Woodrow Wilson/STEM Collaboration

Through a partnership with the Ohio STEM Learning Network, the University of Akron Woodrow Wilson Teacher Fellowship Program is able to provide Fellows with additional opportunities in their STEM teacher preparation. All opportunities are meant to introduce Fellows to the practices in place in the nearby Ohio exemplary STEM schools.

The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) serves to connect, share and build upon STEM education initiatives in Ohio, ultimately creating a borderless education network. One of the goals of this network is that educators, like you, benefit from curriculum resources, peer-to-peer communications with like-minded educators, and become active participants in a living STEM education discussion.

STEM School Observation and Post-Visit Report

In an effort to provide opportunities to experience the diverse exemplary practices in STEM learning happening throughout the State of Ohio, funds have been identified to provide Woodrow Wilson fellows and collaborative teachers the resources to visit the various STEM schools across Ohio. The primary goal is to focus and spread the STEM best practices that have yielded the most sustainable results within the STEM platform schools. No two schools are the same. Each school is being designed to highlight the strengths of the respective STEM platform schools and provide a vehicle for spreading these practices throughout the region and statewide.

Learn more about the STEM schools you can observe by following the links below:

WW-STEM teacher and student

Who is Eligible?

All UA Cohort 1, Cohort 2, and Cohort 3 Fellows.

What is required?

  • Propose the visit to UA WW and have it approved.
  • Contact and schedule a visitation day (minimum six hours on site) for yourself or you and your Collaborative Teacher to one of the following exemplary Ohio STEM Schools:
    • Cleveland's MC2
    • Toledo Technology Academy
    • Columbus
    • Akron NIHF STEM Middle School
  • Submit a visit report and mileage data to UA.
  • Receive $120 for substitute compensation for the day for you or your Collaborative Teacher, if applicable. Receive mileage compensation for a visit, if applicable. Please refer to the mileage policy on the proposal form for more details.

Thirty-three visits are budgeted for funding for Academic Year 2012-13. Proposals that meet the proposal criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding for the fiscal year is depleted. After submitted your proposal, allow up to seven days for review and approval.



OSLN Funding for Fellows Implementing Problem-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Ohio has a diverse portfolio of STEM initiatives including schools and K-8 STEM Programs of Excellence. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach and each initiative is different, reflecting regional conditions and economic circumstances. Funding is designed to enhance the region’s STEM access, quality and impact, as well as, drive a new business model for a school or program that is shared by a robust base of partners working to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning.

Who is eligible?

All UA Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 Fellows who made a STEM School Observation and Post-Visit Report.

What is required?

  • Complete and submit a request for funding form.
  • Budget limit is capped at $3,000.
  • Provide project report/documentation within three months after funding.

A combined total of twenty problem-based learning projects or professional development days are budgeted for funding for Academic Year 2012-13. Proposals that meet the proposal criteria will be funded until the funding is depleted. After submitting your proposal, allow up to seven days for review and approval.



Host an OSLN Representative for a Day of In-Service at Your School

African American teacher with students, WW/STEM

To focus the spread of effective STEM practices and to meet the growing demand from educators across the state for STEM best practices that can be implemented in other educational environments, the regional STEM hubs and OSLN are equipping and developing regional STEM training centers.

Read the OSLN Promise, Principles, Practice

Who is eligible?

All Schools that have employed a UA Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 Fellows.

What is required?

  • Fellow should recruit at least four colleagues at your school to participate in the in-service along with yourself.
  • Submit a proposal.
  • Allow up to two weeks for review and approval. UA will provide contact information for you to arrange your in-service day.

A combined total of twenty problem-based learning projects or professional development days are budgeted for funding for Academic Year 2012-13. Proposals that meet the proposal criteria will be funded until the funding is depleted. After submitting your proposal, allow up to seven days for review and approval.


Proposal formats

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