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4/20/2015

Educators Connect for Success, June 15-16

Registration is open for this year’s Educators Connect for Success Conference in Columbus. Design Thinking – a creative process that helps educators design meaningful solutions in their classrooms, schools and communities – is at the center of this year’s conference. Keynote speakers include Michael McMillan, best-selling author of Pink Bat: Turning Problems into Solutions, and Sean McComb, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year.

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4/20/2015

Register for free, three-day Performance Task Writing Workshop

During this Performance Task Writing Workshop, participants will learn to write performance tasks designed for learning at a deep level (Depth of Knowledge 3 and 4). The intensive workshop will take you through the entire process of task development: from brainstorming to task design to rubric development and integrating across content areas to connect practices with content. In the end, participants will have lessons they can take back and use in their classrooms.

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4/14/2015

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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4/14/2015

Promising Practices for School Success workshop – register now

Come learn from buildings or districts that have high performance or are vastly improving in these areas: gap closing; Performance Index; value-added rating for gifted students; value-added rating for lower 20 percent; value-added rating for students with disabilities; and overall value-added rating. Attend one of four regional Promising Practices for School Success workshops. The one-day workshop will be April 30 in Wilmington; May 4 in Elyria; May 7 in Dublin; and May 13 in Athens. Registration is available here.

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4/14/2015

April is Month of the Military Child

More than 20 years ago, the office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child,” and all branches of services provide special days and events to honor their children. This commemoration recognizes the contributions that military children make as their parents, guardians and families serve our nation.

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4/14/2015

Teacher roster verification is April 15 through May 12

On Wednesday, April 15, each teacher with value-added data at participating districts will receive an email message from the district’s value-added service provider that gives them access to verify rosters through May 12. These teachers will set up attribution for the students they taught, how long they taught them and the percentage of instruction they provided each student. Principals may review and approve rosters as they are completed during the teacher roster verification period and can continue doing so through June 5.

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4/14/2015

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education set for Oct. 15-17

The Association for Middle Level Education is hosting this annual conference in Columbus, offering solutions for middle level educators and leaders. The conference features 300+ sessions in 60 topic areas, free workshops, and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

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