Establishing or Updating a Local Ohio Resident Educator Program
Schools/districts seeking to establish or update a Resident Educator Program must first determine if they have the necessary qualified personnel to begin the program. The school/district should meet the following personnel requirements:
- Educator(s) assigned by the school/district to serve as mentor(s) and hold or have previously held (for retired teachers) the Ohio five-year professional educator, senior professional educator, lead professional educator or permanent educator license. These educators must also have completed the two-day state Mentor Academy. Read more about the requirements for and the role of a certified mentor here.
- Educator(s) assigned by the school/district in OEDS to serve in the role of program coordinator for the Resident Educator Program. Schools/Districts must update this role in OEDS when local program coordinators are reassigned. Read more about the requirements for and the role of a program coordinator here.
- Educator(s) assigned by the school/district to serve in the facilitator role for resident educators who are participating in the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). Read more about the requirements for and the role of a facilitator here.
- Educator(s) assigned by the school/district to serve in the colleague role for resident educators participating in Exploring Leadership activities. Read more about the requirements for and the role of a colleague here
- Please note that in some districts/schools, the role of program coordinator, mentor, facilitator and colleague may be held by the same person.
Establishing OEDS Account and Assigning the Role of Program Coordinator
If these above personnel requirements are met, the next step is to establish an OEDS (Ohio Educational Directory System) account with the Ohio Department of Education. If your school, district or entity is already established in OEDS, your organization will have an assigned IRN (Information Retrieval Number). If not, then your organization will need to request an OEDS account. Please go here to begin the process of establishing your organization in OEDS.
Once an OEDS account has been established, the OEDS administrator for your organization will need to designate the role of “Coordinator-Resident Educator” to someone in the school, district or entity. For help determining who this educator should be, please go here.
The educator designated as program coordinator will need to establish an OH|ID account (if he/she doesn’t already have one) so he/she can register the school/district/entity’s resident educators in CORE. For help in setting up an OH|ID account, please see this page.
Establish/Review Local Resident Educator Policies and Procedures
The school/district/entity should also meet with their Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) to review and establish policies and procedures for their Resident Educator Program. If the school/district/entity does not have an LPDC, they should still establish local policies and procedures for their Resident Educator Program. This will ensure that everyone in the program has the same expectations and requirements.
For guidance in planning and evaluating a local Resident Educator Program, Program coordinators may use the Resident Educator Program Planning and Evaluation Tool found on the For Program Coordinators page.
Last Modified: 1/31/2023 9:19:06 AM