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April is Autism Acceptance Month Though our daily lives may look a little different, celebrating things that matter and bring hope and inspiration to the people we serve, is now more important than ever. That’s why we are excited to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with all of YOU. Read More ▸
Recently, districts were invited to participate in the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) at no cost to gain information to best serve their students. The 30-minute survey for students in grades 7-12 can provide data that support districts’ continuous improvement and whole child plans. Districts must register to participate by April 16. Read More ▸
The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness has released a plan to revise the Early Learning and Development Standards. Read More ▸
Early Learning Standards
Ohio’s BOLD Beginning! website is the premier way for Ohio’s parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, and childcare programs to access all things related to early childhood in Ohio’s state agencies. This website now houses information that was formerly found on the Early Childhood Ohio (ECO) webpage along with many new resources. Read More ▸
Ohio's Bold Beginning!
Ohio educators can take free online courses and professional development on the Department's Learning Management System (LMS). Find the full list of these on-demand courses on the Department's website. Read More ▸
Remote Learning for Educators
InspirED offers practical tips for educators and families to help students during this unique time of learning. This virtual learning series, sponsored by OCALI and the Department, has announced its new sessions for March. Also, a video gallery featuring previous InspirED sessions now is available. Read More ▸
Supplemental learning support for students with disabilities Read More ▸
Learning Aid Ohio
The 2021 Teacher Leadership Summit is scheduled for June 9. Save the date to learn from and collaborate with teacher leaders across Ohio. Read More ▸
Teacher Leadership Summit
INFOhio’s Book Nook includes hundreds of student-created book trailers for fiction and nonfiction books for grades K-12. Educators can get ideas for new books to add to their library collections and find out which books are popular with Ohio’s students. The site allows users to browse more than 20 newly added book trailers. Read More ▸
Data Insights: How the Pandemic is Affecting the 2020-2021 School Year Practical Advice on Spring 2021 State Testing The Ohio Department of Education today published a new resource to its Reset and Restart Education webpage titled Spring 2021 Testing. This resource provides important information about extension of testing windows as well as practical advice for test administration. Read More ▸
Reset and Restart
Summer programs available for Appalachian students and teachers Two summer learning programs are available for middle and high school students and teachers in the Appalachian region of Ohio. Register for the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer STEM Programs or the Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy by March 1. Read More ▸
Appalachian Summer Program
Equity labs to assist in local equitable access planning The Department will be offering virtual equity labs to assist districts and schools with their annual local equitable access planning process. The first lab begins Feb. 18. Read More ▸
Equity Lab
The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise to provide Safety Assessment and Intervention, one of the Sandy Hook Promise’s proven Know the Signs programs, at no cost to districts and schools in the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, trainings will be offered virtually during this school year. Read More ▸
Sandy Hook Promise
The Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers and celebrates their effective, inspiring work both inside and outside of the classroom. The Department currently is accepting nominations for this prestigious honor. Submit nominations by April 9. Read More ▸
Ohio Teacher of the Year
Muskingum Valley ESC
Ohio Department of Education
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