During the 2023–2024 school year, Ohio educators can access Learning Blade®, a resource focused on STEM/CS/CTE and career awareness, at no cost. Access to the Learning Blade platform is provided through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Ohio educators can find Learning Blade using INFOhio's Open Space, Educator Tools, and the Create, Lead, Empower Ohio toolkit.
Learning Blade is a system of interactive online lessons, teacher lesson plans, and printable activities for middle schools, where students learn about high-demand STEM, CTE, and Computer Science careers while reviewing academics. The platform contains a supplemental curriculum for grades 5–9 with more than 400 engaging and interactive lessons connecting STEM learning with science, math, English, and social studies.
Learning Blade organizes resources around missions. Each mission offers educators lesson plans, teacher guides, and take-home activities to extend learning beyond the classroom. During each mission, students build critical thinking, problem-solving, and design thinking skills by engaging with interactives and completing hands-on activities. Mission topics reflect real-world challenges in the areas of manufacturing, energy, and information technology. The missions in Learning Blade help students connect STEM learning to a wide range of in-demand careers.
INFOhio is pleased to connect Ohio educators to Learning Blade. Educators can find more information and links to Learning Blade within Open Space, Educator Tools, and Create, Lead, Empower Ohio.
To learn more about Learning Blade, visit STEM Career Awareness Platform at the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Ohio educators can use the Learning Blade Ohio Account Request form to request a license to Learning Blade, provided by the Ohio STEM Learning Network for the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more about how the Ohio STEM Learning Network is committed to growing STEM education in Ohio through a public-private partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle.
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