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5/22/2017

Resident educators – be sure your completion criteria is entered in CORE

Each school year, local program coordinators must enter the end-of-year completion criteria for resident educators registered in the CORE system. We ask program coordinators to mark “yes” or “no” to the question of whether each resident educator completed all the year’s processes and requirements. In doing so, they consider their local program requirements (e.g., attendance at required meetings) in addition to the state Annual Resident Educator Program Requirements. You can verify that your completion criteria is entered by the June 30 deadline by logging into CORE through your SAFE account. (Just check the “My RE Summary” located in the important links box.   

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5/22/2017

Background check updates required for educators who have permanent and non-tax certificates

Educators who hold permanent certificates and permanent non-tax certificates are required by state law to update their FBI criminal background checks every five years through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). In addition, an updated BCI background check is required if the certificate holder has lived outside Ohio within the past five years. Permanent certificate holders whose background checks will expire by June 30 will need to update these if they have not already done so. Educators may view the dates of their previous background checks through the Educator Profile on the Department’s website.

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5/22/2017

Check out these high-quality videos for your classroom

Public broadcast stations across the state are partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to produce short, informative videos that can spark some new ideas for your classroom and help you communicate with parents.

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5/22/2017

Free repository of multiple-language documents can be a great resource for districts

Thanks to an Ohio Straight A Fund project at Cincinnati Public Schools and Princeton City Schools, Ohio educators can access documents on several subjects in languages other than English. The districts sought the Straight A grant for their Future CLASS for Diverse Learners project to serve their students and families whose native languages are those other than English. School administrators and teachers statewide can search the repository for translated documents to address particular needs as well as save time and money normally needed for translation. For best results, use the Google Chrome browser.

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5/22/2017

INFOhio offers resources for summer professional development

Summer break is almost here. Get a jump on next year’s planning or catch up on this year’s reading for your field with a sampling of 15 journals from Explora for Educators (EBSCO). There are more than 750 high-quality journals in this highly specialized collection, including more than 540 peer-reviewed titles. With more than 200 educational reports, it is the most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals in the world. To keep up on summer must-reads for educators, visit the Teach With INFOhio Blog.

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