For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors


Update on physical education licensure requirements

The final provision of a physical education legislative package (Senate Bill 210) passed in 2010 by the Ohio General Assembly, requiring licensure for physical education, goes into effect this summer. The provision requires any classroom teacher hired to teach physical education by a school district after July 1, 2013, to hold a physical education teaching license. A teacher hired by the district before July 1, 2013, does not need to hold the physical education teaching license, but may continue to teach physical education under another appropriate license such as an elementary certificate or license.


The Certification and Licensure Dictionary webpage can be found here to locate licensure codes. Additional questions concerning these licensure requirements can be answered by Lisa Lyle Henry in the Office of Curriculum and Assessment, or at 614-728-7732.


Local boards must select interim end-of-course tests in history and government by July 1

Local school district boards of education must adopt interim end-of-course examinations to assess mastery of American history and American government standards by July 1. These interim examinations will be used until the state superintendent of public instruction and the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents select end-of-course examinations in American history and American government, which are currently scheduled to become operational in the spring of 2015.


The interim end-of-course examinations require demonstration of mastery of the American history and American government content in the social studies standards and the historic documents identified in Senate Bill 165, passed last year. At least 20 percent of the interim end-of-course examination in American government must address the topics on American history and American government identified in state law. Items addressing the historic documents should make up at least twenty percent of the points possible on an end-of-course examination in American government. For more information, click here.


Still a few spots left for some summer workshops for Advanced Placement teachers

Some of the free Advanced Placement (AP) workshops being offered next month still have room available. The workshops provide teachers with in-depth content and resources to enhance their teaching of AP courses. The following workshops are still open:

June 17     AP Psychology                                                                    Bowling Green State University

June 24     A Day with an AP English Language Arts Reader                    State Library of Ohio

June 24     A Day with an AP Calculus Reader                                         State Library of Ohio

June 24     A Day with an AP Biology Reader                                          State Library of Ohio

June 24     Calculus AB                                                                          Walnut Hills High School


Teachers must register through STARS.


OH-TECH seeking summer interns

OH-TECH, the Ohio Technology Consortium, has several summer internship opportunities available for students entering or in college. Current openings can be found here.


Located at The Ohio State University, OH-TECH functions as an umbrella organization including the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), OhioLINK, eStudent Services and the newly established Research and Innovation Center.