Ohio STEM Learning Network - Akron Hub
What is the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)?
The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) is a unique collaborative initiative focused on building and connecting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching and learning capacity in regions across Ohio. OSLN is built from a consortium of committed partners from pre-K-12 education, higher education, business, government and industry, and is focused on student and teacher success.
What is an OSLN Hub?
OSLN Hubs serve as regional centers of STEM activity. Built around a STEM platform school, Hubs follow the principle that STEM education and creative thinking benefit the region. OSLN Hubs, such as the one in Akron, amplify connections with entities invested in STEM and coordinate collaborations so that STEM education efforts can be leveraged throughout the region.
OSLN Akron Hub Vision Statement
The OSLN Akron Hub vision is to build, capture and connect the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while leveraging partnerships in alignment with economic development priorities.
OSLN Akron Hub Goals
- Build awareness and knowledge of STEM
STEM programs include the arts, 21st century skills and real-life experiences delivered in engaging learning environments
- Amplify and accelerate the reach and impact of the STEM platform school’s best practices
Best practices include people, tools and networks
- Connect STEM initiatives to exchange best practices
Foster connectivity through building new and expanding existing networks
- Use partners and networks to be a regional leader in developing ongoing creative and innovative strategies to build STEM leadership
Pre-K-12, higher education, non-profit, government, business and community partners all play an essential role
In the News
STEM learning creating employees for the future
Leaders in business and education are working together to create a 21st-century generation of employees for the region with help from the Ohio STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning Network (OSLN). Read the full story
Problem-Based Learning Workshop
The Ohio STEM-Akron Hub will offer this 3-day institute June 17-19, 2013. Designed to provide an introduction to Problem-Based Learning based on the model adapted by the National Inventors Hall of Fame® School For more information, download the flyer, or contact Alison White, Director, OSLN-Akron Hub.
Alison White, project manager for the University of Akron’s College of Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network – Akron Hub, has been promoted to Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) – Akron Hub. Read the full story here
OSLN Akron Hub Partners
The OSLN Akron Hub platform school is the National Inventors Hall of Fame® School, and the founding partners of the hub include:
- Akron Public Schools
- Akron Tomorrow
- City of Akron
- Greater Akron Chamber
- Invent Now (formerly the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Foundation)
- The University of Akron
Through these partnerships, and many more throughout the greater Akron region, the OSLN hub taps into existing networks to connect and spread STEM education efforts throughout the 13-county region for which the OSLN Akron Hub is responsible.