Virtual Meetups for Content Area Educators

The Ohio Department of Education is scheduling virtual meetups in collaboration with various professional organizations across the state to support administrators and educators in each content area during the ordered school-building closure. The purpose of the meetups is to support educators and provide a platform to network, share and gain new skills or strategies to help students succeed while learning remotely. This aligns with the vision of Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child, Our Future, which focuses on the whole child by empowering teachers to help students become resilient, lifelong learners who contribute to society. The virtual meetups will help facilitate discussions about equitable learning opportunities and practices for each child while partnering with educators and professional organizations to promote quality schools and student success.

The Department will co-host and publicize the virtual meetups in conjunction with guest presenters sponsored by professional organizations. Sessions will focus on a broad range of topics or strategies depending on the content area.

Upcoming Meetups by Content Area

General (all content areas)

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English Language Arts

Join the Ohio Department of Education and INFOhio to learn about restorative writing and Open Space – Ohio’s creation and collaboration space for educators. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how and why restorative writing could be a powerful and reflective outlet for students amid the pandemic. Participants also will learn about Open Space tools and resources that support the writing standards in Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

This virtual series is open and free to all who would like to participate. The dates, times and registration are included below.
  • Session 1 - Date/time: Dec.1, 2021, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 2 - Date/time: Jan.12, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Date/time: Jan.26, 2022, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Presenters: Mary Rowland and Melissa Solema, INFOhio; Teresa Castellaneta, Ohio Department of Education
  • Registration Required (free)
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Health Education

No meetings at this time. 

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MP 7: Look for and make use of structure 
  • Date/time: Jan. 11, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Yelena Palayeva
  • Join the meeting 
    • Meeting ID: 850 1057 2067, Passcode: 443126
    • By phone: +13126266799,,85010572067#,,,,*443126#
MP 8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning 
  • Data/time: Feb. 8, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Yelena Palayeva
  • Join the meeting  
    • Meeting ID: 862 7658 7561, Passcode: 748851
    • By phone: +19292056099,,86276587561#,,,,*748851#
MP 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively 
  • Data/time: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Brian Bickley 
  • Join the meeting 
    • Meeting ID: 824 4686 6175, Passcode: 999000
    • By phone: +13017158592,,82446866175#,,,,*999000#
MP 5: Use appropriate tools strategically 
  • Date/time: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Annika Moore 
  • Join the meeting 
    • Meeting ID: 882 3122 7858, Passcode: 839151
    • By phone: +13017158592,,88231227858#,,,,*839151#
MP 6: Attend to precision
  • Date/time: April 26, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Brian Bickley 
  • Join the meeting
    • Meeting ID: 889 8684 1271, Passcode: 596674
    • By phone: +13126266799,,88986841271#,,,,*596674#
MP 1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them 
  • Date/time: May 17, 2022 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Annika Moore
  • Join the meeting 
    • Meeting ID: 879 2366 1142, Passcode: 607161
    • By phone: +19292056099,,87923661142#,,,,*607161#
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Physical Education and Health

Answers to FAQs about Adapted Physical Education
Bernadette Laughlin and Megan Flowers from the Ohio Department of Education will answer questions about adapted physical education. Please email with any questions prior to the meetup.
  • Date/time: Jan. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Join the meeting
    • By phone: ‪+1 971-232-0935, PIN: ‪878 563 322#
Skills Based Health Education
Maria Schneider, health and life skills teacher at Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools, will share lesson ideas to use in the classroom.
  • Date/time: Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m.
  • Join the meeting
    • By phone: ‪+1 971-232-0935, PIN: ‪878 563 322#
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Science Virtual Meetups for 2021-2022 will focus on High-Quality Materials, Instruction and Assessment. The Ohio Department of Education science team is partnering with Amplify Science to bring a series of sessions designed to support educators in each of these three key areas of student engagement. 
  • Date/time: Varied dates from 4-5 p.m.
  • Registration required (A meeting link will be sent to registrants upon registration.)
    • Session materials: Visit the Science Resources page for session dates, materials and resources.
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Past Virtual Meetups 

Content Specific Resource Pages

More resources, including standards and model curriculum can be found on the individual content area resource pages linked below.
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Partnering Professional Organizations

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Last Modified: 1/27/2022 10:46:40 AM