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RECORDED SESSIONS FOR THE BUILDING BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE: INSTRUCTION USING HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENT ARE LISTED BELOW BY CONTENT AREA. 

Building Bridges to the Future: Instruction Using High-Quality Materials

On August 3-5, educators connected virtually with the Ohio Department of Education for the Building Bridges to the Future: Instruction Using High-Quality Materials professional learning series. This online event featured sessions across all content areas, with a focus on using high-quality instructional practices and materials, leading to more equitable learning outcomes for all students.

Presentation highlights included the following:
  • Welcome from Superintendent DeMaria;
  • Keynote speakers from Instruction Partners and The New Teacher Project (TNTP);
  • Using high-quality student data to inform instruction in various content areas; and
  • Resources for supporting high-quality instructional practices. 
Meeting norms:
  1. Be respectful and supportive.
  2. Recognize that everyone has expertise.
  3. Assume positive intent.
  4. Seek clarification in language and ideas.
  5. Share experiences.
  6. Use the chat feature when you have a question.
  7. Mute your microphone when not speaking.
Closed captions:
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Recordings:

Recorded sessions for the Building Bridges to the Future: Instruction Using High-Quality Materials professional learning series are listed below by content area.

Note: Not all sessions were recorded.

Contact hours:

Contact hours were provided for all sessions. Certificates of attendance went out within two weeks after the event. Exit tickets required.

Exit tickets:

Exit tickets were provided at the end of each session for participants who wanted to leave comments, more information and needed certificates of attendance.


Event Schedules

Schedule by Content Area

Event Opening

Join Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, on August 3, 8:10 a.m. as he welcomes the education community to the professional learning series Building Bridges to the Future: Instruction Using High-Quality Materials.

Immediately following Superintendent DeMaria's introduction, we welcome you to stay and hear from Emily Freitag, co-founder and CEO of Instruction Partners, on equity and high-quality instructional materials.

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Keynote Sessions

Equity and High-Quality Instructional Materials
Emily Freitag, co-founder and CEO of Instruction Partners, will share the six key takeaways from the Rethinking Intervention series in which she interviewed over 40 renown researchers and practitioners in education. She will share practical lessons learned to achieve more equitable outcomes for students and practical approaches to use high-quality instructional materials to support unfinished learning.  

  • Date/Time: August 3, 8:10-9:20 a.m.
  • Keynote Speaker: Emily Freitag-Instruction Partners
  • Content: General
  • Recorded session

Unraveling the Opportunity Myth
TNTP will share findings from the national report, The Opportunity Myth, which followed nearly 4,000 students to learn more about their experiences.  What was found was: Students need access to high-quality materials and instruction that deeply engages them in grade-level content and assignments. As educators decide how to help students “catch-up” after COVID-19 new research confirms the need to focus on “just-in-time” supports to access grade-level content rather than remediation. What commitments can educators make as professionals to unravel the "Opportunity Myth"?

  • Date/Time: August 4, 8:30-9:20 a.m.
  • Keynote Speakers: Mary Pittman and Rachida Evans-TNTP
  • Content: General
  • Recorded session

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General Sessions

Identify High-Quality Instructional Materials with EdReports and the RemotEDx Rubric
Teachers and administrators know how important high-quality instructional materials are for student learning, but access to the best materials remains an issue for many educators. Time is of the essence, and too often, the criteria for high-quality instructional materials is unclear. To build capacity in Ohio schools to find and use quality materials, INFOhio has partnered with EdReports to provide a free class on how to use their reviews of instructional materials available for districts. In addition, INFOhio synthesized criteria from various sources for high-quality instructional materials in the development of the RemotEDx Rubric, creating a tool that can be used not only for Open Educational Resources, but also when considering supplemental materials. Learn more about INFOhio's platform, available through the RemotEDx Exchange, to provide EdReports content for Ohio educators. Districts looking for how to find and evaluate instructional materials will benefit from this session.

Eye of Integration: Interdisciplinary Explanation and Exploration
Join content area consultants from the Ohio Department of Education as they share the development of a multi-disciplinary, integrated unit, featuring one of Ohio’s treasures. Consultants will discuss the creative design process and the benefits of integrated units in the elementary classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to provide insight on implementation strategies. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to pilot this unit in their classroom. 

