Click here for the April edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education news and information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
A new state requirement from Ohio Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law), effective March 14, 2017, affects pupil activity (coaching) permit holders. All individuals who coach athletic activities must annually complete a sudden cardiac arrest course approved by the Ohio Department of Health. In early May, the Ohio Department of Health is expected to announce a new course for fulfilling this requirement. As soon as the training is available, we will notify districts of its availability and encourage them to have coaches complete it as soon as possible.
Save the date:
April 26 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
will be hosting a webinar about Ohio’s Licensure for Teachers to provide guidance on the following topics:
• Ohio’s Four-Tiered Licensure Structure
• The Ohio Resident Educator Program
for beginning teachers; and
• Professional Development
, including Local Professional Development Committees
One of the most frequently asked questions the Department receives concerns how long a short-term substitute teacher may teach in a given classroom. For information about this topic, see this new webpage. Find additional information regarding eligibility requirements for short- and long-term substitutes here. Direct any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With adoption of State Board of Education language defining consistently high-performing teachers, certain educators with professional, lead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may not need to complete additional coursework or equivalent continuing education credits to renew their educator licenses. An educator who meets the State Board definition of consistently high-performing teacher is exempt from the additional coursework requirement for the renewal of a professional educator license for the next renewal cycle. Beginning the afternoon of Jan. 18, the CORE licensure application will ask each local professional development committee chair or co-chair to indicate whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Read more here.