Diving Deeper into Ohio's Education Reform Efforts

Session Listings

Below are the titles and descriptions of sessions that will be presented at the Connecting the Dots Conference. To stay up-to-date, “Follow” our blog by signing up on the home page. PLEASE NOTE: Connecting the Dots and Session 1 presentations will run 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM (during Session 1 & 2).

Session Title
Session Description
Room
Time
FEATURED TRAINING
Connecting the Dots: “The Big Picture”
There are many educational initiatives taking place in Ohio.  The purpose of this project-based workshop is to help participants determine how these initiatives relate to one another in order to allow for high levels of implementation at the district level in order to support student success.
C110; C111; C112; C113; C114; C115; C121; C122; C123; C124; C132; C210; C211; C212; C213; C214; C215; C220; C221; C222; C225; D230; D231; D232; D233; D234; D235; D244; D245; D246
9:00 AM
Are You up to PAR? The Avon Lake City School District was fortunate enough to develop a PAR (Peer Assistance Review) program to assist teachers as they grow and change with the new challenges in education. Our goal is to share with you how our school district has journeyed through this process as we designed our PAR program.
D240-D242
9:00 AM
OTES, eTPES, Walkthroughs and Our School Culture The Fairlawn Local School District participated in the OTES pilot, uses the Ohio eTPES model and software developed with RANDA systems for walkthrough observations. This informative presentation will consist of administrators, teachers and counselors sharing their experiences of overcoming their fears to generate positive and constructive feedback to benefit the students. OTES, the Ohio eTPES and Fairlawn’s own walkthrough software were successfully rolled out to the entire staff and have become imbedded in our school culture
D130
9:00 AM
Implementing FIP: A Panel Discussion of Real World Successes and Challenges What does implementing FIP look like in the real world? Find out in this session, which features educators from Ansonia Local, Mad River Local, and New Lebanon Local School Districts in a panel discussion. The discussion will focus on successes and challenges of implementing FIP, how they’ve connected FIP to other initiatives, and how they are working to ensure the sustainability of FIP.
BallRm 1
9:00 AM
SLO Collaborative Writing Project Hundreds of teachers across northwest Ohio are jumping online and forming inter-district teams to write SLOs. This collaborative creation of Student Learning Objectives aligned to high quality assessments is happening within a blended online learning environment.  We will share how three ESCs and over 35 districts are working smarter by finding innovative ways to work together.
D131
9:00 AM
Embedded Differentiation in Lesson Design(Overview, 3 breakout sessions to follow) The Diverse Learner work group at the Ohio Department of Education is working to create supports for diverse learners including gifted, English language learners, and students with disabilities. The team has developed Strategies for Diverse Learners link in the Ohio model curriculum for state standards. Its latest project is to create a process for using the English Language Arts and Mathematics Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) rubrics to review lessons and design embedded differentiated instruction for diverse learners. This session will provide an opportunity to review sample lessons and interact with the rubrics that meaningfully engage diverse learners in Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
D142-D143
9:00 AM
A Locally Developed Model to Measure Teacher Effectiveness, Part 2: A District-wide Pilot of an Evidence-based Teacher Evaluation System that Integrates Student Learning Objects (SLOs). This year at Liberty Union-Thurston Schools, we are piloting our full evaluation system, which includes a locally developed performance measure and student growth measures (SLOs), in all buildings and with nearly all teachers. In this session we will talk about the challenges in completing observations, writing and implementing SLOs, and how we have addressed those challenges in our district.
C226
9:00 AM; 11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
Collaboration and OTES: The Long and Winding Road At Big Walnut, we are participating in our second year piloting OTES.  We have trained all staff on SLOs, written SLOs at every level, and provided our staff with professional development on the OTES process and tools.  We will share our journey of collaboration between our teachers and administrators as we have worked through this process with our evaluation committee.
D140-D141
9:00 AM; 11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
Instructional Coaching through PAR; Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future The PAR grant planning team at Jackson Local Schools has worked in this first year of the grant to develop a plan of support for Resident Educator Teachers utilizing Instructional Coaches, district literacy coaches, and teacher mentors.  Representatives of that planning team will explain how the district started with Instructional Coach training and has progressed to a more fully delineated plan that will support Resident Educators and all teachers in the district with instructional practices.  The fully implemented plan will have the instructional coaches supporting teachers, teacher mentors, and administrators as the district implements the new teacher evaluation tool, student growth measures, and the development of SLOs.
C216
9:00 AM; 11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Instructional Improvement System At this session we will discuss the LEA SIS integration process, the state’s progress in sourcing content for the system, and the adoption process including the gap analysis tool and it’s use. One or more of the pilot LEAs will share their experience with the system.
BallRm 3
11:15 AM
Socratic Questioning: Exploring the Complex Text Socratic questioning is a proven approach to support students’ critical thinking skills at all ages and grades, and their listening and speaking skills. Deep questioning skills teach students how to examine ideas beneath the surface which, in turn, increases complexity. These questioning skills are life skills that every teacher, and every student, should develop to explore nuanced and complex connections.
C112
11:15 AM
We Moved Up 2 in 3! How Our Elementary School Moved Up Two Categories on the State Report Card in Just Three Years! Lagonda Elementary principal will share how her school of almost 400 students, which comprises a 90% student population in poverty, successfully moved up two categories on the state report card in just three years!
C220
11:15 AM
Examining the Instructional Shifts in Ohio’s New Learning Standards: Science & Social Studies This session will focus on promoting a deeper understanding of the content-specific instructional shifts as they are presented in Science and Social Studies.
C124
11:15 AM
Embedded Differentiation in Lesson Design (Part 2 – Follow Up) The Diverse Learner work group at the Ohio Department of Education is working to create supports for diverse learners including gifted, English language learners, and students with disabilities.  The team has developed Strategies for Diverse Learners link in the Ohio model curriculum for state standards. Its latest project is to create a process for using the English Language Arts and Mathematics Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) rubrics to review lessons and design embedded differentiated instruction for diverse learners.  This session will provide an opportunity to review sample lessons and interact with the rubrics that meaningfully engage diverse learners in Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
D144-D145
11:15 AM
NCES Study on Algebra I and Geometry Curriculum Compared to NAEP 12th Grade Test Scores The Mathematics Curriculum Study (MCS) explored the relationship between course-taking and achievement in the nation’s public high schools. Looking specifically at:

