The department presented a summary of activity at the May 11-13 State Board meeting concerning the work of advisory committees and working groups of educators who are involved in revising Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
Representatives from 18 statewide educational organizations serving on advisory committees held their first meeting April 14 concerning the review of Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. During this initial session, committee members learned about the results of the standards revision survey conducted Feb. 23 through April 5. They also began the process of reviewing all comments pertaining to the standards in their subject areas – a process they will continue on their own and at meetings in April or May. Members of advisory committees, which are each chaired by two content experts, will provide direction to working groups of teachers who will draft the actual revisions to the standards selected.
Jake Steinfeld, fitness expert and chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, has selected the state of Ohio to kick off its National Fitness Champion campaign to help fight childhood obesity.
The Ohio Department of Education invites Ohioans to submit suggestions through April 5 as part of a periodic revision process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and math. This feedback will help ensure the standards continue reflecting the most recent research and the experience of educators as they help students become ready for college and careers.
Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced licensed elementary and middle school teachers to apply to the Teaching in Taiwan program. The selected educators teach English to students in Taiwan for one academic year. Teaching contracts are from 10 to 11 months, depending on the placement.