Saturday, August 23 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:07:26 GMT
On Tuesday, K - 9 students will be back in the classroom at Toledo Public Schools. Sophomores, juniors and seniors return the next day. Two TPS high schools have new stadiums to show off this year. AtMore >>
At Scott High School, there is a home field for the first time since 2009.
Their is a beautiful new stadium at Woodward High School too.
The polar bears haven't had a home field in 8 years.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:56:35 GMT
Members of Lighthouse Church in central Toledo turned a wrong into a right on Saturday. Back in June an outside air conditioner was stolen from the church on Dorr St. It has since been replaced throughMore >>
Back in June an outside air conditioner was stolen from the church on Dorr St.
It has since been replaced through insurance and donations, but $300 was left over.
On Saturday, the church used the money to hold a community day for kids.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:39:25 GMT
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.More >>
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death. More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:51:51 GMT
The Andersons, Inc. announced Monday that it's hosting a job fair on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All applicants should apply online prior to coming to the open interviews.More >>
The Andersons, Inc. announced Monday that it's hosting a job fair on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All applicants should apply online prior to coming to the open interviews. No appointments are necessary.More >>
A Maumee Valley Country Day School
teacher took part in an exclusive development program over the summer, and will
bring what he learned to school with him.
This year, Brian Soash, a 5th and 6th grade math and science teacher
from MVCDS in Toledo, will return to his classroom with a deeper understanding
of how to integrate real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
concepts into classroom instruction. This understanding comes as a result of
his participation this summer in a highly-exclusive professional development
opportunity sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and administered by Discovery
Education and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Soash was one of only 50 educators selected after a rigorous application process
to take part in the Siemens STEM Institute. The immersion
designed to promote hands-on, real-world integration of STEM in the classroom
and help educators get their students excited about STEM education and careers.
The goal of this one-of-a-kind, all-expense-paid fellowship is to create a
group of STEM ambassadors who can take what they learn back into their own
classrooms and become key influencers in their schools and communities.
Soash and his colleagues spent
the week of Aug. 3-8 just outside of Washington, D.C., at the world
headquarters of Discovery Communications – the parent company of Discovery
Education, the Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet – working
with leading scientists, thought-leaders, educators and innovators whose work
across STEM disciplines inspires and informs science today and the careers of
Soash met other education
trailblazers from across the country and gained a better understanding of the
importance of STEM achievement in K-12 and workforce readiness.
During a series of engaging sessions
throughout the week, Soash explored a variety of topics, including flipped
teaching and learning methods, the importance of learning communities for
educators and students, digital storytelling, project based learning, and
national data about STEM education, among others.
"The Siemens STEM Institute has
impacted me this year by further preparing me for my mission of quality, inquiry-based
STEM education for my students. I've learned a wealth of new activities,
resources, and become part of a larger professional network with the sole
purpose of bringing outstanding STEM education into the classroom," said Soash.
"I'm already planning how to use activities such as the inflatable lessons to
teach biodiversity to my students this September."
As part of the fellowship,
participants also visited leading institutions of STEM innovation, including
the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Building Museum and
the White House. At the White House, fellows met with Marisa Bold, Chief of Staff
for Innovation and Development at the U.S. Department of Education, to discuss
STEM strategic planning and how to incorporate STEM learning through
interactive activities with their students. These hands-on experiences
introduced the fellows to real-world STEM applications and provided
opportunities for networking and collaboration with peers from across the