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11/14/2013

FIP in Action learning modules provide practical examples by grade or subject area

As teachers transition to Ohio’s New Learning Standards, they can take their learning to the next level through the Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) in Action modules. These application modules are targeted demonstrations of FIP in specific grades and subjects that illustrate practical examples of how the core components of FIP can be integrated into the classroom.

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11/14/2013

Ohio Teacher of the Year selected

Debra J. McDonald of Wadsworth was named 2014 Ohio Teacher of the Year on Nov. 6. McDonald, a 19-year-teaching veteran, has taught high school students for the past eight years in the Early Childhood Education and Care program at the Wayne County Schools Career Center. She also operates a fully functioning preschool at the career center where her students gain practical experiences as assistants.

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11/14/2013

North Royalton educator presented Milken Educator Award

In a surprise announcement during a school assembly last week, Sarah Franko, a fifth-grade science teacher at North Royalton Middle School, received a Milken Educator Award. The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards Program honors outstanding teachers and administrators in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Awards are presented to elementary (grades K-5) and secondary (grades 6-12) school educators in alternate years. Each Milken Educator receives an unrestricted award of $25,000.

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11/14/2013

License application process going paperless

The process for submitting and reviewing teacher licensure applications is moving to a paperless system by Jan. 1. Teachers already can apply for licenses and renewals online through the CORE My Educator Profile if the individuals designated to review and approve applications register as electronic application signers.

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10/16/2013

New training module to help in writing student learning objectives

To assist educators and principals in writing high-quality student learning objectives (SLOs), ODE has released a new online module to complement the four Student Growth Measure modules delivered in training sessions held throughout Ohio in November and December. This fifth module, Writing SLOs, contains two components, offering participants a means of using sample or district-specific data to write student learning objectives.

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10/16/2013

Resident Educator Summative Assessment task overview available

An overview of the tasks required for the 2013-2014 Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA), a performance-based assessment that third-year resident educators will take this year, is now available here along with a new fact sheet. The overview provides a description of the five tasks that must be completed, with the first task window opening Nov. 11. Learn more about the Handbook inside.

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10/16/2013

Training opens for facilitators assisting with Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)

Facilitators who will assist candidates taking the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) this year are required to complete a three-hour online training program that is now open. The department suggests facilitators take the training as soon as possible because it will help them prepare candidates for upcoming assessment tasks. Others associated with the Ohio Resident Educator program also may take the training.

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