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    • What is the state of STEM in our district? 
      • STEM opportunities and interest continue to grow exponentially.
      • Strong college, university, and business STEM focused grants and partnerships
        • AEP Credits Count and I3 Grant schools in partnership with CSCC. Formed this year to make the CCS Great 8: Beechcroft, Briggs, Centennial, Eastmoor, Northland, South, West, Whetstone
        • Goal of CCS Great 8 is for all current 9th graders to earn 6 college credits or some industry credential prior to graduation
        • Otterbein STEM grant
      • High Schools
        • 14 out of 20 high schools currently offering or are developing STEM related pathways
        • 2 STEM designated high schools:  Linden McKinley* and West
        • 6 high schools are currently offering Engineering through Project Lead the Way:  West, East, Marion Franklin, Northland, Linden, Beechcroft
        • 2 high schools are focused on Health Sciences through Project Lead the Way:  East and Eastmoor (Biomedical)
        • East High School has been partnering with PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation) and The Ohio State University to develop and implement a Health Sciences Academy to include the Elementary feeders and Champion Middle School.
        • 1 high school is offering a CCP computer science pathway through Project the Lead the Way:  Whetstone
        • 1 high school is offering a construction pathway:  Walnut Ridge
        • 2 schools are using Defined STEM that are implementing a project-based learning approach:  Mifflin and Linden
        • There are 4 AEP Credits Count designated high schools:  Whetstone, Northland, West, and Eastmoor Academy. Schools are expected to provide pathways, resources and support for students to earn college credits while in high school towards a STEM pathway in college.
        • 3 of 4 i3 schools:  Briggs, Centennial, South considering developing STEM related pathways; Beechcroft underway this year
        • 2 high schools offering Interactive Media pathway:  CAHS and Centennial
        • Partnered with Thirty-One Gifts for Columbus Young Enterprising Women STEM Mentorship Forum: Beechcroft, East, Eastmoor, CDHS, LMSA, Mifflin, Northland, West; 3 CCS students received scholarships to attend the National Mentorship Forum in Florida in March 2019
        • Partnered with COSI for Color of Science STEM Symposium for Girls: CAEC*, LMSA, CAHS, Independence (CAEC host school)
        • 2 schools participated in The Orange Line Holiday Train Exhibit sponsored by The Center for Architecture and Design (Entered LEGO tower construction contest): Beechcroft and Northland
        • 2 schools partnered with CSCC for Manufacturing Day Activities: West and Northland
        • 2 schools have partnered with ACE Mentoring program - CDHS and Northland
        • 3 highly active and award winning STEM clubs:  Northland, Beechcroft, and Centennial
          • Northland HS in particular has won 7 regional and national trophies in the past 2 years including:  
            • Kid Wind Energy 1st place
            • VEX Robotics - 1st place Tournament Champions Award
            • Ten80 National Student Racing Challenge - 2nd place Grand Champions Award; 1st & 2nd Drag Race; 3rd & 4th Web Points Race
            • Try-Math-A-Lon - 1st Place 9th &10th grade (Nationals)
              • 1st place 9th & 10th grade (Regionals)
            • 3rd place Math Competition at Columbus STEM & Arts Expo
    • Beechcroft - 3rd Place Endurance race Ten80 National Student Racing Challenge
      • Recent 1st place winner VEX Robotics Tournament Champions
      • Try-Math-A-Lon - 1st Place 9th &10th grade (Nationals)
      • 2nd place 11th & 12th grade (Regionals) Try-Math-A-Lon
      • 2nd place Math Competition at Columbus STEM & Arts Expo
    • Centennial -  Recent 1st place winner National Rube Goldberg Competition
      • 2nd place overall in Newark First Tech Challenge
      • Honorable Mention Inspire Award First Tech Challenge, Newark 2019
      • Top 3 places in COTC Egg Drop Competition



      • Middle School
        • All middle schools offer two computer science courses
        • 9 middle schools offer pre-engineering courses including:  engineering design process, 3D modeling and robotics
        • Schools applying for STEM designation:  Dominion
        • 3 offering STEM focused extra curricular focus:  Medina and Woodward Park, CGA
        • 2 schools are interested in developing Health Science focus:  Champion and Berwick
        • 7 schools participating in TI-STEM Squad in May in conjunction with COSI Science Festival
        • Partnering with Girls Who Code - Coding Clubs (co-ed): CCPSG

     

      • Elementary
        • 1 applied for STEM designation:  Parkmoor
        • 2 planning to apply for STEM designation in the near future: North Linden and South Mifflin
        • STEAM focused school:  Berwick
        • CCS Engineers Week in February- all schools given materials and activity ideas
        • 15 schools participated in more extensive activities during Engineers Week
        • Partnering with Girls Who Code - Coding Clubs (co-ed): North Linden, Ecole Kenwood, Liberty  (Westgate, Parkmoor, Duxberry Alternative coming on-board soon)
        • 1 TOSA recently attended train the trainer PD for “Engineering is Elementary” STEM curriculum

     

      • Districtwide STEM Related Participation
        • CCS hosted the Ohio Middle and High School VEX Robotics State Championships at East High School in March 2018
        • CCS hosted a VEX IQ competition that included 50 teams from Columbus and Central Ohio
        • 42 schools have VEX Robotics Teams
        • Annual participation in The Ohio State Fair technology showcase
        • All CCS libraries equipped with Makerspace materials
        • 35 Library Instructional Assistants will participate in 5 day training with WOSU-ITSCO on NASA Makerspace standards based PD before the end of the 2017-18 school year, remaining librarians to be trained next school year
        • Planning for the Second annual middle school career camp highlighting STEM-related skills and careers
        • 3 middle schools participated in the Mayor of Columbus Fill the Toolbox initiative
        • Construction classes built a Tiny House that travels between schools so they can get up close and personal look at what goes into to such a project
        • Columbus State STEM Leadership Camp (summer)
        • Summer School for Middle School has a STEM focus (Defined STEM)