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3/9/2017

Use the Ohio Safer Schools tip line for school safety threats

As warm weather and spring testing approach, schools sometimes see the number of bomb threats increase. The use of the free Ohio Safer Schools Tip Line can alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis. Safer Schools Ohio offers the tip line so students and adults can anonymously report school safety threats by phone or text message. If your district registered in the past for the tip line, now is the time to remind students to use it. Districts that need to sign up may register for a tip line here. You can promote the tip line in your school with free posters and handouts.

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3/9/2017

Severe weather poster contest open to students in grades 1-6

The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is sponsoring a poster contest for students in grades 1-6. Entries should demonstrate the actions students can take before, during and after severe weather events to protect themselves and others. April 17 is the deadline for submitting your school’s first-place posters (per grade) to your regional National Weather Service office. The weather service will announce the regional winners by the end of May. For complete rules and forms to participate, click here.

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3/9/2017

Start Talking!

Here are two recent articles from the Start Talking! program that will help teachers and administrators have important conversations with their students that can prevent them from the dangers of substance abuse. See the Start Talking! website and the Know program for more tips and teachable moments.

 

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3/9/2017

Check out the Teaching with Technology video series

The Teaching with Technology video series highlights teachers who are integrating learning technologies into the curriculum in Ohio’s schools. Check out one or more of the eight videos, which the Department produced with our partner, WOSU Public MediaHere’s the complete playlist, and below see a description of selected videos: 

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3/9/2017

​Join the Project-Based Learning Ohio Institute this summer

This summer, teachers can be students too! Take a few days out of your summer and sign up for the 2017 Project-Based Learning Ohio Institute, July 25-27, on the campus of New Albany-Plain Local Schools near Columbus. The institute is an internationally attended academy that gives teachers a chance to learn and create new ways of educating and engaging students to get them ready for college and careers.
 

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