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Ohio High School Teachers will Lead Technology Integration

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

Sixteen teachers to participate in Trailblazer Teachers program managed by Battelle Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 18, 2015)—Today, 16 Ohio educators will meet to kick off a year of learning about technologies for use in their classrooms in the Trailblazer Teachers program, managed by Battelle Education and supported by Ohio's Straight A Fund

The teachers were selected from a pool of more than 100 applications on the basis of a recommendation from a local school administrator and their use of technology so far. The program is made up of two parts. A four-part training curriculum will provide the educators with the effective strategies and tools for teaching in a modern classroom. The 16 teachers also will collaborate with each other throughout the year to share ideas and practices. In May 2016, each teacher will publish a set of resources for other schools to use.

Additionally, the training focuses on ways to incorporate digital resources into the classroom. For example, teachers can use an online quiz to learn what students know and then personalize teaching to cover each student's needs. One major focus is a method known as blended learning, in which students learn through a combination of in-person and online teaching.

"Simple, reliable, and cost-effective technology can allow a good teacher to do more," said Aimee Kennedy, Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. "We are excited to see what these top-notch educators can create during the coming school year."

The following teachers were selected:

●       Scott Graham, Bay Village High School

●       Melissa Furst, Berkshire High School

●       Daniel Chenoweth, Cardinal High School

●       Brian George, Cardinal High School

●       Matthew McDonald, Eastlake North High School

●       Steven Ridgway, eSTEM Early College Academy

●       Joe Salyers, Green High School

●       Maria Stead, Hilliard Darby High School

●       Andrew Beane, Louisville High School

●       Rebecca Taylor, Marysville Early College High School

●       Cory Neugebauer, Metro Early College High School

●       Casey Clark, North Canton Hoover High School

●       Robert Furlong, Otsego High School

●       Matt Boggs, Perrysburg High School

●       Amanda Nugent, St. Edward High School*

●       Ben Schulcz, Turpin High School

 * External funding provided for this teacher.

Information about the program will be available throughout the year on and the Twitter hashtag #trailblazeOH.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit 

About Battelle Education

Battelle Education is a nonprofit subsidiary of Battelle dedicated innovation in education. Battelle Education brings the same pragmatic, problem-solving approach to education that Battelle brings to the wide world of science and technology challenges. Battelle Education manages a range of successful projects including the Ohio STEM Learning Network, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, and the national STEMx network.

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Office: 1.614.424.5544