  • Date/Time: August 4, 3-3:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies
  • Content: General
  • Recorded session
  • Resources

Reimagine Your PreK–5 Classroom with Quality Materials from INFOhio
INFOhio provides Ohio educators, students and families with no-cost, equitable access to quality instructional materials. Research shows that when teachers have access to quality, standards-aligned instructional materials it makes a difference in their teaching practice and the instruction students receive. Quality instructional materials are flexible and adaptive, culturally responsive, research-based, standards-aligned and user friendly. Find out how INFOhio’s PreK–5 digital resources support these indicators of quality instructional materials and how you can use them to help your students achieve success inside and outside of the classroom.

Reimagine Your 6–12 Classroom with Quality Materials from INFOhio
Quality counts, and ensuring that all students and teachers in Ohio have equitable access to quality instructional materials is at the heart of INFOhio's mission. According to a study cited by EdReports, high-quality instructional materials and textbooks are cited as a top funding priority for teachers. Quality resources are easy to use, are adaptable for any learning environment and are culturally responsive to ensure all students are seen and heard. No-cost instructional materials are easier to find than you think. Learn how to locate and integrate quality digital resources from INFOhio into your classrooms for grades 6-12.

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Sessions by Content Area

Computer Science/Technology

Using Real-World Examples to Develop High-Quality Instructional Materials
Presenters will share examples of high-quality instruction and instructional materials that engage students in learning, applying and reflecting on computer science and technology content through real-world experiences. One scenario will feature the ongoing expansion provided through Ohio’s Cyber Range. 

  • Date/time: August 3, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): John Wiseman, Leslie Yenkin and Janelle Horton-Ohio Department of Education and Rebekah Michael-Ohio Cyber Range Director
  • Recorded session
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English Language Arts/Library-Media

Equity Through Rigorous Texts for All Students
Join Ohio Literacy Leads, Carolyn Turner and Michelle Elia as they build a rationale for using complex texts for all students. Exposure to complex texts allows learners to acquire the vocabulary and content necessary to read texts in English Language Arts and across content areas and disciplines. Participants in this session will engage in simulations, conversations, and connections to classroom applications using complex texts with all students across all disciplines.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 2021, noon-2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Michelle Elia and Carolyn Turner-Ohio Literacy Leads
  • Recorded session

Engage Your Librarian in Teaching Literacies and Lifelong Learning
Join Jennifer Holt as she explains Ohio’s new Library Guidelines. Participants in this session will look deeply into the learning strands of Ohio’s Library Guidelines for Learners, exploring how their certified school library media specialist can teach digital literacy, information literacy, media literacy and can help students develop a foundation for lifelong learning.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 2021, 2 - 2:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Jennifer Holt, School Library Media Specialist-Willoughby Eastlake City School District, South High School
  • Recorded session

Fine Arts

Fine Arts SY21-22 Professional Learning Opportunities
  • Building Bridges for Arts Education (Ohio Focus)
  • Blurred Borders for Arts Education (National Focus)
  • Fine Arts Professional Learning Communities
  • First-Year Teacher Cohorts (Click here to register)

The Ohio Department of Education will continue its partnership with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) along with the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, OhioDance, Ohio Art Education Association and Ohio Educational Theatre Association to offer virtual professional development opportunities for arts educators throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

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Mathematics

Math Instruction Open Forum
The Ohio Department of Education math consultants will host an open forum to discuss the keynote sessions and the impact on math instruction. The focus will be on how to apply lessons learned over the past year to support equitable, high-quality instruction for all Ohio students.​

  • Date/Time: August 4, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Annika Moore-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session Not Available

Using Performance Level Descriptors to Plan and Deliver K-2 Mathematics Instruction
Educators will learn how to use the K-2 Performance Level Descriptors published by the Council of Chief State School Officers to set learning goals for students. The focus is to analyze existing instructional tasks to identify its performance levels and how to use the leveled tasks during instruction to gather evidence of student understanding and move them toward satisfying their learning goals.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Brian Bickley-Ohio Department of Education and Erin Chavez-Kentucky Department of Education
  • Recorded session

How Will We Know What They're Thinking?
 Educators will explore four purposeful, strategic approaches to gathering information about student thinking. This formative assessment lens will be used to review curricular materials that reveals student thinking and ways modify tasks efficiently and effectively.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Author Tracy Zager-Stenhouse Publishers
  • Recorded session

Promoting Reasoning and Communication in the Mathematics Classroom
In this session, educators will explore practices that engage students in the process of thinking and reasoning in the math classroom, through individual and group collaboration.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 9-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Annika Moore-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session

Integrating the Social and Emotional Standards into the Mathematics Classroom
Educators will explore opportunities to intentionally interweave the development of social and emotional competencies with the development of mathematics content. This session will focus on integrating explicit attention to social and emotional competencies at the classroom level promoting an academic climate conducive to learning.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Prestenter(s): Annika Moore and Nicole Kahler-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session

Integrated Courses: Combining Algebra 2 and Physics
Robert Engels and Angela Sanor from St. Vincent-St. Marys High School in Akron will share their work integrating Algebra 2 and Physics in their high school courses. 

