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Hull Prairie named first STEM-designated school in NW Ohio!

Perrysburg Schools is pleased to announce that the Ohio Department of Education has named Hull Prairie Intermediate School (HPI) as the first STEM-designated school in Northwest Ohio. The goal of STEM schools is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent and to help students become innovators and inventors, self-reliant and logical thinkers and technologically proficient problem solvers.

Below are eight of the qualities that will define the Hull Prairie Intermediate STEM School commitment:
• Problem-Based and Rigorous Learning Using Real-World Content
• School Community: The Jacket Way
• Career, Technology & Life Skills
• Personalization of Learning
• Service Learning
• The Support of a Collaborative Reflective Staff who are Committed to a Growth Mindset
• Open Physical Space
• Commitment to the Arts

Hull Prairie faculty will start with a team-building retreat on May 31, where motivational speaker Cea Cohen-Elliott will work with staff to help nurture a collaborative and reflective start to the year. On June 14 and 15, staff members will join Dr. Jodi Haney for two days of project-based learning training. One of the hallmarks of a STEM school is the commitment to relevant problem-based approaches to learning.

A HPI administrator/teacher team will join the Ohio STEM Learning Network in Innovative Leaders training beginning in May, as well.

Perrysburg Schools would like to thank our partners for their support during the application process:
• Bowling Green State University
• Gilbane, Inc.
• Mercy Health Systems
• Owens Illinois
• Perrysburg Schools Foundation
• The Toledo Zoo

If you would like to learn more about how you can support Northwest Ohio’s first STEM designated school, please contact, Kadee Anstadt, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, for more information.


Posted Monday, April 17, 2017
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