STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The goal of STEM schools is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent. This is vital to Ohio’s future economic growth and prosperity, which depends on an aligned education system to support the state’s economic development efforts and that helps all Ohio students become innovators and inventors, self-reliant and logical thinkers and technologically proficient problem solvers.

Proposals for STEM schools should do the following:

  1. Create a public school (in any of the grades 6 through 12) to help generate a talent base that will establish Ohio as a magnet and global leader in attracting, educating, and producing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and other professionals needed to create tomorrow's innovations for the betterment of all citizens;
  2. Foster increases in the number of Ohio citizens studying and working in STEM fields; and
  3. Foster increases in all students developing stronger skills in problem solving, innovation, and teamwork.

The Ohio Department of Education is a partner in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focused on the infusion of high-level mathematics and science into curriculum. The connected work with leadership from the state Office of Career-Technical Education includes Project Lead The Way, Automated Materials Joining Technology and equalizing career field enrollment among gender, race, ethnicity and special populations.

STEM Center for Teaching and Learning State Consortium

Ohio is a member of a 19-state consortium formed by the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning. As a member of this consortium, Ohio schools are able to access freely the Engineering by Design curriculum materials. Engineering by Design is a standards-based K-12 STEM curriculum developed by the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning, under the guidance of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). To access these materials, please contact Leslie Yenkin, Office of Curriculum and Assessment or John Wiseman, Office of Career Tech.

Proposals for new STEM schools due March 13, 2015

Those interested in starting a new STEM school should submit a proposal by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2015. Submission details are available in the application here.  

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