1. What differences exist within the curricula?

2. How accurately do school course titles and descriptions reflect the rigor of what is taught?

3. How do the curricula relate to subsequent mathematics course-taking patterns and NAEP performance? This session discusses the implications for the results.

C222
11:15 AM
Using Walkthroughs to Promote School Improvement This session will provide instructional leaders will highlight the Advanced Placement network and the strategies used in building and expanding Advanced Placement courses. Presenter will discuss multiple tactics for LEAs to utilize in their quest to build stronger Advanced Placement Programs.
D231
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
Building Your Advanced Placement Program Walkthroughs are great formative ways to assess “how” we are doing across our school program and as individuals in our profession. The immediate feedback offered through walkthroughs leads to quality practices across our setting.  It is truly a vehicle that has led to professional growth for all of us.
D246
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
Collaborate, Differentiate & Integrate with the Common Core Hartville Elementary 3rd grade teachers have begun the transition into Common Core expectations. The Common Core standards have transformed the way we analyze each unit and its assessments. The goal is to use the current units of study and convert to the Common Core using essential questions, multiple subjects, types of writing and differentiating the information for maximum success.
D243-D244
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
PARCC and The Next Generation Assessments: Making Classroom Technology Shift PARCC Next Generation Assessments are coming. Learn more about how to use technology-enhanced testing to engage your students in the assessment of their learning, find free web-based resources to help you integrate more interactive technology into your classrooms on a daily basis and share ideas on how to make the shift to thinking about assessments in a new, technology enhanced way. Join PARCC ELC Char Shryock as she shares information with you on how to prepare for the new state assessments.
C213
11:15 AM; 2:00 PM
Ready, Set, Link! This spring, LEAs will participate in the Link/Roster Verification process to ensure class rosters used to generate teacher value added reports are accurate. Thoughtful planning and preparation at both the systemic and school levels can ensure that teachers are supported and informed throughout the Link/Roster Verification process.  Participants will learn about strategies for planning for a successful system wide process.
C234; D130
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
The Ohio Resident Educator Program: Looking Ahead to Years 3 & 4 The Ohio Resident Educator program represents a model of professional growth and development for new teachers and their mentors. This presentation provides a preview of how Years 3 and 4 of the program will help develop Resident Educators’ professional identity and strengthen their professional practice.
C215
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM
How to Create High Quality and Rigorous LEA Assessments for OTES Planning to use LEA measures to assess student growth for teachers not assessed by Ohio’s Value-Added system? Have you thought about developing these yet? Creating high quality, rigorous LEA assessments can be challenging without guidance. Our session discusses a practical process for developing and piloting these assessments to generate reliable and valid results that can be used for creating SLOs.
C110
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM,
Formative Assessment in Middle School Formative assessment is a process to be used during learning.  Connections will be made between the FAMS pilot and/or  FIPS and OPAPP.  An overview of the iLearn  electronic repository will also be shared.
C115
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Creating Partnerships to Help Close the Achievement Gap This interactive session will provide session attendees the opportunity to learn more about work of coordinators who help low achieving students address non-academic barriers to close achievement gaps and strategies used to involve community organizations. Attendees will engage in exercises to formulate community involvement plans.
C111
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
“Going Deeper” with Ohio’s New Learning Standards…What Does That Mean and Where Might We Begin? What does “Going Deeper” mean in K-12 classrooms as LEAs transition to Ohio’s New Learning Standards?  This presentation will discuss how might your district or school strategically focus on instructional practices that are responsive to more rigorous learning expectations
C211
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Overview of Student Learning Objectives as a Student Growth Measure Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent. For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs). This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
D142-D143
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
eTPES User Training The electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) is concluding the first full school year of service to Ohio LEAs. This is  a product training session. This session will provide updates regarding eTPES product upgrades and upcoming schedules for the 2013-2014 school year.
D131
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Family Engagement Strategies in a Virtual School Setting  Ohio Virtual Academy is a Kindergarten through 12th grade public school which serves 14,000+ students from all 88 Ohio Counties. Students are educated outside the traditional classroom, using Internet technology and traditional teaching materials.  Learning Coaches partner with our HQT staff to provide instruction.  Come see how we are supporting families and keeping them engaged to raise student achievement levels.
D132
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Navigating the Path Between a Successful Teacher Evaluation System and the New Requirements of OTES This session will walk participants through the change process involved in moving from a successful standards-based observational evaluation system to one which requirements the inclusion of student growth data. What are the barriers, the strategies to get through those challenges and how to take the system to the next level.
C225
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
PAR – Not Just For Golfers Anymore Presenter will introduce the components of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) and offer ideas for implementation.  Participants will understand how struggling teachers are identified, how highly-skilled teachers are selected, and how a menu of services can be crafted.  Variations and adaptations will be addressed, as will confidentiality issues, legal issues, and cases for “special handling.”
C221
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Parents Connecting the Dots Through Pathways to Parent Leadership Training This session will highlight the initial impact of the Pathways to Parent Leadership Training. Parents will hear from a priority school principal and a parent on utilization of the parent leadership training and implementation of new skills learned. Miami University, the evaluator of this work will also discuss their evaluation measures.
D233
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
The Dots Are the “What”; The Ohio Improvement Process is the “How” This session will highlight the importance of having effective collaborative structures at all levels of the organization.  Participants will engage in the 5-Step data review process.  Outcome of the session will be to experience, through a simulation activity, the importance of an aligned system from the teacher to the building to the district level.
C114
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Student Growth Measures: A Review of State Samples, Practices and Results This session will provide a brief review of other state practices regarding student growth measures (including SLOs) and evaluation. Also included will be a discussion of preliminary findings from Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) research regarding the relationships between OTES and OPES within a sample of LEAs in Ohio.
D240-D242
11:15 AM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project – An Instructional Approach to Assessment The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project is an instructional approach to Ohio’s New Learning Standards. Hundreds of teachers are participating in this project. We are learning that students can accomplish the expectations set by the New Learning Standards, but that it takes some new approaches to teaching and learning and technology. Through testimonial and video we will share our results.
C122
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Tools for Mapping 2.0: A Focus on ELA, Science, & Social Studies This workshop offers a road map for leading a district through mapping Common Core and Ohio Revised standards. Topics will include resources, tips, tricks, and tools for mapping day planning and implementation. The process used in the district will be modeled using ELA, Science, & Social Studies standards. This process is effective for any content area and/or grade level.
C113
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Utilizing Data to Improve Instruction at the Building Level In this session attendees will be introduced to tools that will enable building level staff to evaluate student test data while making informed decisions on instructional best practices thereby improving student achievement. Attendees will be instructed on how to use their student’s test performance data to identify strengths and areas of needed improvement in instruction while enhancing grade level/department collaboration.
C232
11:15 AM; 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM
New FIP Your School Resources for Creating Clear Learning Targets This session will focus on one of the four core components of formative instructional practice: clear learning targets. Participants will be introduced to new resources available through FIP Your School to support teacher learning around creating clear learning targets. Discussion will include the importance of working collaboratively to deconstruct standards and the role of clear learning targets in a balanced assessment system.
C230
11:15 AM; 2:00 PM
Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Student Learning This session will focus on collecting and documenting evidence of learning, one of the four core components of formative instructional practice. Participants will discuss formative assessment methods used to collect and document evidence of student progress toward learning objectives. Participants will also be introduced to resources available through FIP Your School to support teacher learning around sound assessment design.
C210
11:15 AM; 2:00 PM
State-Level Implementation of the New Learning Standards and Assessments During this session, participants will receive up to date information on state –sponsored professional learning, resources and tools that support the implementation of the New Learning standards.  In addition, participants will leave with a better understanding of the state’s work to develop English language arts and mathematics assessments through PARCC, and state –level assessments in science and social studies.  The session will also address implications for high school graduation.
BallRm 1
