STEM and STEAM School Designation
FY2022 STEM and STEAM SChool designation
The Ohio STEM Committee, Ohio STEM Learning Network and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to ensuring each child in Ohio is challenged, prepared and empowered. STE(A)M education provides an opportunity for each child to discover and learn, pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and to become a resilent, lifelong learner who contributes to society.
STE(A)M education is an integrated approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are learned through real-world, project-based experiences. Students use science, technology, engineering, arts/humanities and mathematics concepts to make authentic connections between school, community and work experiences. The Ohio STE(A)M School Designation was created to award and recognize schools that are exemplars of this work.
STE(A)M-designated schools employ highly effective teachers and leaders who meet the needs of the whole child. In addition, these schools have well-established partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education and other entities in their communities to prepare students for post-high school success.
The STEM Designation application is aligned with Each Child, Our Future – Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Ohio’s Quality Model for STEM and STEAM Schools and section 3326.03 of Ohio law.
FY22 STEM and STEAM Designation Application
FY22 STEM and STEAM Designation Guidance Rubric
STEM/STEAM Designation Application Timeline
September 30th 3pm-5pm: Exploring the quality model for STEM/STEAM schools.
What distinguishes a STEM/STEAM school from other schools? Kimberly Bell and Heather Sherman will engage participants in an overview of how culture, curriculum and connection work together to support STEM best practices for a school-wide approach.
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October 1st: FY22 Application Posted
October 14th 3pm-5pm: Creating a culture of innovation to support STEM best practices
Shifting a school and community culture towards a STEM/STEAM mindset is a team effort. STEM leaders will share tangible ways to shift a school and community culture to include innovation, entrepreneurship, inquiry and collaboration. Topics will include building a school-wide design cycle, supporting teacher innovation in the classroom engaging parents and guardians in the process.
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October 28th 3pm-5pm: Beyond PBL: What does teaching and learning look like in a STEM school?
|STEM and PBL go hand-in-hand, but what does it mean to implement project/problem-based learning and more? STEM leaders from across Ohio will guide participants through a deep dive into PBL and demonstrate how it is used as a launching pad to personalizing student learning.
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November 11th 3pm-5pm: Building community partnerships to provide real-world context
How can partnerships deepen the education experience for students and the community? Participants will learn the role of partnerships in STEM from the Quality Model for STEM and STEAM schools. We will explore the nature of partnerships, provide time to brainstorm and share potential partnerships based on curriculum, events, and community needs. STEM Leaders from Ohio’s STEM designated schools will share their experiences and how community partnerships positively impact learning for all students.
Join webinar here.
December 15th: Complete this survey to inform the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network on your intent to apply and if technical assistance will be pursued.
January 15th: Submit a rough draft of the application/portfolio to the Ohio STEM Learning Network for technical assistance. Email rough drafts to email@example.com. You will receive feedback on your draft application in time to make changes prior to the final submission to ODE.
February 15th: Final applications due to the Ohio Department of Education by 5 p.m. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
After a preliminary review from the Ohio STEM Learning Network, site visits to selected schools will be conducted during the spring (March/April). A school may also request a site visit when submitting their application.
Applicants will be notified of the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s recommendation.
The Ohio STEM committee will vote on designated schools.
Current STEM/STEAM Designated schools
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