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11/12/2014

Community school students can participate in extracurricular activities

Students enrolled in Ohio community schools now have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities in their districts of residence. State law, passed in July 2014, requires district superintendents to offer community school students “the opportunity to participate in that extracurricular activity at the district school to which the student otherwise would be assigned during that school year.” In the past, home education students have had this right. Now community school students have the same opportunity.

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11/12/2014

Voluntary School Environmental Health Guidelines available for review and comment

The Ohio Department of Health’s School Environmental Health program, along with a group of advisors from the educational and public health communities developed voluntary guidelines for school environmental health. The draft voluntary guidelines are now posted on the website.

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11/12/2014

School environmental health training opportunity, Dec. 2-11

Five regional trainings are scheduled Dec. 2-11 to introduce the new voluntary “Creating Healthy School Environments” step-by-step guidelines. The trainings will include instruction on how to use the guidelines as well as expert speakers on subjects such as playground safety, chemical management, ventilation and integrated pest management.

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11/12/2014

Register for the 28th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement

Online registration is now open for the 2015 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement to be held in Cincinnati, Jan. 3-6.

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11/12/2014

Teacher workshop on preparing students for performance-based test items

Attend a five-day performance task writing workshop to find out how to create lessons that promote deep learning while also learning how to prepare your students for the performance-based portion of Ohio’s new state tests. Leave with classroom instruction you can use this school year.

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11/3/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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11/3/2014

Regional meeting registration now open for physical education teachers

The Ohio Department of Education is conducting regional meetings for physical education teachers. During these sessions, Ryan Eldridge, the department’s physical education consultant, will share website updates and how educators can provide feedback on topics such as the Wellness and Physical Education measures on the Ohio School Report Cards, physical education grade band evaluations and assessments, and more. In addition, the department is seeking feedback from physical education professionals about the successes and challenges they face.

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