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6/27/2014

Summative assessment facilitators need training

The online Facilitation Training for those individuals who will serve as summative assessment facilitators is available at no cost to those who sign up for an account. Access the link for the online Facilitation Training here. Share the Facilitation at a Glance guidance document with anyone who may serve in the role of a facilitator. 


6/27/2014

Thanks for efforts made in the Resident Educator Program’s third year

Ohio is completing the third year of the Resident Educator Program. This past year, over 15,000 resident educators participated in the program, with more than 8,000 active mentors and 3,000+ candidates completing the Resident Educator Summative Assessment for the first time. As the program continues to grow, we want to thank everyone for their commitment to supporting teachers. When we support teachers, we support student learning.

 

 


6/24/2014

Teacher and principal evaluator training for “re-calibrating” credentials is available

Training and tests are now available for educators who need to update their credentials as evaluators for the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation Systems. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is administering the re-calibration process. To successfully complete re-calibration, which is required every two years, teacher evaluators must take three hours of online training and principal evaluators must take two hours of online training. Both teacher and principal evaluators also need to pass the appropriate tests. More information is available on the department’s website.


6/20/2014

Office of Professional Conduct Annual Report

ODE's Office of Professional Conduct submits an annual report to the State Board of Education. The Annual Report for 2013 will assist readers in understanding professional conduct initiatives of the office and of ODE.


6/4/2014

Changes to Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for 2014-2015

House Bill 362 passed the Ohio legislature on June 3 bringing changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.


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