As Ohio transitions to new state tests, safe harbor gives schools, teachers and students time to adjust to the new tests. In most cases, there will no longer be consequences tied to the results of the state tests given in the 2014-2015 school year.
Program coordinators can choose from one of three upcoming day-long meetings for an opportunity to learn from the Ohio Department of Education and colleagues in other districts about implementing the Ohio Resident Educator program. The department will host three meetings: Monday, May 18 at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton; Tuesday, May 19 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus; and Wednesday, May 27 in Independence at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Register in STARS through your SAFE account, using the keyword search term: pc network.
The first edition of the online Licensure Update newsletter provides information for those who are involved with educator licensure in school districts, particularly electronic signers who review and approve license applications. Suggestions for future topics may be sent to email@example.com.
The Feb. 23, 2015 edition of the Resident Educator Program Update, posted here, provides important information for program coordinators, mentors, facilitators and resident educators. Inside readers will find articles on licensure as well as resources and requirements. A PDF of this entire edition is available here. Thanks to all who are supporting Ohio’s teachers through this important program.
Preparing for Ohio’s New State Tests, Graduation Options and the Value-Added Model for High Schools, Science and Social Studies