For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors


Writers sought for Fine Arts Model Curriculum development

The ODE Office of Curriculum and Assessment is beginning the process of writing a Model Curriculum to enhance Ohio’s recently revised Fine Arts Learning Standards. ODE seeks K-12 educators in the visual and performing arts – dance, drama/theatre, music and visual art – to participate in a process to prepare model curriculum drafts in the four arts areas for additional feedback and public input. There will be three separate full-day meetings scheduled from March to June 2013 in central and northeast Ohio. The first meeting will be held mid-March. Selected participants will be reimbursed for travel to and from the meetings and for substitute teacher costs incurred by the district.

Applications to participate are available on the ODE Web site through the deadline of Feb. 15. Applicants who are selected will receive notification by the end of February.

Click here for additional information on the submission process and the application form.

Teaching in Taiwan – special opportunity

Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, Ohio teachers have the opportunity to spend a year living and teaching English in Taiwan. The Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced elementary and middle school teachers to apply to participate in the Teaching in Taiwan program for the 2013-2014 school year. The application deadline is April 5. For more information, visit the Teaching in Taiwan website or contact Dwight Groce at dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov.