Two Ohio teachers will spend a year living and teaching English in Taiwan for the 2014-2015 school year. Sonniya Phuong, a high school teacher at Fairfield High School in Cincinnati and Traci Stallworth-Estrada, a Grade 5-8 teacher at Alfred A. Benesch School, will be joining other selected U.S. teachers for this unique opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
On June 4, the Ohio General Assembly passed the Mid-Biennium Review, which contains a variety of key education measures. This analysis, prepared by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, includes summaries of the provisions that will become law when signed by Gov. Kasich. The column “As Reported by Conference Committee” represents the version that was passed by the General Assembly June 4.