Purpose:


Believe in Ohio provides the program curriculum in a Google Classroom for high school and middle school teachers. This workshop will familiarize teachers with the concepts of entrepreneurship and design-thinking ideation by engaging teachers in the very resources that they can utilize with their students to develop a STEM business or commercialization plan.
By this process of engagement, this workshop will provide instruction and activities to increase teachers’ conceptual knowledge of the entrepreuneurial mindset, design-thinking, and the relationship between STEM and innovation.

Listen to STEM Advocate, Laurie Godfrey explain Teacher PD

Objectives:

Teachers will: (using the Believe in Ohio Google Classroom)
a. build a conceptual base that uses a process that takes a personally-identified problem through finding a solution and identifying the underlying STEM concepts in that solution;
b. be able to explain the design-thinking ideation process;
c. understand the implications and importance for entrepreneurial and STEM instruction in the context of today’s economy and students’ future prosperity;
d. identify Believe in Ohio resources that can be utilized for instruction.

Click here to review the roadmap to earn Professional Development Credit!

There are two ways to earn Professional Development Credit through the Believe in Ohio program:

1. Contact Hours – 7 hours – FREE

2. Graduate College Credit – 1 credit hour

This course can be taken at Ashland University or Kent State University

Time span of course: Any time through May 11, 2021

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2021

Both Ashland University and Kent State University are offering 1 Graduate Credit Hour following the syllabus:

Course Description: Believe in Ohio provides the program curriculum in a Google Classroom for teachers. This workshop will familiarize teachers with the concepts of entrepreneurship and design-thinking ideation by engaging teachers in the very resources that they can utilize with their students to develop a STEM business or commercialization plan.

Through the process of engagement, this workshop will provide instruction and activities to increase teachers’ conceptual knowledge of the entrepreneurial mindset, design-thinking, and the relationship between STEM and innovation.

Ashland University course

ENTREPRENEURSHIP STEM ED.

Ashland Instructor: Laurie Godfrey

Kent State University course

Believe in Ohio: Promoting Student STEM Innovation

Kent Instructor: Annette Kratcoski

While participants will be required to pay the tuition for the college credit, but The Ohio Academy of Science will reimburse 100% of the college credit tuition cost for Ohio high school teachers after they have completed and passed the course.

If you have questions concerning the College Credit, please contact Laurie Godfrey at lgodfrey@ohiosci.org or by phone at (216) 990-5921.

If you are interested in receiving Professional Development, please complete the form below.

Professional Development Sign-up Form

Teacher Professional Development SIgn Up
As the Google Classroom sometimes blocks school email domains, please provide both your school email address and a non-school email address (e.g., your personal Gmail address)
Which approach would you like to take for this professional development? *
Which Professional Development course are you Interested in? *

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