Educators and students need support to get the most out of the #STEMpowersOhio Design and Entrepreneurship Challenge. To help, we’ve worked with partners to build a portfolio of professional development/informational sessions.

These events aren’t mandatory for participation in the challenge. However, we hope they will provide you with everything you need to succeed. This page will continue to be updated throughout the year as additional events are created and shared. For updates on these events, sign up for our emails on the Participate page and follow OSLN on Twitter (@OSLN).

These are just a few of the events planned, so be sure to visit Participate and sign up notification about more sessions.

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#STEMpowersOhio Webinar Series (6th – 12th Grade Teachers)

Are you considering joining this year’s #STEMpowersOhio Student Design and Entrepreneurship challenge, but not sure how to get started? OSLN and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology are joining forces to bring 6-12th teachers a robust series of sessions to help. We want as many students as possible to participate this year, and we hope this workshop series will give educators the support needed to make this program a success.

These webinars will help teachers focus on the three main components of the challenge – design thinking, energy and creating community solutions.

Each session is 1 hour long, via zoom, and FREE of charge. Workshop content builds from one week to the next, so we are asking participants to commit to all three sessions. Register here to attend

Electric Vehicle Charging 101

The future of transportation is going electric – are you and your students ready? During this 1-hour webinar for K-12 educators hosted by the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN), subject matter experts from DriveOhio and the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging industry will share insights about how EVs work, why it matters, and what’s coming soon to communities across Ohio.

You’ll learn about “range anxiety”, EV charging technology, how to find your nearest EV charging station, and much more. Our team of experts will share information from DriveOhio’s statewide EV Charging Study, answer your questions, and discuss how you can share this information with your students as part of this year’s OSLN #STEMpowersOhio Design Challenge.

Energy 101 Workshop Series for 3rd -7th grade teachers

Ohio STEM Learning Network, in collaboration with Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and Ohio Energy Project, invited educators to join the Energy 101 Workshop Series. Along with tailored educational sessions, teachers who participate in this cohort will receive kits to help run the activities with their students.

The cohort met for the following three sessions. Recordings from each session are included below:

Entrepreneurship Education Training

Hosted by the Ohio Afterschool Network and Young Entrepreneur Institute.

Each training will focus on a different lesson in the Young Entrepreneur Institute’s YEP toolkit (a free K-12 resource available for download at https://www.youngentrepreneurinstitute.org/young-entrepreneur-pitch-challenge-free-toolkit). These lessons are:

Sign up for one, several, or all trainings designed to help you facilitate engaging in-person or virtual sessions.

If you’d like background information on entrepreneurship education in afterschool and summer programs, sign up for an informational webinar at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYyiKnyIkA2nuuTKjI4ybLxY9hCZflBUs0MrbJ2ZhXwcsOUQ/viewform.