11:15 AM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Engaging Urban Youth: Strategies for Success Both urban and suburban-urban districts large and small are faced with figuring out how to lift the achievement levels of students who are often faced with adverse conditions and backgrounds which are not conducive for growth and learning, and often lead to growing achievement gaps.  In a panel and Q& A discussion, hear from districts around the state and country who have achieved notable success against unbelievable odds, who will share practical advice and resources with the audience.
D223-D224
1:00 PM
Slowing Down & Going Deeper for Struggling Readers Close reading is an important strategy in a teacher’s arsenal that is often part of a three-prong structured approach to improve students’ reading and literacy skills, providing them with skills to manage increasingly complex texts. Close reading can be implemented in numerous ways to help students meet learning objectives, improve their reading skills, and therefore, increase their motivation.
C112
1:00 PM
Overview of Student Learning Objectives as a Student Growth Measure Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent. For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs). This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
D240-D242
1:00 PM
FEATURED TRAINING
Connecting the Dots: “The Big Picture”
There are many educational initiatives taking place in Ohio.  The purpose of this project-based workshop is to help participants determine how these initiatives relate to one another in order to allow for high levels of implementation at the district level in order to support student success.
D244-D245
1:00 PM
Establishing Appropriate Growth Targets for SLOs Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent.  For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs).  This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
C235
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Overview of Student Learning Objectives as a Student Growth Measure Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent. For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs). This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
D142-144
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM
Preparing for the Administration of the Next Generation of Assessments This session will explore Ohio’s Next Generation of Assessment design and examine what planning and preparations need to occur in advance of the 2014-2015 launch. Specific, in-depth discussion will occur around technology infrastructure and variables pertaining to building- and district-level administration.
C123-124
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Teachers Are Heros: Understanding the Significance and Greatness of Teachers This high energy emotionally charged message is designed to rekindle the spirit of teachers and remind them of their significance and the tremendous value they bring to the teaching profession. Furthermore, key strategies will be discussed on how to stay motivated and inspired while teaching, along with how to empower and build successful relationships with their students.
C214
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
SLOs for Principals: An OPES Overview Ohio’s new evaluation system requires principals to analyze student data and identify areas that require a targeted effort to improve student learning for ALL groups and subgroups of students, while demonstrating student growth. This session will walk participants through a brief overview of OPES and the process of writing an SLO as a principal.
C220
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Student Growth Measures Ohio Department of Education’s Chris Woolard will provide an overview of how student growth measures will be used as 50 percent of both teacher and principal evaluations.
BallRm 3
1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Student Learning Objectives: An On-the-Ground Experience with Training, Development, and Implementation Learn how Circleville City Schools (CCS) designed, developed, and implemented over 73 SLOs in most grades and subject areas.  Participants will also learn how CCS (as a Race to the Top and an Ohio Teacher Incentive Fund district) incorporated SLOs into our strategic-compensation model and our teacher-evaluation process.  Session details will cover essential background information and resources, professional development for teachers and administrators, key guidance on writing SLOs, and the fundamental importance of assessment literacy.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, and an ODE representative will also be present to offer a statewide perspective.
D222
1:00 AM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Implementing OTES…The Next Layer of Questions These sessions are designed for participants to engage in dialogue around implementation questions that surround Policy and the OTES system. The presenters will use a Socratic Approach to fueling the discussion where participants will ask questions and seek answers about implementation. Specific attention will be paid to a series of guiding questions.
C121
1:00 PM: 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
New FIP Your School Resources for Creating Clear Learning Targets This session will focus on one of the four core components of formative instructional practice: clear learning targets. Participants will be introduced to new resources available through FIP Your School to support teacher learning around creating clear learning targets. Discussion will include the importance of working collaboratively to deconstruct standards and the role of clear learning targets in a balanced assessment system.
C210
1:00 PM; 3:00 PM
