Posted in February 2013

Update on credential requirements for Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Update on credential requirements for Third Grade Reading Guarantee

With the recent passage of House Bill 555, new credentials are required for any teacher providing all or part of the daily reading instruction for students affected by the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Today, ODE is publishing a guidance document that aims to clarify understanding of this requirement. You can find it here.

New modules contain additional OTES resources

Two new multimedia modules offered on ODE’s website will help educators better understand the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, particularly aspects of the system that support teacher professional growth. Module 1, the OTES Framework, explains the components of the teacher evaluation framework adopted by the State Board of Education in 2011. Districts must adhere to this … Continue reading

Ohio educators flocking to Twitter chats, other social media

Ohio educators flocking to Twitter chats, other social media

Ohio educators are facing a barrage of new initiatives, such as the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, Ohio’s New Learning Standards and the next generation of assessments that require multiple changes in practice all at the same time. As educators begin wading into the waters, they increasingly are turning to social media for insight and support … Continue reading