For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors


Registration is now open for the 2014 Ohio Latino Education Summit
This year’s summit will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, on Wednesday, March 5.

The event is free and includes lunch and parking. Due to space limitations, only 200 guests will be able to attend, so please register early.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Closing the Achievement Gap,” and includes presentations from six programs from around Ohio that have been successful in engaging and improving Latino students’ education. This program also will include remarks from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard A. Ross and nationally-renowned speaker Dr. Samuel Betances, along with additional presentations and panels.

Registration now open the for National Tournament of Academic Excellence
The state of Florida is hosting an academic tournament for students across the U.S. The National Tournament of Academic Excellence will be held at the Convention Center of Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, June 14-16, 2014.

Each team consists of six students (four players and two alternates) and one coach. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 during the school year are eligible. As many as six teams may compete against each other in one competition. This is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest but a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools and colleges throughout the nation.

For additional information, please visit the website or contact Lisa W. Rawls, academic competitions coordinator at (863) 968-5168 or by email at lisa.rawls@polk-fl.net.

Register for the Ohio Educational Technology Conference
More than 5,000 educators and technology professionals are expected to attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference on Jan. 27-29 in Columbus. More than 400 state and national experts will give presentations on P-20 learning and innovation in Ohio. Ohio Department of Education presenters will discuss the Instructional Improvement System, Next Generation of Assessments and sessions on integrating technology into classroom curriculum and instruction in content-specific areas (math, science, social studies and English language arts). In addition, more than 250 exhibitors will spotlight educational technology products and services. View the schedule of sessions and register on the conference website.