PARCC: Leading Change At the Building Level Building principals and grade level coordinators are being asked to be agents of change over the next 2 years as Ohio shifts to the New Learning Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Think through guiding questions that will help you and your team make the shifts successfully. Have a chance to look at the most current updates from PARCC about timelines for policy and materials creation. Learn how to use some basic graphics to help your teachers and parents understand what PARCC is and how assessments will be changing in Ohio. Join PARCC ELC Char Shryock as she shares information with you on how to prepare for the new state assessments.
C213
1:00 PM; 3:00 PM
SLO Collaborative Writing Project Hundreds of teachers across northwest Ohio are jumping online and forming inter-district teams to write SLOs. This collaborative creation of Student Learning Objectives aligned to high quality assessments is happening within a blended online learning environment.  We will share how three ESCs and over 35 districts are working smarter by finding innovative ways to work together.
C213
2:00 PM
Establishing Appropriate Growth Targets for SLOs Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent.  For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs). This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
D234
2:00 PM
What You Missed: Regional Value-Added Meetings – The “Cliff Notes” This presentation will focus on the highlights of the Ohio RttT Fall 2012 Regional Collaborative Workshops that focused on: making sense of value-added information for school improvement use; showcasing value-added in action and how differentiated support for teachers could be implemented; and taking a look at what’s new in student growth.
D130
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Evidentiary Writing & the Common Core What is “evidence”? What are some strategies to help students learn to plan, research, revise, and edit their work? How do you help students apply fundamental evidence-based writing strategies to any content area? How do you assess their work, even if you are not a “writing” teacher? Learn strategies that help you support your students’ writing.
C112
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Instructional Improvement System (Ohio IIS) At this session we will discuss the LEA IIS integration process, the state’s progress in sourcing content for the system, and the adoption process including the gap analysis tool and it’s use. One or more of the pilot LEAs will share their experience with the system.
BallRm 2
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Examining the Instructional Shifts in Ohio’s New Learning Standards: English Language Arts & Mathematics This session will focus on promoting a deeper understanding of the content-specific instructional shifts as they are presented in English language arts and mathematics.
D144-D145
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
PD Plans in Y3 Going to Y4 The session involves taking a look at PD Plans in year three…how do we use our data to prepare for year four and consider sustainably for beyond.
C215
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Embedded Differentiation in Lesson Design (Part 3 & 4 follow up) The Diverse Learner work group at the Ohio Department of Education is working to create supports for diverse learners including gifted, English language learners, and students with disabilities.  The team has developed Strategies for Diverse Learners link in the Ohio model curriculum for state standards. Its latest project is to create a process for using the English Language Arts and Mathematics Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) rubrics to review lessons and design embedded differentiated instruction for diverse learners.  This session will provide an opportunity to review sample lessons and interact with the rubrics that meaningfully engage diverse learners in Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
D140
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
We Moved Up 2 in 3! How Our Elementary School Moved Up Two Categories on the State Report Card in Just Three Years! Lagonda Elementary principal will share how her school of almost 400 students, which comprises a 90% student population in poverty, successfully moved up two categories on the state report card in just three years!
D212
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Legal Matters Learn the most current information about legislation affecting your students, parents, teachers, schools and districts!
D226
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
NCES Study on Algebra I & Geometry Curriculum Compared to NAEP 12th Grade Test Scores The Mathematics Curriculum Study (MCS) explored the relationship between course-taking and achievement in the nation’s public high schools. Looking specifically at:
1. What differences exist within the curricula?
2. How accurately do school course titles and descriptions reflect the rigor of what is taught?
3. How do the curricula relate to subsequent mathematics course-taking patterns and NAEP performance? This session discusses the implications for the results.
D241
2:00 PM; 3:00 PM
Overview of Student Learning Objectives as a Student Growth Measure Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system weights student growth measures at 50 percent. For many teachers, all, or at least a portion, of this 50 percent will be comprised of student learning objectives (SLOs). This overview will outline the key components of the SLO and the process for SLO approval.
D234
3:00 PM
Examining the Instructional Shifts in Ohio’s New Learning Standards: Science & Social Studies This session will focus on promoting a deeper understanding of the content-specific instructional shifts as they are presented in Science and Social Studies.
D142-D143
3:00 PM

