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3/9/2017

Tell us what you think of Learning in Ohio website

Recently, we introduced the Learning in Ohio website to help educators more easily find useful information related to Ohio’s Learning Standards. The new website includes redesigned mathematics and English language arts sections, where users will find resources including suggested learning activities and side-by-side comparisons of the 2010 and revised 2017 standards. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about the website through a short survey. It will remain open through April 5.

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3/9/2017

​Learning Management System for Ohio Education now available

The Learning Management System for Ohio Education is available anytime and anywhere. The online system provides free courses and professional development on important education initiatives for teachers and administrators. It offers another way for those who may not be able to attend face-to-face trainings to learn from experts on essential topics such as formative instructional practices, gifted education and differentiating instruction. Additionally, participants can keep relevant materials and documents in an individualized e-portfolio. Here are simple directions to access the system and modules available now. 

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3/9/2017

Take free training about teacher-based teams

The free online module, TBTs: What Districts Need to Know, from the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), contains the latest research linking the work of teacher-based teams to improved outcomes for students and staff. Featured are Foundational Elements for the Ohio Improvement Process, the 5-Step Process, and Inclusive School and District Cultures. Educators can download certificates of completion from all OLAC modules and webinars to submit to their local professional development committees for continuing education credits.

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3/9/2017

​Webinars assist with value-added roster verification

Teachers with value-added data will benefit from free webinars tailored to their information needs regarding the annual roster verification process. Roster verification in spring 2017, which begins for teachers on April 3, will result in value-added reports in the fall that must be used in the 2017-2018 teacher evaluations. The best way to ensure that value-added measures accurately reflect the influence of teachers’ instruction on student progress is for districts and teachers to participate in roster verification.
 

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3/9/2017

FAQs about consistently high-performing teachers posted

State law directed the State Board of Education to define a consistently high-performing teacher for the purpose of exempting such teachers from completing additional coursework required for renewal of their professional teaching licenses. As a result, certain educators with professional, as well as  lead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may be exempt from these requirements. Find a new set of answers to frequently asked questions about this topic here.

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