio STEM Learning Network of a school’s intent to apply and if technical assistance will be pursued. 
  • Jan. 15, 2021: Submit a rough draft of the application or portfolio to the Ohio STEM Learning Network for technical assistance. Email rough drafts to osln@battelle.org. Schools will receive feedback on their draft applications in time to make changes prior to the final submission to the Department.                                                                 
  • Feb. 15, 2021: Final applications due to the Ohio Department of Education by 5 p.m. Email applications to Kimberly Bell.

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12/7/2020

Free national professional learning to support school districts during biennial review of career advising policies 

Just in time for career advising policy biennial reviews, American Student Assistance, the Coalition for Career Development Center and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) will provide school administrators, district leaders and career readiness professionals an opportunity to work with others across the nation as they analyze career advising policies and create plans for the implementation of equitable and inclusive career readiness practices, policies and outcome indicators. As the start of the 2020-2021 biennial review begins, policy revisions should be completed, reviewed and approved by local boards of education and posted on district websites by Sept. 30, 2021. View this animated overview for more information on Ohio's career advising requirements. 

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12/7/2020

Webinar discusses the importance of mental health supports in schools

Mental Health America, in collaboration with the National School Boards Association, is providing a recorded version of the webinar, Connecting Teachers and Families: Mental Health and Social and Emotional Supports in the Remote/Hybrid Classroom. The presentation provides helpful information on the role mental health supports play in the social and emotional development of students during remote and hybrid instruction. It also offers tools teachers and families need to communicate successfully with each other while in these settings. Originally provided on Dec. 2, the webinar recording will be available for viewing on Dec. 10. 
 

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12/7/2020

Cleveland Museum of Natural History programs free to qualifying districts

This unconventional year has been stressful on everyone and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is here to help. The museum offers live, virtual programs covering a spectrum of topics aligned to the science, math, health, social studies and English language arts standards for grades preK through high school.

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12/7/2020

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in earlier editions of EdConnection.  

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