COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the upcoming school year, Ohio educators can access Learning Blade®, the online STEM and Computer Science career platform, to inspire students to pursue high-demand careers. Free access to the platform is provided through the Ohio STEM Learning Network.
Battelle manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network as a public-private partnership with the State of Ohio as part of the company’s commitment to preparing the next generation of innovators.
"Quality STEM education is essential for advancing the future of Ohio and offering Learning Blade helps students to pursue STEM careers," said Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. "Through engaging lessons and real-world scenarios, teachers using Learning Blade will ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking, and connect learning to STEM workforce needs in our state.”
Learning Blade is accessible to all Ohio educators at no cost and will remain available throughout the 2023-2024 school year. The platform offers engaging lessons and teacher guides aligned with Ohio's academic standards, designed for students in grades 5-9. Using real-life situations and missions, Learning Blade introduces students to a wide range of STEM and Computer Science careers.
“Working with the Ohio STEM Learning Network to provide Learning Blade to Ohio schools will foster student engagement and prepare them for the challenges of future careers,” said Sheila Boyington, Co-Founder of Learning Blade. “We look forward to empowering Ohio's students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century.”
Ohio educators can access Learning Blade by visiting https://osln.org/learning-blade.
About the Ohio STEM Learning Network
The Ohio STEM Learning Network is dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of innovative leaders The network is driven by a vision that every Ohio community should have access to quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to drive Ohio’s economic future. It operates as a partnership between the State of Ohio and Battelle.
Battelle is a global science and technology organization that applies its expertise to address critical challenges. With major technology centers and national laboratories worldwide, Battelle conducts research and development, manufactures products, and delivers essential services for both government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since 1929, Battelle serves various industries, including national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environment. For more information, please visit www.battelle.org.