EdConnection

EdConnection

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

3/18/2013

Funding for schools to expand and improve Advanced Placement programs available

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit while completing graduation requirements. ODE, in its commitment to increase access to AP courses as well as the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams, is seeking to add 10 more schools to the Advanced Placement Network.

Selected schools will receive funding to develop an AP course along with a strategic plan for increasing the number of students scoring a three or higher on the AP exam. Applications are due April 19. Additional information is available here or by emailing Yolandé Berger at yolande.berger@education.ohio.gov.

ilearnOhio seeks participants for spring pilot

ilearnOhio is a comprehensive e-learning platform administered by the Ohio Resource Center within the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and under the direction of the Ohio Board of Regents that provides Ohio students with access to high-quality online courses. ilearnOhio includes a searchable repository of standards-aligned digital courses and resources and can deliver course content from multiple providers to teachers and students.

The Ohio Resource Center is currently seeking LEAs, ESCs and other educational organizations to begin using ilearnOhio this spring as a pilot prior to the statewide roll out this fall. Participants will receive hands-on training and support to implement e-learning for the 2013–2014 school year. Feedback from the pilot will help ensure that ilearnOhio can efficiently support e-learning initiatives.

The pilot application can be found here. The deadline to apply is March 25.