For school superintendents, principals and treasurers


Upcoming regional meetings to provide updates on high profile state education initiatives

School districts and community schools and teacher leaders can get updates on important Ohio education initiatives during upcoming regional meetings hosted by the Ohio Department of Education’s Division of Learning.

The gatherings are scheduled for April 2, Columbus; April 10, Dayton; April 12, Cincinnati; April 16, Cleveland; April 19, Youngstown; May 8, Toledo; May 10, Zanesville (changed from Athens); and May 16, Findlay.

A 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. session for district leaders will cover OTES, OPES, eTPES, student growth measures, Ohio’s new online educator licensure system, Resident Educator years 3 and 4, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and the assessment development work being done by PARCC.

A 4-6:30 p.m. session for teachers will include updates on the new standards and assessments. Also, they will work on lesson/unit development and evaluation using content-specific rubrics aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards.

All sessions are free. Register now in STARS.

Two more weeks left to gain insights from your educators through TELL Ohio

The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Ohio survey, open through April 12, will give teachers and administrators the chance to anonymously describe what conditions they need to do their jobs better, and thus boost student achievement. Prepared by the New Teacher Center, the TELL Ohio survey is free for all Ohio schools.

Schools in other states have found New Teacher Center surveys to be effective in establishing school improvement priorities and determining how they compare to other schools. Each school with a response rate of at least 50 percent will receive customized supports, data tools, professional development and an online resource library of best practices as a result of their participation.

All Ohio principals received a packet of TELL Ohio letters for their educators. Each letter has a different, anonymous, access code for a one-time use. For questions about or assistance with the survey, please submit a query here.