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3/13/2015

Teachers will begin value-added roster verification April 15; more teachers will be involved this year

The school set-up period for value-added roster verification begins March 23 for principals and their support teams in districts that have chosen to participate in this process. Administrators have until April 14 to verify their staff lists and assignments before the teacher review period begins. On April 15, each teacher with value-added data at participating districts will receive an email message from the district’s value-added service provider that gives them access to verify rosters through May 12. These teachers will set up attribution for the students they taught, how long they taught them and the percentage of instruction they provided each student. Learn more about this process and available training resources inside.

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3/13/2015

Free summer workshops offered for advanced placement teachers

The department is offering free Advanced Placement Workshops this summer. The workshops will provide both current, experienced advanced placement teachers and those seeking to teach these courses with in-depth content and resources to enhance their teaching at all levels. Look inside for the schedule of workshops and instructions on registration.

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3/13/2015

INFOhio offers resources for College Credit Plus teachers and students

Through College Credit Plus, students can now enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, or even middle school, which means they will be doing college-level research. How do you support them in your school library? Find out how with INFOhio’s College Credit Plus Library Resources.

The site features different tabs for students, teachers, librarians, parents and school counselors. Each tab contains search tools, helpful link and checklists to make sure your students and teachers have the resources they need to meet the demands of College Credit Plus writing and research. 

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1/27/2015

Workshop helps teachers prepare students for performance-based tests

Attend a five-day performance task writing workshop to find out how to create lessons that promote deep learning while also preparing your students for the performance-based portion of Ohio’s new state tests. You will leave with classroom instruction you can use this school year. Two five-day workshops remain available in the schedule inside.

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1/27/2015

INFOhio’s K-12 Blizzard Bags available now

Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12. Each of the four bags focus on a specific grade band and theme, including: grades K-3, snow; grades 4-5, snow; grades 6-8, financial literacy; grades 9-12, social media and research readiness for college and careers.

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1/27/2015

Recommendations open for Ohio's Talent Pool

Recommendations are being accepted for Ohio’s Talent Pool. The state of Ohio maintains a file of classroom leaders consisting of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for special recognition programs. For further information, please visit Ohio Talent Pool.

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1/27/2015

$10 million available through Ohio’s new school mentorship program

Community Connectors provides $10 million in 3-to-1 matching grants that will help give more Ohio students access to role models who can help motivate and inspire them, as well as help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace. For details on applying for a grant, see a recorded webcast here. The Ohio Department of Education is accepting applications now through Feb. 20.

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