OCS receives $60K for STEM programming

Melissa Linebrink

Marketing and Communications Consultant

Oberlin City Schools

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OBERLIN -- Oberlin City Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mr. William Baylis recently announced the Nord Family Foundation approved a $60,000 STEM/TIES grant to be used by students in pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.

The partnership with TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM) has allowed the district to visit various local schools where students think creatively, work collaboratively and gain exposure to a range of future career paths. It has also helped the district move toward building a new PK-5 building embracing both the basic tenets of an IB World School and sustainability and STEM, Mr. Baylis said.

"We plan for this school to open in academic year 2021-2022. We are also partnering with the City of Oberlin on new sustainability measures. These advancements make this the ideal time to seamlessly incorporate STEM experiences," Mr. Baylis said.

The STEM experience is a framework that enhances curricular units of study and standards by using a locally relevant problem as the rationale for learning. TIES has extensive experience designing STEM experiences. For more information on TIES, visit https://www.tiesteach.org.