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Partnership for Innovation in Education Receives Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust Grant

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Partnership for Innovation in Education Receives Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust Grant

17:53 27 April in Latest Education News, Latest PIE News, Press Release

Partnership for Innovation in Education Receives Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust Grant

Grant Benefits Case-Based Learning, STEM Programs for Cincinnati Public Schools

CINCINNATI – (April 26, 2017) Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) recently received a $25,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank Trustee. The grant will benefit PIE’s programs, which promote education innovation that accelerates academic achievement and career preparation in the health sciences, biotechnology and nursing careers offering elective college coursework for Cincinnati Public School students.

“We are excited to receive this funding, which serves as a ‘pipeline to hope’ to local students interested in pursuing health science, biotechnology and nursing careers. It’s a pleasure to partner with organizations who support programs allowing students to engage in learning and mentoring opportunities with local hospitals, technology accelerators, and health care manufacturers. These programs allow students to become prepared for emerging health care careers that offer 100% full employment,” said Mary Welsh Schlueter, CEO of PIE.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, Cincinnati Public School students will partner with Christ Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences to develop college-credit curriculum aligned to high school standards. With CPS, PIE and Christ Hospital faculty, students will receive college credit for their participation.  Patterned after ‘grand rounds” learning used in medical schools, students will be asked to serve as health care consultants and provide a solution to a “real world” challenge facing a health care team. Using the PIE CaseLab program, students will collaborate with health care faculty and CPS educators. The 10-week program will take place at Christ Hospital and selected CPS high school classrooms. Highlights include viewings of procedures in cardiac care, MRI diagnostics and sports injury rehabilitation.

Ms. Heidi Jark, Managing Director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank, said she was “very pleased” to facilitate the grant, since “PIE programs have proven academic achievement, apply engaging Science Technology Engineering Math Content Standards, utilize 1:1 technology with students and teachers, and allow outside partners to collaborate within the classroom.”

Ms. Jark added, “Mr. Schmidlapp, would have been pleased to offer such ‘learning and doing’ programs that better allow young people to discover their talents and successfully pursue their dreams.” Jacob G. Schmidlapp founded The Union Savings Bank & Trust Co. in 1890, a company that eventually became Fifth Third Bank.

About PIE

Partnership for Innovation In Education (PIE) develops transformational educational tools preparing the 21st century workforce for success in the global marketplace. With its CaseLab program, PIE features first-ever career simulation and mentoring alliances with business, education and arts organizations, providing hands-on learning in the K-16 classroom. PIE is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, awarded the GuideStar Nonprofit “Platinum” Ranking and is an Ohio School District Partner. For more information, visit http://stem.piemedia.org or follow @PIE_Innovation on Twitter.