  • Date/Time: August 5, 1-1:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Angela Sanor and Bob Engels-St. Vincent-St. Marys High School
  • Recorded session

Celebrating Student Brilliance in the Math Classroom (Grades 6 - Algebra 1) 
Problem-based learning allows students to engage in social situations that make math feel real and relevant. Two mindset shifts are around moving from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” and learning how to celebrate student thinking during classroom discussions. Join this session to learn more about problem-based math instruction and strategies for implementation in the classroom.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 2-2:50 p.m.
  • Presenter: Francis Ogata-Amplify
  • Recorded session

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Science/STEM

Using Peer Review in High School Science Courses
Peer review is often associated with writing and English class, but what could peer review look like in a STEM discipline? What type of tasks would lend themselves to peer review? What began as a quest to create assessments that were difficult to solve by Googling the answers became a journey to help students break down a problem and synthesize ideas through a peer review process. Come and learn more about a pandemic takeaway, the value of peer review in STEM disciplines.

The Power of Professional Organizations: Getting Connected
Learn about ways that professional organizations can build your network and support quality science instruction. This session will showcase services and benefits provided by the Science Education Council of Ohio, the Environmental Educators Council of Ohio and the National Science Teaching Association as well as showing general benefits of participating in professional organizations.

  • Date/Time: August 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Representatives from Science Education Council of Ohio, the Environmental Educators Council of Ohio and the National Science Teaching Association
  • Recorded session
  • Resources

Energy Across the Science Curriculum
Energy is a concept that crosses both grade level and domain boundaries. This session will focus on energy as a unifying concept, detail the expectations for understanding energy at each level kindergarten through high school and explore ways to help students refine their conceptual models of energy as they progress through the K-12 continuum. 

Importance of High-Quality Instructional Materials: PhD Science
Science is a dynamic field of study. PhD Science® is a phenomenon-based K–5 curriculum in which students’ natural curiosity drives the learning, transforming the classroom into a place of exploration. The curriculum’s hands-on approach allows young scientists to dive into the real world and its wonders. 

Science Instruction Open Forum
The Ohio Department of Education science consultants will host an open forum to discuss the keynote sessions and the impact on science instruction. The focus will be on how to apply lessons learned over the past year to support equitable, high-quality instruction for all Ohio students.​

  • Date/Time: August 4, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Cathy Holmes, Lydia Hunter and Robin Deems-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session not available

My NASA Data and Desmos
Join this session to discover innovative and engaging ways to incorporate NASA data in your classroom, featuring the Desmos program.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Elizabeth Joiner-NASA and Steve Phelps-Hamilton County ESC
  • Recorded session
  • Resources

Importance of High-Quality Instructional Materials: Amplify
Amplify Science is a K–8 science curriculum rooted in the research-based Do, Talk, Read, Write, Visualize model of learning. In each unit of the program, students engage with science and engineering practices, figure out disciplinary core ideas, and utilize and apply crosscutting concepts in multiple modalities across thoughtful, structured lessons that are centered around engaging anchor phenomena. 

Importance of High-Quality Instructional Materials: OpenSciEd
Join OpenSciEd for a discussion on the importance of robust, research-based, open-source science instructional materials designed to increase accessibility for all teachers and students. 

Integrated Courses: Combining Algebra 2 and Physics
Robert Engels and Angela Sanor from St. Vincent-St. Marys High School in Akron will share their work integrating Algebra 2 and Physics into their high school courses. 

  • Date/Time: August 5, 1-1:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Angela Sanor and Bob Engels-St. Vincent-St. Marys High School
  • Recorded session

OTES 2.0 and High-Quality Student Data in Science
Join this session to hear from a fellow Ohio science teacher about how high-quality student data impacted her science classes.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 2-2:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Andrea Smith and Kathy Hott-North Point ESC
  • Recorded session

Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research: The Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium
Communication is key to science and engineering practices. Providing opportunities for students to showcase and hone their skills is essential. The Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium provides Ohio high school students the opportunity to share their research projects with wildlife professionals.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 3-3:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Jen Dennison-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Recorded session
  • Resources

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Social Studies

OER Conference for the Social Studies
The OER Conference for the Social Studies includes the learning tracks—Designing Inquiry, The Power of Media, Really Current Events and other relevant topics for social studies educators returning to the classroom this fall. Explore what history can tell us about this moment, how our view of citizenship has shifted and what educators may consider as they shift their practice to meet the challenge. Some sessions may be recorded and contact hours will be provided.

