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.
State law (Ohio House Bill 64) brought changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. The bill extends safe harbor provisions for educators who use value-added ratings from state tests for the student growth measure portion of their evaluations. The legislation also modifies the alternative framework, one of two models districts must choose from when evaluating teachers and principals.
The department is currently revising the Resident Educator Web pages to reflect changes made in the 2015-2016 state budget bill — and to include streamlined tools and resources. Please note that a new overview of program revisions for 2015-2016 is posted here — and that there will be new and updated materials and Web pages later this summer.
The Ohio Department of Education is currently working as quickly as possible to correct two issues with the online licensure system. One relates to the ability of new applicants to obtain an Educator State ID. In addition, applicants will only be able to update their demographic information outside of CORE on the main SAFE account menu.
ODE's Office of Professional Conduct submits an annual report to the State Board of Education. The Annual Report for 2014 will assist readers in understanding professional conduct initiatives of the office and of ODE.