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Ohio STEM Learning Network Professional Development

Ohio University is excited to announce the re-launch of the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) Southeast Hub. We will be sharing STEM resources and opportunities for developing partnerships between K-12, higher education, community, and businesses to connect and spread STEM efforts throughout the southeast region of the state. Online STEM professional development opportunities are available for K-12 teachers. 

1-hour webinars are being offered via Zoom, FREE with certificates of attendance

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

Teaching Science Through Inquiry 

What is scientific inquiry, and what does it mean to teach science through inquiry? This session will overview a framework for understanding the teaching of science as existing across a continuum of student inquiry. Classroom examples will be considered. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Examples of Subtle Shifts for Promoting Student Inquiry 

This session will overview a framework for how teachers can modify their current science lessons to incorporate subtle shifts that allow for increased student inquiry. Participants will consider a “traditional” science lesson and then observe examples of how the lesson has been modified to promote specific aspects of inquiry. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Incorporate More Student Inquiry in Your Science Lessons 

This session will provide participants with practice applying subtle changes to existing lesson plans in an effort to increase student inquiry. Participants will be provided with sample lesson plans and will be tasked with applying their own ideas for subtle modifications that will promote specific aspects of inquiry. 



Lesson Plans




For more information: 

Jacob J. White, Ph.D., Senior Executive in Residence

jacob.white@ohio.edu (740) 597-1281 



Co-Funded by U.S. Department of Energy EM PPPO, PORTSfuture Program, AEP Ohio Foundation, and Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, along with support from the Ohio University Museum Complex 

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