14 responses

  1. Natalie Schoonover

    If we are already registered? How do we go back in and schedule our sessions? Thank you!

    February 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    • Hi Natalie,
      unfortunately at this time we are not offering the ability to register for separate sessions as originally attended; however, room will be allotted for the more popular sessions on our schedule.

      February 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  2. B Hicks

    So we do not need to go back and register for each session? We can choose our sessions on the 22nd?

    February 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    • Hi,
      no you do not need to go back and register for each session. You will be able to chose on the day of the event.

      February 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  3. How do we register for the above sessions? I am trying to select sessions for the Associate Superintendent. She went to ODE’s SAFE account and looked up the event in STARS but it still lists the times as 11:00-11:50 am..

    March 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    • Hi Theresa,
      At this time we are not offering the ability to register for separate sessions as originally attended; however, room will be allotted for the more popular sessions on our schedule.

      March 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  4. Ryan

    Hello,

    Will there be a lot of space in the 2:00 Connect the Dots Session? I am at Title I in the morning and will not be able to attend the 9:00 AM Connect the Dots session.

    March 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    • There will space to accomodate up to 50 attendees in during the 2:00 PM Connecting the Dots session. Please try to arrive early.

      March 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  5. Andy

    Why are no presentations listed for session 2 (10:00am-10:50am)?

    March 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    • The Connecting the Dots workshop runs across both Session 1 & 2; so technically from 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM. The corresponding Session 1 presentations starting at 9:00 AM will run across Session 1 & 2 as well; therefore each presentation will be from 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM. Hope this clarifies… let us know if you have any more questions.

      March 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  6. Lindsey Blackburn

    Is there a grid form of these listings available?

    March 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • Hi Lindsey,
      there will be a hardcopy in grid format of the session listings available at the conference and in your registration packet. If you like you can copy and paste the current format from this page into a Word document and it should create a grid/table for you. Thanks!

      March 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  7. Carrie Muschweck

    This is very confusing, when I registered I was able to sign up for something
    specific from 11:00-11:50 and now that program isn’t showing. How is the day working and what is the time for lunch?

    March 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    • Carrie,
      the day will feature the Connecting the Dots training in the morning from 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM, along with other offerings. Throughout the day other sessions will be available until 3:00 PM (which is the last session of the day). Lunch will run from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM and will be on your own. Please view the Conference Overview Schedule above for a full run down of the day. Thanks!

      March 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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