For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors


Training opens for facilitators assisting with Resident Educator Summative Assessment

Facilitators who will assist candidates taking the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) this year are required to complete a three-hour online training program that is now open. The department suggests facilitators take the training as soon as possible because it will help them prepare candidates for upcoming assessment tasks. It also will outline responsibilities facilitators will fulfill throughout the year, and describe tools available to support their efforts. Others associated with the Ohio Resident Educator program also may take the training.

Participants will need to log in to the training and set up an account. They also will need access to computer speakers, tools for note taking, and have reviewed the following documents posted on the RESA Web page: Instructional Cycle Guidance Chart, the RESA Task Structure and Submission Information and the RESA fact sheet. Questions may be directed to REProgram@education.ohio.gov.

International Baccalaureate leadership seminars Nov. 21 and 22

The Educational Service Centers of Cuyahoga County and Central Ohio are hosting two information sessions for superintendents and other school leaders with Paul Campbell, International Baccalaureate Head of Regional Development, on Nov. 21 and 22 in Independence and Columbus.

IB certificate and diploma programs are recognized worldwide and in the U.S. for outstanding academic preparation and student achievement. Campbell will share with attendees the benefits of the IB programs as well as various grant opportunities to assist in implementing the curriculum.

Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 at the Cuyahoga County ESC, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131 and the Central Ohio ESC, 2080 Citygate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219, on Nov. 22. Registration is required for the sessions. To register for the Nov. 21 session, click here; contact is nadine.grimm@esc-cc/org. Contact pat.conley@fcesc.org to register for the Nov. 22 event. 


Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest asks schools to promote STEM approach to learning

Samsung Corp. is giving away over $2 million in technology to public schools to promote the community benefits of STEM-focused education. The contest is open to grade 6-12 teachers nationwide. Entrants must answer a few, simple questions about their school and STEM education. One school per state will win a technology kit to produce a video that explains how STEM can be applied to help improve the local community. Additionally, a school from each state will win a technology package worth at least $20,000. Samsung will select five national winners to be honored at an event in Washington, D.C. next spring. Entries will be accepted at www.samsung.com/solve through Oct. 31.