  • Date/Time: August 3-5, multiple sessions
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative;
    • Jane Kamensky, Professor of American History at Harvard University; and
    • LaGarrett King, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri.
  • Recorded sessions coming soon

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World Languages & Cultures

Social Justice in the World Language Classroom: Teaching Solidarity
This session will present a general framework for teaching the social justice concept of solidarity in world languages classes. It will provide a framework for the concept of solidarity, provide examples of how to encourage an appreciation of differences and explain the importance of context to promote mutual understanding and eventually solidarity.

  • Date/time: August 3, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Alan Turner-St. Ignatius High School
  • Recorded session not available

Making Culture Comprehensible for All Levels in the World Languages Classroom
Join this session to discuss how to make culture comprehensible, create a routine for teaching culture, prepare students for cultural comparisons and help make students global citizens. Educators will discuss how to get started, create a routine and where to get your inspirations for topics and resources.

  • Date/Time: August 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Tonya Barba-Strongsville City Schools
  • Recorded session 

OTES 2.0 for World Language Teachers
Join this session for information on the OTES 2.0 process specifically for world language teachers, with a focus on how to gather high-quality student data, use it to drive instruction and show evidence of its impact on learning, as outlined on the OTES 2.0 rubric.

  • Date/Time: August 3, 1-2:15 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Kathy Shelton-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session

Reducing Anxiety in the WL Classroom
Oral communication continues to be the most sought-after 21st-century skill. In this session, educators will learn what the research shows and how other teachers from Ohio and Guyana reduce Oral Anxiety in their world language classrooms.

  • Date/Time: August 3, 2:20-3:10 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Shauna Torrington
  • Recorded session 

Introduction to The CAAP World Language Assessments and Practice Site
The Collaborative Articulation and Assessment Project (CAAP) is free to Ohio high school language teachers who teach Spanish, French, German or Chinese.  CAAP helps teachers with early assessment measures in all four skills, online interactive practice exams, tours of The Ohio State University’s World Media and Culture Center and many more benefits.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Rebecca Bias-The Ohio State University Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Recorded session

Using The CAAP World Language Assessments to Gather High-Quality Student Data for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES 2.0).
The new OTES 2.0 process asks teachers to gather high--quality student data and use it to inform their instruction.  Join this session to show how world language teachers can use the free CAAP assessments and practice site from The Ohio State University to gather student data on language proficiency.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 11:10 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Kathy Shelton-Ohio Department of Education and Rebecca Bias-The Ohio State University Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Recorded session

Finding World Language Authentic Resources Using Social Media
Social media offers a wealth of current authentic texts. This session offers practical tips to find quality authentic resources for all levels using Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and more.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 1-1:50 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Lauren Racela-Milford Exempted Village Schools
  • Content: General
  • Recorded session

Portfolios for World Languages
Chris Lemon, a world language teacher, will show how to use portfolios in the classroom to gather evidence of student learning and language proficiency.

  • Date/Time: August 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Chris Lemon-Northmont High School
  • Recorded session

World Languages and Cultures: Beginning Teachers Cohort
World language teachers that are new to the profession (years 1-4) are invited to join the monthly Beginning Teachers Cohort hosted by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Foreign Language Association. This session will be an introduction to the cohort, information about topics, meeting dates, networking and other support that will be available throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Presenter(s): Kathy Shelton-Ohio Department of Education and Megan Brady-Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)
  • Recorded session

How to Implement a Seal of Biliteracy Program in Your School or District
Participants in this session will learn about the requirements that graduates must fulfill to earn an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy and the steps that institutions should take to establish these programs.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Presenter(s): Ryan Wertz-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session

Moving Forward: Building Bridges for Language Learning
Join the Ohio Department of Education’s World Languages & Cultures team as they review the shared resources, strategies and teacher discussions from the Ohio world language virtual meetups held between March 2020 and May 2021. Educators will collaborate and investigate how teachers’ experiences and insight from remote education can impact the accessibility and inclusivity of language learning.

  • Date/Time: August 5, 1-2:15 p.m.
  • Presenter(s): Kathy Shelton-Ohio Department of Education
  • Recorded session

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