Program coordinators can choose from one of two upcoming day-long meetings for an opportunity to learn from the department and colleagues in other districts about implementing the Ohio Resident Educator program. The department will host one meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield and another on Wednesday, May 14 in Dublin at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Program coordinators should watch email for more details; registration will be in STARS through SAFE accounts.
Teachscape will be hosting a webinar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, to share with candidates, facilitators and program coordinators additional details about the requirements to complete the RESA. Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat by clicking here. Watch your inbox for details about additional webinars that will take place on the following dates: March 27 from noon to 1 p.m. and April 10 at 4-5 p.m. More details are inside
Last month, the department asked that resident educator program coordinators share the news about deadline extensions for RESA Tasks 2, 3, 4 and 5 to midnight Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The complete news item on this topic includes explains that the department made change in deadlines because of the extreme weather and related school closures. To ensure that all candidates are able to complete the work, the department and Teachscape strongly recommend that candidates follow the original submission schedule. Look inside for tips for staying on track and a suggested timeline.
Teachscape is sending Resident Educator Summative Assessment candidates a reminder today that they must complete and return the Tripod Student Perception Surveys as directed on the survey materials no later than March 1. Any candidates who have not received Tripod surveys should contact Tripod’s Help Desk immediately.
The department highly encourages superintendents, principals and other administrators who have responsibility for making decisions associated with student growth measures to register for one of the essential half-day training sessions that educational service center staff are conducting now through April. The training will help administrators meet milestones on the evaluation timeline for the next few months, especially the legal requirements for completing teacher evaluations by May 1 and preparing written reports of the evaluations by May 10.