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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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11/3/2014

National School Lunch Program Equipment grant is available

The 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Act authorizes the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Child Nutrition to competitively award equipment assistance grants to eligible school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program. The department received $1,122,622 for distribution to school food authorities.

These funds will allow the purchase of capital equipment helpful in serving healthier meals, meeting the new nutritional standards with emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables in school meals, improving food safety, and expanding accessibility to food services.

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11/3/2014

STEM schools opening doors for educator tours

Ohio STEM Learning Network’s Training Center school sites are offering in-depth site visits during STEM School Tour Week, Nov. 10-14.

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