EdConnection

EdConnection

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

4/8/2013

Possible reading interventions for students - Project MORE

While there is no approved list of reading intervention programs, one such intervention program districts and schools may consider is Project MORE. Project MORE is a volunteer mentoring program that specializes in helping students with disabilities learn to read. This program uses community resources to offer low-cost help for schools and districts. For more information on Project MORE, visit their website at: http://www.ohioprojectmore.org/.

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

Six opportunities remain for school districts, community schools and teacher leaders to 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 12, Cincinnati; April 16, Cleveland; April 19, Youngstown; May 8, Toledo; May 10, Zanesville (changed from Athens); and May 16, Findlay. A meeting scheduled for April 10 in Dayton has been cancelled.

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.

Five days 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. The TELL Ohio survey is free for all Ohio schools.

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.

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.