If you are looking for a short summary of what’s new for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation system this school year, see the 10 Tips document posted under resources here. The one-page document provides links to information explaining changes, as well as new and upcoming resources. Watch this “latest news” box for more information to come about student learning objectives and a new formula for compiling teacher and principal summative ratings.
If you are interested in applying for either a substitute teaching license or pupil activity (coaching) permit, read the new step-by-step instructions for getting started on your respective Web page. You will see an outline of requirements, pointers on navigating My Educator Profile (the online licensure system) and how to check on the status of your application review.
The Aug. 12 edition of the Resident Educator Program Update provides important information for program coordinators, mentors, facilitators and resident educators as we begin the new school year. Inside readers will find articles on resources, requirements, upcoming trainings and program coordinator meetings. Also, don’t miss the last article about recent law changes and upcoming rules related to resident educator and alternate resident educator licenses. A PDF of this entire edition is available here. Thanks to all who are supporting Ohio’s teachers through this important program.
While IM and RE-1 remain the only required trainings for mentors, advanced mentor trainings are available for all educators. Optional trainings are now posted in STARS through your SAFE account (search keywords “advanced mentor training”).
Funding is available for each first-year resident educator working in a public district, chartered community school, educational service center, career center or joint vocational school. To be eligible for these funds, a school or district must have registered their resident educators in CORE by the designated deadline. Reimbursement funds must be requested by June 30, 2014. Read the original news item here. Detailed directions for each of these steps are available here.